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SO ladies...<br><br>
I was wondering what all your husbands thought about using cloth dipaers. Do they like it, dread it, refuse it, don't care either way?<br><br>
I was on a WAHM site the other day and the lady wrote that her husband refused to use cloth and so she had disposables for him to use. I thought that was so sad. Especially since this woman puts so much time and energy into cloth and running her store... and her husband won't use them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> sad,sad.<br><br>
When I first told my DH that I wanted to use cloth he said "NO". He came from a family of 8 kids. And he still remembers diapers soaking in the toilet and hanging to dry around the house....and the SMELL!!! I tried to explain that CD arent' like that anymore but he didn't want to listen.<br><br>
I was pregnant at the time, but was babysitting a little girl. I decided to buy some diapers anyways and try them out. SO I did...and I used them for a week beforeI told him I had them. He was so surprised! He hadn't smelled them once. Since then he has fully supported the use of cloth. And he even tells family and friends about them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
So are you ladies as lucky as I?
 

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My husband is pretty good. He hasn't really put them on Isaiah much, but he works long hours and isn't around that much either! He totally supports me using them though and doesn't even complain about how much I spend (and I spend a fair amount!). He only asks that I not start buying the really expensive ones (i.e. Righteous Baby) because that seems like a waste to him. I'm okay with that so no problem. He thinks a lot of the ones I have bought are cute and fun!
 

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I'm very lucky! When we were pregnant with our first I brought up the idea of using cloth and DH was all for it! He changes as many diapers as I do when he's home - although he usually reaches for a Fuzzi Bunz before anything else. He even surprises me sometimes by washing the dipes - although I don't have the heart to tell him I wish he'd leave the diaper laundry to me, because it's the ONLY laundry I have fun doing!
 

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When I told DH I was switching to cloth his only concern was me washing them. I hate cleaning so I tend to avoid it until it has to be done. As I sit here there are many dishes to be done and lots of laundry piled on the floor, but the diapers are clean. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I love diaper laundry. Now he wants to know when I am going to start sewing them.<br><br>
As far as changing her, he tends to go for the easiest to use. He has trouble with the fitteds vs AIOs so he tends to grab the pockets. He also has trouble remembering to check her to see if she is wet.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
He has not complained too much about all the fluffy mail. He calls diapering my hobby<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
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edited cuz it looked funky
 

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My DH is pretty supportive. We mainly use pocket dipes around here though so they are pretty easy. He refuses to use any bulky cloth diapers. But he did remark the other day as I was stuffing them from out of the dryer that he really did like them and that they have got to be more comfortable on the kids. He doesn't like how much they cost though, but we were very sadly using disposies to their max (3-4 diapers a day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> on ds until we switched) so we weren't spending too much of sposies.
 

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My DH is a SAHD so it has been really important for him to go along with CDing our 7m old dd. We used disposies on our 2 boys (9 and 11). He has not been enthusiastic but has accepted that this means alot to me and goes along with it. He will rinse poopies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> but keeps using disposable wipes<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: (but I won't be buying any more when those are gone). He even did the diaper laundry once when we were getting ready to go oot for the weekend. He does most of the laundry but I usually do the dipes. I wish he really liked it like I do and would get excited about new cute dipes but mostly he thinks it's a pain and I spend too much money on cute dipes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">edited to fix smiley</span>
 

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Well my dh could care less what I use on ds's bum. He does boast though that I use "real diapers"!! All his friends are amazed and intrigued by that!<br>
He has changed one cd since ds has been born (he's almost 4 mos!) but that doesn't bother me at all. He'll change it if he needs to but most of the time I'm here and I love changing diapers!<br>
This is our 4th child and he his diaper changing has decreased with each kid (all have been in cloth either full or part time). Again it doesn't bother me - and he'd change a dipe if need be. It's just that I'm a diaper changing hoard!<br>
If I wanted to go to DD's he'd be fine with it. It's whatever I want to do basically. He's supportive either way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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My DH actually suggested cloth before ds was born. I thought he was being ridiculous and stingy and wouldn't even think about it. wow, have things changed! When ds was 12 months, we switched to cloth and we are both very happy with it. DH will only put pocket diapers on though (and the occasional fitted with cover)
 

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we used to have it be that when steve got home from work he changed all the diapers until he went to bed. I though that was great at first, but then I started missing it. I would be curious about how much a certain diaper held this time and so I would follow my husband in while he changed DS, just so I could see how wet the diaper was, and if the cover wicked at all, etc. So pretty soon I stopped handing my son off to hubby and I pretty much change him all the time. I guess I am a diaper changing hoard too. Pretty funny if you think about it....
 

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Dave is very supportive, but doesn't necessarily want to do it, if ykwim! LOL. He does change them, but only uses HH or Little Lambs. Guess at least he changes them right??!!
 

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My husband loves the idea of cloth and hates the reality of any diapers. He doesn't get to change the kids often because of his work schedule. We've always done the CD thing but with DD we used to use sposies on vacation. Being on vacation I would try to encourage DH to change her more. He'd complain that he wasn't used to sposies and that made it more difficult. Then we'd get back and he'd complain that the only time he changes her is on vacation and he just hasn't had a chance to figure out cloth. Sigh. Now with DS who uses cloth even on vacations DH points out that it's just easier for me to do it because I'm better at it, because I get more practice. In defense of DH he doesn't seem to mind dealing with the gross stuff as much as he's uncertain how to restrain a wiggling little one gently and effectively enough to get the next diaper on. So he prefers not to change diapers but would be downright disappointed if I switched to sposies.
 

