So a couple of days ago I was discussing with a friend, a friend who has a boys name but is a girl and also is a really good photographer, the pros and cons of cloth diapering. I know, pick up your jaw! I am not like hopping over the fence into granola-land or anything just yet, still comfortably straddling the line, bridging the gap between granolas and anti-granolas. So, settle down. See that is one fear that if I start doing cloth diapers everyones going to assume that I am going to start making my own clothing out of wheat grass and holding hands with strangers in the park while singing kum-by-ah. Yeah, NO.
The thing is, over the three year span of your child wearing diapers you could save like two thousand dollars. And when you have two in diapers, that is like FOUR thousand diapers, which is like four thousand frostys. So really, there's something. And not only that but my inner recycler can't help but notice that all those diapers my kids are producing every year probably fill up an entire landfill by themselves. One giant non decomposing landfill.
And it's not like I will be using diaper pins and memorizing boy scout knot tying tricks to make the diapers. Cloth diapering today is trendy, hip, and easier. The diapers have snaps and buttons and come with cute covers that hip mothers everywhere are jealous of.
So I was mulling it over and trying to decide if I was ready to take the plunge (the thing about getting started is you spend all of the money up front, not over the span of three years), and then Bentley had like the biggest poopy diaper I have ever seen. And it happened while he was asleep, so he like rolled in it. It was all over his whole body and bed and EWWW. I was so glad I could just throw that bad boy away. I thought he probably pooped himself out for the next month...it was that gross. But then three hours later? Same thing. Next morning? Same thing. The kid turned into a pooping machine and I am kind of thinking it might be an omen to ward me off from cloth diapering.
So I've put that little spark of an idea on the back burner for now. It's not fair to think about cloth diapering while your kid has the big D. So I will think about it later. In the mean time I have sheets to wash and children to hose down. Ew.