Hey there ladies. This IS NOT Kristina, I'm her husband.
I’m sure I’ll get a lot of negativity from this post, but I’m going to take one for the team here. My wife posts here often and we’ve been cloth diapering for a few years now. Since a few years have gone by I have formed an opinion on cloth diapering and I’ll share it with you. Why you ask? Two reasons really.
First I need to vent or else I’ll pile the infernal things up in a urine scented pile and burn them while I dance around them celebrating my emancipation!
Second I thought I tell you how YOUR husband feels but won’t share. :LOL
I understand there is a cost savings. I’ll talke that for granted since it’s impossible to see since you can spend over a hundred dollars on a handfull of “dipes” only to find out they don’t work as well as you thought then have to buy a different kind.
There is a HUGE inconvience factor. With cloth, you need to have a bag with you when you go out. You need something to put the poopy, smelly mess into so you can tote yesterdays pureed carrots and peas around with you. By the way, those inquisitive looks you get aren’t always directed at your baby. Some of those people are smelling your son or daughters lunch from yesterday eminating from your diaper bag and wondering why the heck you smell like baby poop.
The next point of contention has a positive and negative spin on it. Those HUGE diapers that make your baby look like J-Lo on a bad day. It’s hard to put pants on a boy since his waist is a 2T and his butt is as large as your husbands. That’s the negative, what’s the positive? Well, I read an article about a terrible accident where a couple was flying in thier private airplane. They lost hydraulic control and the plane was falling fast. The parents put on the parachutes and preparred to jump. What about DS?? Well, they just tossed him out at 20,000 feet. The diaper cushioned the fall the baby is fine
But now I’ll tell you my biggest problem with cloth diapers. They leak!!!! My wife has spent many, many hours on this board getting tips on how to wash, fold, pre-soak etc. the diapers and they still leak. When I pick up my son I have to feel his wet bum on my arm. That’s just gross! C’mon ladies. Why the heck would you settle for a leaky, nasty diaper when disposible diapers are soo supirior? I’ve never had a Pampers leak poop up to his shoulder blades under the worst conditions. I suppose this brings up another positive point about cloth dipes. With Pampers you have to put your nose right on your baby’s bum and smell to see if the diaper is dirty.Kind of embarrasing for others to see you with your nose pressed up to his/her bum sniffing. With cloth, just look at his shoulders, you’ll see it up there. Is he wet, just touch his knee.
I tried to put a humerous spin on this, but I also tried to make a point. I do have one last point to make. I know why most if not all of you chose cloth over disposable diapers. It’s not the convenience, the cost or the looks. It’s the environmental factor. I thank you all, my dear (and hot) wife included for trying to do what is right for the earth.
[stepping off soapbox]