Originally Posted by Qbear'smama
Ok, I'm just gonna jump in here: with DD, we used disposables
and honestly in every other regard I was/am a crunchy baby mama. This time around, I really want to give CDs a try. I am reading this thread with great interest and gaining so much wisdom from you BTDT crew. AND I looked into it and there are a couple of stores in my area that have loaner programs for newborns (kissaluvs and prefolds and covers for 4 weeks) and then when the baby is a little bigger, another program where they loan you a package with every kind of diaper (18 different kinds) for 10 days so you can try them and figure out what you like best before buying. So I am really getting excited!! DH, less so. He is VERY concerned that there will be a serious gross-out factor, but he is agreeing to having an open mind or face the wrath of the pregnant wife
. I just wanted to say, your passion has inspired me!!
I'm all over it!!
Good luck with it, mama! Man, I wish I lived where you do! In all seriousness, though, for us, cd'ing just means an extra load of laundry every couple of days. No biggie at all. My DH is great about them- I think he gets more excited about saving money, esp. with #2 on the way. Anyways, I would also recommend you look into a diaper sprayer when you start solids down the road- DH went to Lowe's to get ours, and was super proud of it. Plus we don't have to dunk diapers. Instead of paying a ton of money for one of the diaper-specific ones (they attach directly to the toilet- I have visions of my LOs spraying themselves with it), we just bought an extra showerhead with a long hose and attached it to our guest shower. It reaches the toilet, has a powerful spray, and really helps with the "ick" factor.
Also, we keep our dirty dipes in a kitchen-sized trashcan with a spring-y lid. It's lined with a waterproof bag that has a drawstring, to keep it tight. On wash day, we just dump the bag out- no touching dirty diapers! This works great- I'd say the "ick" factor is minor until you start on solids.