Thursday, March 1, 2012

Baby Poo

It's surprising to me how many people have been so negative about a decision Puff and I have made with regards to Bimmer.

We are going to try to cloth diaper.

Now, I understand it's not for everyone. But I don't go around telling you that I think breastfeeding is disgusting and I really don't want to see your saggy old boob flopping about with no discretion at all. Maybe I should start. Because apparently it's everyone else's opinion that matters in how we raise our child.

Did I expect people to jump on board? No. But did I expect some of my good friends to tell me they won't even change my child if we use cloth diapers? Certainly not. Am I resigning us to a fate of never being able to be away from our child because people don't want to change her diaper?

Then, a comment from my dad, made it sink in a little bit. He said I would have to teach him how to pin the diapers so he could change her. A lightning bolt hit me. People don't realize that cloth diapers are now as easy to use as disposable ones. They are shaped the same, fit the same, and are changed the same. (Sure, there are differences in what you do with the dirty diaper after you take it off, but Puff and I will accept that responsibility.) They even come in cute different colors.

I won't bore you with the specifics of how we're going to start off with a handful of hybrids and all-in-ones. I won't explain the cleaning process or the storage process. All I will say is that if we choose to make a $200 investment in cloth diapers and it bombs, well, then you can say "I told you so." But if we are successful? Then we'll save, on average, $2000 from not buying disposables. We're not totally disillusioned into thinking this will be easy. We know there are times we will have to use disposables. We know there are times it might get gross or stinky.

But we are both excited to try.

And you will be totally jealous when our toilet has a holster and yours doesn't!


Rachel Price said...

I am actually kinda interested in cloth diapering. It excites me more then breastfeeding! I even pinned something on pinterest about some cute diaper covers...hahaha Not sure if they are like bloomers or actual covers. I am so excited!

The Fischer Family said...

I think cloth diapering is brilliant! I thought about it with this one too, but just don't know if I want to make the investment for just one baby! But like you said, it's definitely cheaper than buying disposable diapers every 2 weeks (if you're lucky!) And the new cloth diapers are adorable!!! I think it's a great decision! Now, if only I could spend enough time with you, I might be able to get you on the breastfeeding bandwagon :-P

Julie said...

Excellent choice and applause all around ... except for one thing you said...

I don't know whose you've seen, but MY breastfeeding breasts are fantastic. :)