Thursday, June 3, 2010
yesterday afternoon, bean and i were playing in his room, reading stories and enjoying tummy time, when i had this thought, today will be the day that we make the move to cloth diapers. there was no real reasoning behind it. i noticed earlier in the day that we were getting low on diapers and bean had had his daily poop that morning. so why not try it now, i thought to myself. so, i grabbed a bum genius diaper out of the closet and put it on bean. so far, so good.
i was feeling pretty good about myself and how we were helping the environment with this diapering decision. thirty minutes later, we are sitting downstairs waiting for ph to get home from work when bean makes a face i know too well ( see picture above). it is the poop face. no, no, no, i say out loud. you were not supposed to poop in the cloth diapers, only pee in them! see my thought process was since bean poops every morning after he eats, i could use the cloth diapers after that point and never really have to deal with a poopy diaper in my washing machine. so much for my thought process. before i knew what hit me, bean had filled the diaper to the brim.
luckily, ph was pulling in the drive way just as bean was finishing up his business. i promptly walked outside, told ph about the switch and handed the bean over to his papa for diaper duty. we weren't really sure how the whole poop mixed with cloth diaper was going to work. ph tried to wash it out by pouring water on it, but that made the whole situation worse. we both looked at each other and ph said, "i think this maybe more trouble than its worth." besides he said, "we can find another way to help the environment."
so, with one poopy diaper our adventure in cloth diapers came to a screeching halt. i felt guilty for a brief moment, but was secretly relieved i didn't have to do more loads of laundry.