2.04.2013

A Cloth Diaper Story: Elizabeth B.


ELIZABETH B.

Children
One son, age 16 months

About Elizabeth
Work Full Time (40 hours) as a Retail Store Manager (Frederick's of Hollywood). In my spare time (ha) I manage my blog and play with my 3 pugs. I love anything Disney and also love to cook.


How long have you been cloth diapering?
We started cloth diapering at around 11 days old, once the umbilical stump fell off.

Why did you choose to cloth diaper?
I liked the idea of it being better for the environment. I hated the thought of filling landfills with disposable diapers. I also am cheap, so I liked the idea of saving money too. Then I started researching and got hooked on the idea, and the adorable diapers.

What diapers are in your stash?
A pretty big variety, but mostly BumGenius 4.0, Happy Heinys, and Bumkins.

Favorite diaper in your stash?
Rumparooz Preppy or BabyKicks Premium Pocket in Red

Biggest cloth diapering challenge?
Convincing the husband it was a good idea. Taking him to a local cloth diaper store really helped. He was on board once he saw them in person. He even practiced diapering a stuffed Mickey Mouse before the baby was here.

Favorite thing about cloth diapering?
Not throwing away diapers. Also being a part of a world record in The Great Cloth Diaper Change.


Least favorite thing about cloth diapering?
Discovering that not all diapers will fit my child. We bought an entire stash of diapers that didn't really work out.

Favorite piece of parenting or cloth diaper advice?
Before you invest in an entire stash of one type of diaper, see what works and what you like. Also, prefolds aren't as scary as they seem, even my husband uses them.


Anything extra you'd like to share?
Another unexpected bonus to cloth diapering was becoming part of a community. I have made great friends with people from a cloth diaper connection.


Thanks Elizabeth for sharing your story!  If you'd like to read more from Elizabeth, check out her blog Pirate Perogative

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2 comments:

  1. I am so with you on "Convincing the husband it was a good idea." I am still trying to get him on board. We (well me..) are planning on cloth diapering our two boys(2 and 4) AND the new baby (come March) and it's our first time getting into cloth diapering. Scary to do them all, but I think it will work out. My husband seems to think we are going to be swimming in poop. lol

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  2. Even with sposies you have to deal with poop, it's part of having kids. Exclusively breastfed poop is pretty easy, just toss it in the wash. I deal with dirty diapers most of the time, but my husband will still do it. He actually liked the diaper sprayer.

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