We’re on day 2 of cloth diapering and I am finding that I truly forgot how easy it is! I feel a bit more at peace when I put them on Matthew – as if I’m doing him a favor. I have no idea if he prefers them or not, but I like to believe he does.
We’re not going to be doing this 100% of the time. We’ll be using a disposable diaper at night, and I’ll keep disposables in my diaper bag to use when we’re out. I just don’t see the point in lugging cloth diapers around with me given that Matthew doesn’t usually require a diaper change when we’re out and about, and he is rather impatient with diaper changes and the cloth do take a little longer due to the snaps. We have not noticed him getting more upset in the cloth when he’s wet – we’re not needing to change him any more often in cloth than we were in disposables, so that’s good!
Washing the diapers isn’t a big deal – but the thought I had about letting it go a few days since we have so many isn’t going to work. Even after spraying out the dirty diapers, they still smell and I can’t stand the idea of them sitting dirty in the diaper pail. I’m washing a load right now and there are only 5 or 6 diapers in there – and that’s OK. Washing them isn’t the hard part – stuffing and organizing them takes the time. If I only have 6-10 to do each time – that’s just not an issue!
Matthew’s shorts just fit over them. Whew! We do have a pair that I know won’t fit, and on the days he wears those, he can use disposables. They’re cute and they have embroidered marlins on them, and I’m not willing to put them away yet. 😉