So, we sent Knox’s diapers off a while back to be converted from velcro to snaps, and they turned out awesome! “Convert My Diapers” did a fabulous job on them, and we were very happy with the results. They look like totally new diapers, and I definitely wish I had bought snaps from the beginning! Live and learn, right?
While the diapers were away for a few weeks, we had to use disposables. This was bad news. They worked just fine (we used Target’s Up and Up Brand), but they caused me to develop a small problem: I don’t want to do diaper laundry ever again. Oops.
I used cloth exclusively (even on vacation) for over a year before I ever strapped a disposable to Knox’s tush. Eventually, we decided to use them occasionally if he was on antibiotics (diarrhea city) so I didn’t have to scrub that situation out of the cloth and so we could cake his cheeks in more potent diaper rash ointment. Then, I figured, using them on vacation was a good plan, too, so I did. These small ventures did nothing to deter my love for cloth, whatsoever. I jumped right back into it with no problem.
However, a month without diaper laundry PLUS a newly pregnant/ nauseated sniffer= no thank you, stinky laundry. I still love using the actual diapers just as much as always (CLOTH DIAPERING 4EVAH!!), but my gosh, I am so unmotivated to wash/ fold them, now! It’s definitely a love/hate thing with the diaper laundry- some days, it’s no big deal and just as normal a part of the routine as brushing my teeth, but others, I don’t know, it just strikes me as such an annoying task.
I decided that I have to get over this and made myself sit down and stuff diapers last night. Guess what? It took five minutes and didn’t even hurt. I’m cured! Okay, maybe not totally, but at least I’m getting back in the swing of things. I decided that on days when I feel like I”m going to vomit, it’s totally okay to delay the laundry until the next day, and if that means Knox has to rock Sesame Street characters on his butt, so be it. I don’t think adding vomit to the diaper pail would help matters much, do you? My thoughts exactly.
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