“So…it’s not just a disgusting, pee soaked, towel full of poop?”
One day, my grandmother mentioned cloth diapers & apparently my pregnancy hormones took the sugar coating right off of my response. For a long time, the thought of cloth diapers repulsed me. I explained to her that I figured the life of a cloth diapering mom looked a little something like this: take a washcloth, wrap it around your baby, secure with HUGE “safety” pins, then you’ll either need to tie a grocery bag around the kid, or plastic wrap the furniture because there will be pee and poop on everything. (Not only gross…but not very “green”). She laughed and explained what cloth diapers were, even 50 years ago, and convinced me to at least look into them.
Although all of the current cloth diapering options available did spark some interest, I was overwhelmed by all the choices and put off making a decision. Thankfully, by the time the baby was born, family & friends had already supplied us with a stash of Huggies and Pampers, so once again, the cloth diapers got put on the back burner.
As mothers, my aunt and cousin knew that they could either make a decision and get the ball rolling for me, (which was exactly what I needed) or listen to me as I’m kicking myself in a few months because “I wish I were using cloth diapers.” One day, a package came in the mail…POCKET DIAPERS & BAMBOO INSERTS!
We've been cloth diapering for a little over a month, being pretty loyal to the switch with just a few short breaks while traveling, I’m not that brave yet. I had some MAJOR misconceptions before starting cloth diapers (Pocket diapers with inserts) and was completely overwhelmed in the beginning. I wanted to share what I've learned so far while it's fresh in my mind.
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This adorable crochet owl hat and diaper cover were a gift from my cousin, her mother in-law , Jo Mount, made them. The talented Jo is also a ceramics artist with an Etsy shop.
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I've always loved the sock monkey, now I have my very own!
Not only do I love these pictures because he's absolutely adorable here, but it was by far one of my favorite days since we've been a family.
Welcome to motherhood...Second time in a row Noah pooped in his towel as soon as I took him out of the bath. I love my munchkin!
My friend and I were pregnant for the first time together. After I had my baby, she, still pregnant, asked me when it finally "hit" me that I was going to be a mom. I looked down at my 3 week old and said "I'll let you know."
When did it "hit" you? When did you finally feel like a "real" parent? What is your first or favorite "Holy cow, I'm a parent" moment?
I am the proud Mommy of 2 under 2, a wife, and an artist. My son has loved coloring, painting and drawing since he could hold/eat a marker. My daughter LOVES watching from her bouncy seat and will be getting messy with us in the very near future. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to be a stay at home mom, and be able to play with, create with and teach the littles.