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My dh is pretty supportive. I guess I could say that he is not against it and not completely gung ho about it. He stood up for me and the use of cloth diapers when it came up at work, though!<br><br>
I knew I wanted to cd before ds was born, so he had a while to get used to the idea. He works long hours and doesn't actually change many diapers. He's fine with cloth diapers, but thinks I shouldn't use cloth wipes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:. When he does change diapers he wants to use throw away wipes.
 

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I was just wondering this myself - whether any of the DH's were feeling the LOVE <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> like we are:<br><br><br>
Diapers are why we are fightin'<br>
'Sposies stink and the baby's cryin’<br>
Can you practice what I preach<br>
And put cloth on those cute cheeks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Father, Father, Father help us<br>
in the nursery above<br>
‘Cause you got us, got us questionin’<br>
Where is the love (Love)<br><br>
Where is the love (The love)<br>
Where is the love (The love)<br>
Where is the love<br>
The love, the love<br><br>
HAHA...<br>
Anyway, my DH is also a SAHD, so it is very important that he be into this. He is OK with it (it took a few months to convince him to try it) mainly because we have a lot of AIOs and pockets (with aplix/touch tape). He likes the Fuzzi Bunz least of all b/c he just can't do the snaps on a wriggly baby, but he is fine with the Happy Heinys and the Angel Wraps AIOs. I do all diaper laundry, too (I enjoy it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wash.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wash"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">) so that helps. He is OK with dealing with poops and with cloth wipes, but sometimes he will take her out in a 'sposie and I just HATE it. It is always when he comes and visits me at work, where I have bragged up my use of cloth and then people are like... uh... yeah, right. LOL<br><br>
Anyway, recently I have been buying fitteds with wool covers and I am too scared to let him use them. I just know he will put the covers in the diaper pail, or forget to put a cover on a fitted (and go out or something). That is our main problem - he just doesn't GET it, you know? He is OK with it, but he isn't feeling the love, so he doesn't learn about what each thing is and what it is for, etc. YKWIM??? We have intensive CDing "lessons" every once in a while and he is still like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:. LOL<br><br>
Anyway, he very much wishes I would stop buying dipes (since I told him this would save money, haha), but he is OK with using them.<br><br>
XOXO
 

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DH will:<br><br>
use CDs 100% of the time (no sposies in 2 years!)<br>
use cloth wipes (ditto)<br>
pin<br>
wash dipes, using the correct routine, without being asked<br>
change gross poopies I want nothing to do with<br>
tell other people how gross disposables are and how great cloth is!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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When I was pregnant my in-laws suggesting using CD because of our horrible financial situation. My DH & I were adamantly against it: "eww." Then one day I decided to look up CD info online. I read all the articles at Born to Love and was convinced. Then I explained how/why I wanted to do this to DH, how much money we could save and then described a Snappi to him, and disposable liners and he was convinced, too. Heh. We don't really use the disposable liners yet, though...<br><br>
Anyway, my DH works TONS, but changes at least a couple times a day, and more on his day off. He uses the few HH we have, but generally likes to use a CPF and Snappi. He's very good at it, too! He has even tried to show off our system to family, but none of them are impressed or have two words to say about it. Oh well. We like it.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
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When I first suggested CDing, he was less than enthusiastic and the cost savings were the convncing factor. He didn't want me to get very many because he thought this was going to turn into another one of my "projects" that I start enthusiastically and then drop before I am done (like the 5 crosstich projects and things like that). I only ordered a dozen dipes to start, plus 2 HH for going out/night diapers. After an insane month, he is the one that asked why I didn't get some more because it was too hard to do laundry 1-2 times a day. So, I got a couple of dozen prefolds and life has been much better.<br><br>
He now snappis prefolds, rinses poopies, and does diaper laundry once in a while. Although I probably still do the majority of it, he has days where he does more than me (since being unemployed...when he was working, he wasn't there as much obviously). One of the first things he said when he lost his job was "at least we don't have to worry about buying dipes for him"
 

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Dh is supportive of cding and pretty amused at my 'conversion' asking if I'm tithing yet :LOL. Anyway he cd his 3 kids from another rel and he instructed me on how to place the pin in a ubcpf. He's good at removing the dirty dipe and hanging out with ds on the changing table but prefers me to put the clean one on. He likes our fitted dipes--snugglups--best for ease of use. He doesn't like snappis tho since they always seem to get caught in his shirt when he's holding ds.
 

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My DH will change cloth now he doesnt look for diaper changes if i am home but he will do it if i ask him to..... If I am not home he again has no problems...... He will reach for an AIO over a prefold as Ryan is rather wiggly but he can snappi a prefold ....now a poopy dipe will sit on the trash can for me to deal with......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: but ai dont care....... he also has no clue how mush $$$ I have spent....... :LOL but he is also quick to tell people how much we save...... :LOL if he only knew........
 

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DH was really freaked out when I suggested switching to cloth. But once he was around it and saw all the different options he really likes it now, plus he sees how happy it makes me!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> He will change a cloth dipe but will only put a FB, a HH, or an AIO on Morgan.
 

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DH loves using cloth! He's always braging to everyone that we use cloth and has even brought a clean one to show his wife who is expecting in a few weeks. He changes as many diapers as I do and even rinses the poopy ones!
 
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