Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Great Cloth Diaper Change!

Sorry, we've been lacking on the posts lately and this one is a short one, but better than nothing right?

So today, The Mommies took part in the Great Cloth Diaper Change. Which was hosted locally by Cutie Booties, an online (but locally based) cloth diapering shop.  Mommy L has been having some success with cloth diapers recently.  My attempt at them when Honeybee was a little baby was grossly unsuccessful - and I do stress GROSSLY.

Mommy L called me up a few weeks back: "I signed you up for a cloth diapering workshop-y thing. That ok?"
"Sure" I said. Honestly I was only half paying attention at this point. It wasn't until the next day that I asked her what it was that I had committed to.

So what it actually was, was an event to break a Guinness World Record for most cloth diapers changed at the same time. This was and event taking place all over the world! For our location, Cutie Booties, held a workshop for those of us new to cloth diapering, which was fabulous! The owner of Cutie Booties was fantastic. In 20 minutes I learned exactly why my I was so unsuccessful with my first attempts with the cloth diapers. (Mainly because I wasn't using a waterproof cover!!)

We were also give a free a reusable shopping tote, a cloth diaper, cloth wipes and some cloth diaper friendly detergent . I had no idea that I couldn't use just anything for detergent.  I had my fingers crossed that I'd win the huge starter box that was raffled off but, no such luck.

So I had Honeybee cloth diapered all day. No leaks. Maybe I can do this. Of course she saved up the fun stuff for when we were out at dinner (and I learned that there are no changing stations in the bathroom of our favorite sushi restaurant.)

So we'll see if I can keep this up. Mommy L seems a lot better at it than me. Right now I have a washing machine full of  2 whole diapers! Ok, so its actually 2 diapers and 2 covers.  So much for saving resources. But I can't take the thought of a waiting a few days (and having diapers going ripe)  before washing them. Not to mention I only own 2 cloth diapers.


Stephanie J. said...

I always wondered if I could do cloth diapering. I mean, I BF, I made my own organic purees, why not cloth? Hmmm, you may have to let me know if it works out for you :)

Mommy J said...

So far Stephanie J, It's working out great (Famous last words) She's been exclusively CD'd since Saturday. I'll keep you posted.

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