Cloth diaper obsession starts
What if I was to tell you I’m obsessed with my cloth diapers? That although to most they are just diapers to me they are a work of art and go hung on my wall for everyone to see.
In 2008 I was shown these things that they called cloth diapers. Some of them had pins and cloth others were made of wool and needed special care when washing. I was so overwhelmed and confused but little did I know while pregnant with Aria I would come across an entire new world of cloth diapers.
I was at a local event and met a lady, Melissa, who was promoting her brand of diapers Lalabye Baby, I walked by and just looked then came back again like a shark ready to make my first purchase. You see I was still unsure, what if they didn’t work, what if they were too much work. I bought a diaper and a wet bag (a bag to hold either clean or dirty diapers) the next day I went back to the event and bought more. I hadn’t used them yet as Aria was still baking, and Michael was in diapers, but I wasn’t ready to have him be my test child.
Are they up for the test?
I ended up ordering a few brands and going based on what other mamas recommended to me. Then came the day where I needed a test baby, plus Michael needed to potty train. I started out in the morning by explaining to Michael that he would be a big brother and needed to use the big boy potty. Michael wasn’t ready, and I was ok with that, so I went on to explain that mommy wasn’t either going to buy big boy underwear or he would be using cloth knowing that it would help move things toward the potty-training world.
By the time, Aria arrived Michael was potty trained, and I just had to carry cloth for one but that has created this monster, the cloth diaper obsessed, gotta buy them all monster! Aria wore cloth from the day she was born until the day she potty trained. I then sold most of them off, yes resale is something that happens. When Brooklyn’s’ pregnancy came around I knew I only wanted to buy Lalabye Baby, they worked great for us and had a great resale value.
A wall of cloth diapers!
The brand was and is still growing, the prints are amazing, and the community is so supporting. we now have over 100 diapers which I am sure will continue to grow. Brooklyn is now 9 months and still have plenty of time to use them before they go off to their new family when potty training hits our home again.
Want to learn more about using cloth diapers? Join us next time when we talk about how to prep and wash your new or new to you cloth diapers.