I have been cloth diapering my oldest son on and off for a year now and I made one of the biggest steps in our cloth diapering relationship a couple weeks ago.
I refused to buy another box of disposable diapers. I felt like if I continued to buy any, even just for a back up… I would continue to take the easy route of throwing away diapers instead of just washing them like I should be.
I think the other biggest support in this choice was the fact that my husband is behind me this time around. When I originally tried my cloth diapering project I was solo. I mean, my mother was kind of into it because she cloth diapers my older siblings when they were babies back in 1969, and 1971. When she saw the diapers now she was kind of dumbfounded how far they have come which peaked her interest.
Everyone else in our lives kind of looked at me like I had three heads. Which was another huge discouraging factor in the switch. I felt isolated, and even had to go to the extent of using disposable diapers with babysitters and different care givers for our kids. It almost made me dread the diapers instead of love them like I was supposed to!
Hey! Honesty is the best policy when it comes to these topics right? I can admit it… I had a love/hate relationship with the diapers.
At first I loved them… then I hated them for a while…
But the diapers won, and so did I because I am back in the saddle and loving it and I even have my husband on board. I also feel like my two year old really likes them. He calls them underpants because he sees his big brother wearing actual underpants and wants to be just like him.
I mean, who doesn’t want to be just like their big brother at that age?
I am alos praying this will help him potty train earlier than his brother did as well!
Any other cloth diapering moms out there cloth diapering toddlers?