Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cloth Diaper Update

Well, I finally got around to using the new cloth diapers I ordered a few weeks ago. I only bought three, so not much to report yet. He went through two of them, both poopy, with nary a blowout, which is fantastic. This little baby has a talent for pooping out the back of his diapers. We just moved him up a size to try to prevent it, and it hasn't worked. If cloth diapers save me from three clothing changes a day, I will be very happy to deal with the laundering of them. (Which I haven't done yet, by the way.) I put Oscar to bed in the last clean one, and am curious to see how that will hold up. He isn't a major wetter, so I don't think it will be too bad; I'm more wondering if it will get uncomfortable for him because it's cloth. He does like having a clean diaper, unlike Wyatt who would run around in a poopy diaper until he had a major rash. We shall see.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Cloth Diapers - Have I Gone Completely MAD?!

I was browsing some random blogs today and ran across one where the mom decided to try out cloth diapers. She linked something called the Bumgenius, an all in one diaper that works much like a disposable, but you wash it. People, I'm a heartbeat away from ordering one, and I think I'm totally out of my head. I found myself surfing cloth diapering sites a few weeks ago, and it shocked me to think I was actually putting out feelers. The idea has always disgusted me. I lived with my brother and his family for a brief period after graduating college, and they used cloth sometimes on my nephew. I remember watching my brother cleaning one out and thinking, that is the nastiest thing I've ever seen. Fast forward to today. I think I could use the Bumgenius and actually like it. I don't know if it's because I went through a month of cleaning poopy underwear when Wyatt was potty training and survived, or because I'm just a little more adventurous now, but I'm really thinking about this one. I found a site that offers a money back guarantee if you buy one and try it, then hate it. I'm thinking about it, I really am...