If you ask parents are they looking forward to their child being out of diapers you can tell by their responses if you are talking to a disposable or cloth user by their answer. Disposable parents will say they can’t wait until their child is out of diapers. No more wasting money, smelly trash cans and explosions. Believe me I know because I could not wait until Khloe was out of diapers. Cloth parents will say the complete opposite. The cuteness, money saving and lack of smell and explosions really make a difference.
When we switched to part time cloth around 2009 the love just wasn’t there. Everyone I talked to had a different way of storing dirties, washing diapers and what you should and shouldn’t do. I was new to it all and I just felt overwhelmed and ultimately only used cloth when we were low on funds and couldn’t purchase disposables. When I was pregnant with Kaylee later that year I began to research more, build a stash as I could and fell in love. After her birth I was shocked at the ease once we got our dirty storage figured out and our wash routine just right for us. I was so sad when Keira trained because it was one less child in cloth, but over joyed when I found out I was pregnant with Kaleb. I was so excited for newborn fluff again! Kaylee self trained 4 months before she turned 3. The youngest to train and I believe I owe that to cloth. Again I was sad, but I still had Kaleb to prance around in his adorable cloth.
Over the summer Kaleb learned how to take his diapers off so I began dressing him in a onesie, but he quickly learned how to get them unsnapped and remove the diaper. Then I began fully dressing him in hopes of keeping a diaper on, but he quickly learned how to strip. Now at almost 21 months I am lucky he keeps a diaper on over night and during the day he insists upon running around naked. I battle him daily to just keep a diaper on until he poops. Constantly following him around looking for pee puddles. Placing the potty in the middle of our living room and hoping he will use it, which he does AS A HAT!
I know it won’t be much longer before he is potty trained and I will no longer have a little in diapers. With all the others it was sad, but I at least knew I still had one more in them at the time. It helped to ease my sadness that my babies were growing up because I still had one that needed mommy for at least one thing, to change them. Hubby and I are still on the fence if we want a 5th child. For now I am hoping that even if just for a little longer our Prince will remain in diapers, even if it is just when we are not at home. How I am so sad to see you go cloth diapers.