I have been using disposable diapers for almost a month now.
Oh my heart.
My achy breaky heart.
Oh my checkbook.
( I don’t have a checkbook.)
Oh cloth diapers.
How I miss your cuteness and your fresh fleece and your laundry routines.
Your blues and yellows and oranges. Your snaps and your velcro and your fluffy butt.
How I long for you to be the one that collects waste and urine from my child.
How I miss you, dear sweet ones.
Because we moved (yada yada yada) my sweet sweet diapers are in a box somewhere in storage. I don’t know which box, otherwise this problem may not exist. But you see, I was on a tight budget (time constraint) here and frankly, I forgot to label the cloth diaper box.
THE CLOTH DIAPER BOX. I forgot to label it.
So it’s in storage. And I never asked our roommates if they were okay with me using their washing machine 3x/week for poop and pee particles anyways, I mean, I did just meet them the second we walked off the plane. What a first impression that would be.
Hi! Nice to meet you and thanks for letting us stay at your house. Oh and by the way, I’m one of THOSE parents and I’ll be using your washing machine to wash my sons diapers in. Only a couple times a week. Oh, and don’t worry. His poop is at a great consistency right now! You don’t mind, do you??
So here we are. I’m using disposables. And I can’t tell you how flipping excited I am to go back to cloth. I had never used disposables (except for the first 3 weeks of Lucas’ life when he was itty bitty) until now so I never really knew why I didn’t use disposables. I just always knew why I used cloth.
Why I Don’t Use Disposables 101
#1. They cost too much money.
I have spent something like $60 on diapers. Please. Help me do the math here. I could have bought at least 3 cloth diapers. Three cloth diapers that last forever. I’m not kidding you, every time I buy a box of disposables at Target I have cow print diapers dancing in my head.
#2. They take up too much space in the garbage can.
For real folks, my garbage can is full of diapers. DIAPERS. Do you know what happens with cloth? You wash and re-use them. RE USE them! A novel idea, really.
#3 They are not cute. At all.
A visual presentation for you. Which is cuter?
A bum with sesame street characters on them or a bum that’s bright orange?
And speaking of, can’t we come up with something better than sesame street? Was that’s all that was left to pick from? What about animals or polka dots or stripes or a solid color? Why does it have to be Sesame Street?
Not a fan.
#4 They aren’t good for my son’s skin.
Surprisingly, Lucas hasn’t got a rash from disposables yet. However, I have noticed that his skin, er his bottom area, is more sensitive and gets a little red around the legs sometimes. With cloth diapers his skin stayed perfect.
So there you have it. Reasons why I don’t use disposables (except for right now) and plan not to ever again once I get my hands back on those cute, adorable, soft cloth diapers.
Thinking of you tonight, cloth diapers.
I hope the cold is treating you well.
We will be reunited soon.
Samantha and Lucas