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Guest Post: We Love Using Cloth Diapers (Even Daddy) !
This weeks guest post on Infant Diapering comes from Alexis (Jacksmom4life) who is a new mom to a gorgeous baby boy. Today she shares with us her experience in using cloth diapers and why she loves them:
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Cloth diapers were never a twinkle in my eye until I startedtalking to my sister again.I found outshe was using cloth and was very interested in them.I started researching them and what it wasall about.It’s amazing how far clothdiapers have come since I was a baby 27 years ago.There are so many different kinds, diaperservices, cleaning routines.There istons of information and great diaper companies out there.
My husband and I were very much prepared for clothing,feeding, diapering, and caring for our baby, but little did we know that therewould be so many funny things to come from changing a diaper.As anyone with a boy knows, they can pee allover the place.Up in the air, on you,on their face, on anything laying close or far away from them, you name it…they can hit it.So as new parents myhusband and I learned how to be very quick at changing a diaper.While learning how to be fast, I do have tosay, I have been peed on too many times to count.I think sometimes my almost 4 month old,holds it just so he can get me.Hesmiles as I scream, and then I laugh at him.I guess it’s kind of a game now, on who can be faster.Me to cover him up, or him to pee on me.
We us cloth diapers called Softbums and we LOVE them.Even my husband LOVES them.For the first week and a half we had to use disposablediapers since we decided to have our son circumcised.We couldn’t wait to start using the clothdiapers.In the first week or so, ourson was leaking and blowing out of the disposables several times a day.
Once we started using the cloth diapers, we had no leaks,and no explosions up the back.I can’tsay that we haven’t had our fair share of full diapers and leaks with thecloth, but the mess is much more contained and very rare.After taking a family trip for a week when myson was only 6 weeks old, we knew cloth diapers were the only thing forus.We used disposable diapers since wecouldn’t wash and it was a disaster.Myson went through over 90 diapers in one week!He was pooping every time he ate, which meant he was pooping up his backseveral times a day.The diapers justcouldn’t contain all the poop and pee.Ourson ended up with a horrible diaper rash which makes me even happier we usecloth for his sensitive skin.
Not only are we saving money every month since our diaperstash was all gifted to us before our baby was born, but we are also saving theenvironment as well.My husband and Ithink it’s funny that we are asked by friends and family all the time… “So, areyou still using cloth diapers?”I guessthey all thought we would give up.Weanswer with a strong “Yes!!”We tellthem how much we love using them, how our son hasn’t had a diaper rash in them,and that he hasn’t pooped up his back once in them.Yes, it’s come out the sides a few times, butcome on, any diaper can only hold so much poop.
If you are thinking about cloth diapering, my first advicewould be to get on http://www.diaperswappers.com/and start asking questions.There arealso some great companies that have try-me packs which are a great idea if youdon’t know what you want to use.Sincemy sister had already done all the trying out for me, I just asked for heradvice and ran with it.We are happywith our decision and love our diapers.Lucky for me my sister had already tired over 6 different kinds of diapers.I wanted easy, daddy friendly and cute.Beware; cloth diapering can be bad for yourbudget if you can’t control yourself.There are so many cute covers out there, so make sure you can eitherafford to splurge or have control over your spending.Happy diapering and good luck!
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