15 Cloth Diapering Truths

15clothdiaperingtruths

The cloth diapering community is comprised of a unique collection of families who often share similar parenting philosophies.  Because cloth diapering is not yet mainstream, there is almost always a connection made when one cloth diaperer encounters another while out and about.  Having just purchased limited edition prints for the first time last night, despite vowing never to do so AND having a potty training toddler with no baby on the horizon, I had a chuckle to myself when I thought about all of the funny things we cloth diapering parents do.  I came up with these 15 cloth diapering “truths”:

1.  At playdates, you find yourself checking out what diapers all of the other babies are wearing.

2.  Cloth diapering has made you part of a Guinness World Record [at least one time].

3.  Driving an hour or more, just to shop for cloth diapers in-person, doesn’t seem outlandish to you.

4.  You take your cloth diapering role seriously, and serve as a cloth diaper advocate at every opportunity.

5.  You’ve contemplated starting blogging or vlogging to share your love of cloth diapers.

6.  You have a Pinterest board dedicated to…cloth diapers.

7.  You’ve contemplated making your own diapers OR have suddenly become crafty and made your own diapers.

8.  You think the term WAHM only refers to [super cute] cloth diapers.

9.  You’ve been able to fashion a cloth diaper, out of ANYTHING, in a diaper emergency.  (a receiving blanket, a snappi, & cover saved my little one’s butt on one occasion)

10. You know that flats and prefolds are gateway diapers, and know that if you can master cloth diapering with the basics, you can handle almost anything.

11. You’ve made friends through cloth diapering.

12. You’ve considered, or adopted one [or more] of the following practices: babywearing, mama cloth, and/or family cloth

13. You believe coconut oil is a miracle substance, great in the kitchen, good on the bum, and excellent for any first aid issues (or anything, really).

14. Acronyms such as AIO, AI2, Pocket, are part of your every day vernacular.

15. You get excited about limited edition print releases.  *sigh*

 

What cloth diapering ‘truths’ have you discovered along the way?

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  1. Michelle T says

    This may just be me, but I would say it all starts when you start googling breastfeeding….

  2. Kirsten says

    Love these :). Perhaps it’s just me, but I’ve had that awkward moment when non cloth diapering friends look through my pictures on my phone and, along with the regular family pictures, there are multiple pictures featuring our toddler’s cute prints on his bottom.

  3. says

    All of the cute prints make me wish that I would have used cloth diapers on my baby. It would have been so much cheaper in the long run. I still haven’t tried mama cloth yet but would love too. I get tired of throwing money in the trash every month.

    • says

      I have to admit that I’ve always taken a practical approach to cloth diapering, so I’ve not really done a lot of prints. I also didn’t let my son run around without pants on, so I never saw the need to get all sorts of fun prints. In fact, I just purchased my first limited edition bumGenius prints, but don’t plan on opening them for use with my potty training son; hopefully I’ll have another baby to put them on in a year or so.

      It’s never too late to get started with reusable sanitary products, they’re great!

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