Monday, October 22, 2012

Disposables-Who needs ‘em?

My husband and I decided to use cloth diapers shortly after we found out we were pregnant. We
knew that they were more work, however, so we also knew that we’d be using disposables sometimes
for convenience. When my son was born we used the disposables in the hospital just because it was
easiest. As soon as we got home with our new bundle of joy we started using cloth diapers and were so glad! They weren’t nearly as hard to use as we thought and our son seemed much happier. We still had some boxes of disposables that people had given us as baby presents, but they just sat untouched.
Fast forward a little while. We were going out of town with our new baby for the first time. We were
going to be away from the comfort of our own diaper washing system and decided that even though we could use the washer where we were going to be, disposables would probably be easiest. We packed up one of the many untouched boxes that we had been given and headed out of town.
While we were out of town we changed our son’s tushie at least every hour and yet it stayed this nice
pinkish red color. We thought maybe it was because he had had him in salt water for the first time and just dismissed it. We never suspected that disposables were the real culprit.
We took a day trip a few weeks later and packed our cloth diapers, but somehow didn’t pack quite
enough so we ended up using a few spare disposables. When we returned home we noticed that
our son’s tushie was not just pinkish red, it was fiery red. This time we knew that it had to be the
We decided then and there that we would not be using disposables on his tushie again, no matter how
convenient they might end up being. Nothing is convenient enough when it ends up hurting your child. Now we always travel with our cloth diapers/wipes; our family is very supportive and our friends just think we’re plum crazy!
I’m happy to report that in the 15 months since we brought our son home from the hospital, the only
time his little tushie has been irritated has been when we’ve used disposable diapers/wipes. As long as we use our beloved cloth diapers and cloth wipes his tushie looks just as cute as ever and remains, “soft as a baby’s bottom.”
Contributed by: Katy
I'm a tech geek turned Eco-friendly mommy by the absolute adorableness of cloth diapers. My son has been in cloth diapers since the day he came home from the hospital and I wouldn't have it any other way. One of my favorite pastimes includes showing off my son's cute, fluffy butt.

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