An Introduction to Cloth Diapers… Change your Ways

June 2, 2010 by
Filed under: Experiences 

Did you know about such a thing as a cloth diaper?

My own ideas of bum covers were based on disposable diapers for infants. Little did I know seven years ago. I am now surrounded by the ideas, ingenuity, and inspiration to pass on the great message regarding the use of modern cloth diapers!

Put a cotton rectangle folded in three onto a waterproof cover and wrap this around your baby’s bottom just like a disposable. That is the easiest way to describe it!

Now change your baby’s bottom by undoing the velcro tabs, removing the soiled cotton diaper to the diaper pail, and replacing it with a new prefold diaper. Reattach the diaper cover onto baby and let’s get moving!

Ready to head outside to the park? Pack two extra cotton prefolds, some wipes, a change of clothes, and a tote bag into a backpack. Lead on! Little one is toddling over to the slide. What a cushy bottom she has to fall on as she learns to walk!

Travelling up to the cottage for a week – with cloth? Sure – bring a larger tote bag (or just pack the diaper pail with clean ones ready to go!) to collect the soiled diapers. We have to bring back the garbage bag and recyclables anyway. These cloth diapers don’t seem to stink as much as those disposable diapers. Imagine after a week! Save the landfill and our noses too!

Okay, now you’ve been hooked up with your own stash of diapers! Just love those SuperBrite colours from Bummis! Secretly, the SWW flower print is still my favourite! Did you see the AIO diapers on the little baby over there? Very sweet fluffy behind! So much variety in this world of cloth diapers!

Baby’s next word is wet.  I mean really?  Does she have to say it while in line at the grocery store?  Okay, we’ll be changing that dirty bottom just after we finish up with checking out.  In the back of the Mini Cooper, mom whips off the dirty and lays down the clean diaper – diaper change done!  Now load those groceries and let’s go pick up dad!

Life with baby is a collection of moments.  I just wanted to remind parents that cloth doesn’t make any of them more difficult.  At one time, cloth was the only option.

Change your Ways…

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