Friday, September 30, 2011

I Made My Biggest Mistake as a Cloth Diapering Mama Last Night

I'm not one to bash disposables, because, after all, the only reason we decided we would cloth diaper when Bug was born was to save money. I never anticipated it would be something I love :)
However, Bug came down with a bit of a nasty rash again, and I (in all of my recent gung-ho cleaning glory) found 2 disposable diapers that I thought would work much better with our Yes To Baby Carrots diaper cream than trying to dig out some liners and wash those with Dawn.
Well, it probably would have, if Bug wasn't one to grab and rip at his diaper in his sleep...
I woke up to a crying hungry baby at 4 am, who was naked, and covered in his own poop. The crib was covered, and the disposable was crammed between a couple slats. I was horrified.
I immediately ran a bath and washed him, and soaked him, and washed him some more. Swaddled him in a towel and made him a bottle. Needless to say he slept in my bed the remainder of the night...

Lesson learned: Next time I want to skip cloth, we use a snapping cover with a disposable insert!

1 comment:

  1. Awww - poor you and poor baby! I had a similar experience once when all I knew was disposables.... I have only tried one brand of disposable insert and did not like it so I still use disposables from time to time and I often put a diaper cover on top. Oh, how I wish I had known about diaper covers years ago.