Friday, December 4, 2009

My Intro to Cloth Dipes!

I find this story quite amusing so I thought I'd share.

I knew when I got pregnant that I wanted to at least give cloth diapers a try. I knew it would save a lot of money. Plus, the environmental impact of the estimated number of diapers one kid goes through makes me cringe. I knew I probably wouldn't be a full time cloth diaperin' mama, but I wanted to at least use cloth the majority of the time at home.

I soon became dizzy with all of the options available. A few people gave us some good old fashioned Gerber Birdseye pre-folds. I figured I could figure this out! So, being well versed in the ways of the web, I proceeded to search out videos on how to put a cloth diaper on a baby. I figured I could practice on my Cabbage Patch Kids til the real thing got here.

I found a video on YouTube. The gal had a pre-school teacher look about her. I opened her website in a separate tab. I then got interrupted or side tracked and left it for the night. The next morning, I sat down at my computer, anxious to learn all I needed to know about putting on old fashioned (and wayyy cheaper) cloth diapers. I was surpised that the preschool teacher's website had an "Adult Content" warning! Upon closer inspection, this fact was due to the content related to...are you ready for this? Adult Diaper Fettish!

I had no idea such a thing really existed. I mean I think I saw it on CSI once...

I had to laugh! I ended up seeing what the gal's video was all about and it turned out to be quite informative and beneficial. The benefit to her demo of ADULT diapers is that they were large so they showed up good on the video and I could see what she was doing. No, there wasn't an actual "adult baby" in the video. She just showed varios ways of folding and pinning the dipes.

Anyway, it was a real eye opener!

As it has turned out, we have had pretty good luck with the basic, dozen dipes for like $10 at Wal-Mart Gerbers and plastic covers. I am venturing into some other options and will share those in upcoming posts.

I had alluded to this experience to someone on Twitter and wanted to get the full story down.


Miss Penny Barber on December 5, 2009 at 8:02 AM said...

lol I suspect this is for my site, which I won't link here since it is for grown-ups only and this is a non-adult blog. Sorry if I weirded you out (assuming it was me) and congratulations on your real baby.


Anonymous said...

That's hilarious!
I understand what you mean about being totally overwhelmed by diapers. We tried prefolds but didn't have much luck with them as they soaked up the pee and saturated the entire diaper making him VERY miserable.
So we picked up a set of greenline diapers ( which should be arriving this week. I'm curious to see how they work.
Keep us updated with how the knitted cover works.

Melody's Mama on December 12, 2009 at 11:38 AM said...

Penny! That name does sound familiar. I wasn't so much weirded out as surprised! I loved your video because it made it so easy to see what was going on. I'm still cloth diapering to this day because of it. Thanks for your sense of humor.

Melody's Mama on December 12, 2009 at 11:40 AM said...

Christopher, I will check those out! I think my first wook soaker was knit too loose. I'll still try it but in the mean time I started another with a tighter knit. It's red and will have white ruffles around the legs...perfect for a holiday pic! Stay Tuned! Hopefully I can get it DONE in time! I give myself big ambitions sometimes...

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