Well here comes the stink post. I need to 'air-out' some of my issues with diaper.cloth diapering. Those of you lucky enough to not face these issue are welcome to jump over to a 'fresher' post for now :o)
This post is inspired from yesterday's fiasco.. (you may have seen on my Facebook status)... wondering why my daughter wasn't napping I went in to find her stripped naked.. shirt and cloth diaper on the floor. Grinning ear to ear, and yes, she peed her sheets!
So this is it, I am trying to get diligent and use cloth diapers more with my 19mos. toddler daughter again. I used them in the past... and then got 'stocked up' on Pampers, add in some laziness, apathy, frustration.. and well, the disposable diaper stuck around.
Now that summer is back, and I envision fresh cloth diapers sunning on the clothesline, I decided to phase back. I'm hoping this encourages my gal to start potty-training soon. Can I just admit how much I loathe what this new phase will be like... I don't know, maybe you already have held your baby over a toilet since they were 2 weeks old - but I am not a fan of the idea. I would rather wait till she can tell me she needs to go 'potty'... so we aren't both hanging there staring each other down, waiting for something - or someone - to be moved. :o)
Alas, I am no expert in the ways of cloth diapering though. Here's my 'bin' [an ol' Mr.Sub bucket that made her diapers smell like pickles no matter how much I first cleaned it!]. Lately I'm giving lil' Annie Oakley's borax a try here... to help with the cleaning. Can I also just say how much I dread opening that bucket? Sure I rinse the diapers before they go in.. but I swear, ghouls still come flying out. I'm smacked with the smell of... let's just say... 'low-staffed old age homes'. Ugh.
Okay,this is the nice part. Fresh air, sun-bleached diapers hanging softly. I am sure they, too, love the view. the freedom. the light of day.
So there you have it.
Have you succeeded in the diapering dilemma for your home?
Any potty-training advice.mistakes.ideas?
Help a mama out,