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Cloth Diaper Story: Viv


I have 3 girls, Shae (5), Jocie (2.5), and Helen (11 months).

About Viv
I am a stay at home wife and mom. I love gardening and mountain climbing. I dabble in sewing, knitting and painting.

How long have you been cloth diapering?
Well, hmm, there isn't a short answer for this. I started using cloth when Jocie was about 11 months old. I used cloth for her for a few months and then got pregnant with my third. I couldn't handle the smell of the cloth with my morning sickness so I switched back to disposables. I restarted (part-time) with cloth when Helen was around 3 months old. (Jocie stayed in disposables) I didn't have enough cloth to do full time and definitely not to do two bums in cloth full time. I bought a few more diapers in March so I have been full time (with just Helen) cloth since March.

Why did you choose to cloth diaper?
Sadly, peer pressure! I'm not proud to admit this and I am not normally prone to giving into peer pressure but that is why I first started. With Helen I tried cloth again because I still had the diapers from Jocie and it seemed wasteful to not be using them.

What diapers are in your stash?
Mostly pockets, Kawaii, Smart Snugs, Bum Cheeks
(I only have 13 diapers)

Favorite diaper in your stash?
Smart Snug pocket, white with pink, blue and yellow dots

Biggest cloth diapering challenge?
Always having diapers dry and ready for changes. Like I said we only have 13 diapers, so I have 2 'sets' and I need to plan it so that I wash diapers as soon as the last one in a set is done and get them hanging right away.

Favorite thing about cloth diapering?
My favorite thing about using cloth is not having to buy a box of disposables every month.

Least favorite thing about cloth diapering?
My least favorite thing is how difficult it is to find pants that work over the diapers.

Favorite piece of parenting or cloth diaper advice?
If it works for you, go with it; if it doesn't, let it go.

Anything extra you'd like to share? 
I hated using cloth for the first several months I did it but now I am fine with it. Having a few more diapers sure made it less stressful!!

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