I really just need to know what you would do if you were me. I WANT to use cloth soo soo badly, but here's the deal:
in May of 2009 I bought 20 fuzzibunz for my (then) 17-month-old twin girls. I'd used Charlie's soap and there was an actual chemical burn that happened on my of my girl's labia, freaking me out and making me want to never do cloth again. It took almost 2 months for the scars to go away
I gave birth to another girl in Sept. 2009 and have been using disposable diapers on all 3 of my girls, with occasional prefold/blueberry cover use on my newborn
the thing is, I *WANT* to do cloth, but honestly the prefolds/cover system does not keep her bottom as dry as a disposable. I change VERY frequently, even MORE frequently, when she wears cloth, and it just seems her bits "sit" in the pee, like the pee is always more up against her skin in the cloth versus the disposable. It's like the disposable draws away the urine from her bottom
also I know I am vain, but her clothes are not as cute in cloth! Too much bulk
ALSO I have soo much laundry with 3 kids 2 and under that doing cloth loads is just too much
What do you think? I mean, I *WANT* to do cloth as in my beliefs about the environment and just knowing it's the "right" thing to do, but am I just lazy?
It's like I'm addicted to WANTING to do cloth because I keep buying cloth diapers (I just bought some Thirsties medium AIOs haha) but I can't seem to want to put them on my kids because seriously NONE of their clothes will fit them, unless I put a baggy dress on them but then they just look dumpy
am I being too vain?
THE *REAL* DEAL why I stopped with my twins is the chemical burn issue, but now I've changed detergent (Tide free and clear) and so should I just give them another go?
Any of you out there with 3+ kids and doing cloth for 3 kids?
Melanie, vegan mommy to twin girls born Dec. 2007, and another little girl born Sept. 25th, 2009!