This week I am saying goodbye to some things that we have worn to bits.
5 Kooshies Classics from 1998, 2 Bummis SIWW from 1999, and a large pile of wipes and doublers that just don't have anything left in them to serve, LOL.
Strangely those Kooshies left a small hole in my stash that needs to be filled with new hemp fitteds! Hooray!
It feels odd to throw away diapering stuff but I couldn't sell any of it or even do FFS because none of it works at all. I'm sad though. These were used so much by both my kids.
I have 2 Honeyboys made by Jody 2 years ago that have all the insides poking out. It's time to retire them, and I'm so sad as well. They were great diapers, and very sentimental because Jody is a dear friend..............and Jody was one of MY first customers 3 years ago
I have some cloud 9 hemp softies that are worn out. They are in shreds, but the internal soaker is still good. I also am going to have to stop using most of my SOS soon, they are on their last legs too.
Most of Parker's stash was Fireflies (the originals made by Amy) and they are pretty much falling apart. They don't really fit Bret well, but I can't bear to part w/ them! I also have a few Luke's Drawers that are pretty much useless... full of holes and the elastic doesn't work. I have never thrown away a cloth diaper though! How sad
I retired some prefolds that I used to put on my sisters 18 years ago - I used them for doublers on Davey for a while, but they finally had to go. Kinda sad, knowing that was the last of my mom's final hoarde!
I was also the recipient of a big batch of hand-me-down ME pops that I ran into the ground. We were the third family to use them (maybe even the fourth), and after about 6 months of use, most of the diapers were more polyester mesh than terrycloth! I cut one apart to see how they were constructed, then threw the rest away as they got to be too bad to use. I still have a few that don't have too many bald patches - but those were my first experience with self-closing fitteds, so they have a special place in my stash.
I have a Sugar Peas wool jersey cover that is pretty bad. The wool itself works okay if I really lanolize it, but one snap has come completely through the fabric.
I wonder if it would be repaired somehow?
My first diaper purchases over a year and a half ago were Sugar Peas and Mother Ease. I sold off all the ME a few months later, but I still have a bunch of the Sugar Peas. They range from 18mo old and not so new looking