After the millionth time I removed a totally ruined outfit from Bug, covered in bright yellow breastfed baby poo, I wondered what was wrong.
Before she was born, I spent hours pondering the diaper decision. I looked into cloth, but ended up thinking it too much work. Now I am rethinking that decision.
Bug is a super pooper, her poop sprays out the back of the diaper and covers her clothes, it has reached up to and above her shoulder blades routinely and is disgusting. Most of her cute little clothes are stained in the back, they have stains from the formula with Rhayn, and now poop stains from Bug. Great.
I sent a post to the AZBirthCircle, because I know that they have cloth diapering mamas. I got a few responses, and yesterday we hopped into the car to go check out a friend’s “stash.” Holy CRAPOLY! I didn’t know anyone had that many diapers! But I am sure glad she did. I was able to see wool covers, AIOs, pocket diapers, and prefolds. I did leave feeling overwhelmed but also left feeling satisfied that I can totally do it, I can be a cloth diapering mama like I originally wanted.
After ogling her cloth diaper collection and describing why she preferred this kind over that kind, she popped out her baby carrier collection.
I was in heaven.
I wanted to put them all on, and rub my face on them and tell them I loved them. I refrained (being a civilized guest) and proceeded to touch them all lovingly and gently. She is one of those people who actually BUY their carriers, although she has a few that she made. She showed me the “sling that started it all.” And I was just fascinated. I love hearing the journey women have taken to find the parenting style that fits them, and their babes. I was totally fascinated by the onbuhimo, I ordered the rings today and will be making myself (and dacheese) one of those soon.
Today I have spent hours looking at diapers online again, trying to find a place to get them fairly cheaply. I really want to get going, to see if this will help. I would love to get to a point where I could sew my own covers, I think I could, easily. I would need a serger, and I am really comfortable doing something like that. But I would like to try some first before spend money and time on fabric (and a serger) if I am not going to actually use them.
This saga will continue, believe me. I have entered a whole new realm of parenting, and I am loving it!