P is for Poop.
Yes, it’s a favorite subject of mine that is long standing. However I’m more interested in sharing my journey through learning to cloth diaper. And with that also comes the subject of poop.
One of my best girly pals got me started on cloth diapering when she herself got pregnant. This girl researches EVERYTHING. I bet she even researches what kind of underwear is the best (just joking). But seriously, research is her thing. So whenever I have questions – about so many things – chances are she has a well educated answer. Cloth diapering was no different. I felt like I was literally talking to her ALL DAY some days because it was such an overwhelming topic for me. Cloth diapering truly is a life style. And I love it. Still. My baby is one by the way.
There are so many crazy hormones after giving birth. So I blame the hormones on this weird fact: I enjoyed the smell of her new baby poop. If you read my liebster award post you will remember I enjoy weird smells only if they come from my body. Well, Denai’s poop was my breast milk. Yummm… I know how weird that is. Like I said, it was the silly hormones. Disclaimer: I no longer enjoy the smell of Denai’s poop. Those days are looooong gone.
|This is a one size bum genius.
It barely fit her as a newborn.
Cloth diapering can be very spendy up front which is scary. As always, Mr. Sexy and I were strapped for cash and needed the baby shower to be “raining diapers and tutus.” That was our theme. We made tutu invitations and wrote a poem about cloth diapering. We had a door prize guests could enter into if they brought a diaper as a gift. We went overboard on the subject and it worked out beautifully. After
the baby shower we were basically stocked with the diapers we needed!
|She did such a great job with my baby shower.
Those are all her diapers we used as decorations.
In the beginning Denai’s diapers went straight into the wet bag. No rinsing needed. I was amazed at how easy the process was and couldn’t understand why throw away diapers existed still. We could change Denai anytime, anywhere. We didn’t even need a trash can around because we washed them. It was EASY.
Then we started introducing solids. At that point things began to change. We had to start rinsing them in the toilet and her poop started to smell like normal human poop. I still considered cloth diapering easy, though. But I think what made it easy was my resolve. I also get a really good look at what she is eating and how she is digesting. I won’t go into details, though. It’s pretty gross. If there is one thing I don’t like about cloth diapering, it’s the poop now that she eats normal human food.
|She doesn’t have a butt.
She has a tush.
I think what I love most about cloth is that it saves us money every month because we aren’t buying a huge case of diapers and having to throw away diapers that are maybe barely wet. I can change her every two hours and not feel bad that it’s not a sopping wet diaper.
Anyways I could talk about this subject for a long time. Happy reading!