So sometimes I might geek out about something. Usually it’s about Star Trek. Or something science fictiony, anyway (because that’s what I do :P). But every now and again I’ll geek out about something that seems like it’s out in left field somewhere.
Like cloth diapers. No, for real. I have a collection, you guys.
Wait, wait. Let me back up. Yes, I cloth diapered my two older kids. Yes, I might be crazy for doing so. Yes, there’s a reason why I’m talking about cloth diapers now.
When Hubby and I first decided to cloth diaper, we came across a fair amount of Judgy McJudgersons who had all sorts of reasons for us about why we shouldn’t use cloth diapers. And why our kids should never wear red and other random unsolicited advice. You know how it goes.
But honestly, have you ever emptied a Diaper Genie? Dude, those things get full really fast. Hubby and I started feeling bad. Carbon footprint and all that. So after much discussion, we decided to switch to cloth diapers.
Mostly, I wanted to switch because the diapers were pretty. And colorful. Let’s face it, I have the attention span of a flea, and the pretty colors caught my attention.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been sorting through our old baby stuff in anticipation of Tiny Human’s (aka Baby #3) arrival.
Strangely enough, I can’t find any baby clothes smaller than 18 months, but I did find the diapers. (Aside: Where the hell did the clothes go? Did the basement eat them? Seriously.) Honestly, since we’d already invested in the diapers, we’re going to damn well use them, because those things aren’t cheap. $25 per diaper, yo.
Here is our one-size diaper collection (which is what Tiny Human will wear right away):
I have about another dozen fitted diapers that won’t be taken out until Tiny Human hits 18lbs or so.
Most All but four of our one-size diapers (the ones pictured above) are bumGenius diapers. Because they’re good diapers. And really, who doesn’t want to go around telling people their babies are bumgeniuses? (Especially newborns, since they poop a lot.) Exactly.
Modern cloth diapers are so much prettier than disposables. Also, my kids had less rashes when we switched. And the washing wasn’t that bad (for real, it wasn’t).
Seriously though, why am I writing about cloth diapers now? To be perfectly honest, it’s because I bought a few more today, and I had to tell someone about it because I’m weird like that. (Most people tell others when they buy new shoes or something. Not me. I only want to share when I shop for diapers.) So thanks for lending an ear, Internet.
Apocalypse Lesson: At some point after the world ends, stores will run out of disposable diapers. Then what are you going to do? (It’s hard to turn those things inside out and reuse them, you know.) Eventually, though possibly not until things settle down into the post-apocalypse, people will have to start using cloth diapers again. So really, I’m just getting a head start here. Granted, post-apocalyptic cloth diapers will probably not look like the
shiny colorful cloth diapers in my picture, but hey, at least I’ll have practice washing and all that.
But what could post-apocalyptic cloth diapers look like? Probably like these, but without the colorful covers:
The upside to these is that they’re multipurpose — not only are they diapers, they’re also burp clothes and rags. And in the post-apocalypse, isn’t multipurpose a good thing?