I read this whole thread, and it made me a little sad. I'm really not an oldtimer, but I do remember a lot of what has been mentioned. When I came here, I distinctly remember honeyboys going thru the roof (b/c I thought people had lost their marbles or it was an inside drug ring b/c surely no one was paying over a hundy for a single diaper
), everybody *had* to have fb's, there was talk of something that everyone was mourning-mollytogs, and the hyena name (nasty threads and all
) was just coming into being. It started over SOS diapers if I recall correctly, lol.
Beyond the cattiness, these boards were a wonderful resource before the split: Heather Sanders' dissertations on cleaning, repelling fb tests w/mama subjects (ahem
), scientific absorbency tests, water info, fuz gardens, some of us deciding to try this "knitted wool" soaker idea out (thank you LTK!!!!) since our crats had performed so well but we wanted less bulk, me trying to get the whole world to wrap their kids' behinds in hemp.
My first expensive diaper purchase was a motherease sandy's, and if it didn't hold Ian's pee, I was about to give up, b/c it gave me serious sticker shock at $10, lol. Then I was introduced to world of wahms and fmbg, I think, was my first wahm diaper. I was searching high and low for hemp, but couldn't find it except for hempers prefolds that are about as stiff and scratchy as sandpaper, yikes, and she had hemp. Oooooh, and the beautiful fabrics she used to choose, or have us choose from if we got on her customs lists-pages and pages of gorgeous fabrics. Then I had to try every wahm that was out there, and BBB fast became my favorite for soakers (this was when she only sold on ebay and you could get one for around $20, no bidding wars at all, and we were all scared to try them but they looked so freaking pretty w/all the cool colorways). I was into fuz diapers, and also very much enjoyed sugarpeas, liz's cloth, lukes, and a couple others. I remember when a lot who are hyena now didn't even make diapers or covers, and I remember when they all started. I sadly remember several finding the wahm graveyard.
Then the list became exhaustive to me (a real wahm explosion btwn my 2nd and 3rd sons), people were always making me feel like shit for how much I spent or how many I had (not personally attacked, but the shame on ALL of you thrashing reserved only for the diapering moms here
), the board split, and it wasn't fun anymore. I'm glad I'm done diapering now. It isn't at all like it was, as is the case w/everything in life-enjoy it in the moment b/c the moment will end.......anyway, it was fun to remember. I used to really love my diapers, and when diapering really sucked, mamas were here to help keep me going.
My personal favorites were the blue skies/burning sun fuz garden and my custom phish covers. I kept the phish covers.
Felt good to get all that out. Thanks for reading me if you made it through. I was feeling nostalgic since today is Zach's birthday!