Monday, April 16, 2012

Real Diaper Week

This week is Real Diaper Week. I've been using cloth diapers since my second child (N) was about 3 weeks old. Pretty much, I became obsessed with researching cloth and wanting to try all different kinds. To be honest, I never even considered using cloth with my son (G). That is, until we started potty training. I think I handled more poop at that point than I had the entire time he was in diapers. One day, as I was rinsing his underwear I had the thought come to me, "I could do cloth diapers." While preparing for my second pregnancy, I came across this post on Young House Love and MY EYES WERE OPENED. As my pregnancy progressed, I found this post by Katie at Bower Power. It was all downhill from there. I was asking everyone I knew who used cloth diapers for advice and recommendations. It was overwhelming and sometimes conflicting. A woman on a Baby Bump forum recommended Dirty Diaper Laundry as a good resource -- and trust me, Kim has provided a wealth of information.

Along the way, I would send texts (MASSIVE texts) to my sister-in-law. Everything I learned, every brand, closure, type I tried. Finally, she encouraged me to start my own cloth diaper blog. This week, a week dedicated to cloth diaper advocacy, seemed like a perfect opportunity for jump-starting things. So, let's see where this takes us...