I would like to take this time to thank all the moms out there who responded to my post where I asked for help and advice on CD’ing. Your information and knowledge in this area is greatly appreciated. I didn’t realize there was so much information out there about CD’ing. The internet is full of information but I like the first hand knowledge. It’s honest and I can trust the information because it’s coming from someone who has experienced it. Between EcoBuns and you, the readers who responded to me, I feel comfortable and sure of the decision that my wife Rebecca and I are making.
Thank you again for the kind words and helpful advice. I know I will have more questions in the future and especially around September 1st when Lola is born. The stories will become more frequent as I document my experience with cloth diapers so stay tuned. Coming up fairly soon though is a giveaway brought to you and part by Jabber Log and EcoBuns. I will be posting up the specifics within the next few days so keep reading and tell your friends. May the cloth be with you. (I know its dorky but I like saying it. 8)
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Hello fellow Jabber Loggers and hello to all the moms of the world. I am writing to see if I can get some help. I need some advice as I take on this new adventure. If you are new to Jabber Log and the segment of Diaper Wars then let me bring you up to speed. I have two boys and a little girl on the way. My wife and I have always used diapers like Huggies and Pampers but this time we are going green. We are diving into the world of cloth. My wife Rebecca has always been pretty green but not me. To be honest I have never thought about using cloth diapers but now I’m all about it. With the help of EcoBuns and hopefully all of you, I think I can come out on top. I’m sure I will end up with a lot of poo on me and other things but isn’t that one of the things that makes the adventure of parenthood great? Maybe not the poo or even vomit but parenthood in general is superb!
As you can see here I have a picture of a cloth diaper by bum genius. I chose this image because like any typical male I need things spelled out for me. Draw me a diagram and I’m all over it. Otherwise the male brain vanishes like a fart in the wind. Anyway, everything is drawn out on this image but it doesn’t match the advice of every mom out there who has used them. I want to know your opinions on the general idea of cloth diapers and I want to read your experiences with them. In order for me to learn I need some help from you. I don’t know a lot of fathers who have used cloth diapers so any help from the moms out there would be appreciated. If you don’t believe that I need some help on this just check out the other posts under the category, “May The Cloth Be With You”. You’ll get the picture pretty quick.
So! Reply to my post, share your thoughts, your experiences, and help a father out. I am already getting help from both my wife and the excellent people at EcoBuns but I would like some feedback from you the readers. Happy commenting and may the cloth be with you.Post Views: 380
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good morning to all! I hope you had a happy and safe St. Patricks Day last night. It’s been a while since my last post on Diaper Wars but it’s back and today’s episode is a Florida Edition. My family and I recently returned from vacation but while I was there and on break a few things that involved our cloth adventure occurred. It was interesting enough that I had to write about it.
Before we headed out to Florida I began to worry that it was going to be rather hard to use cloth diapers while traveling by car. To be honest the cloth diapers should have been the least of my worries since my 6 month old daughter Lola hates being in her carseat for X amount of time. I should have been wondering about how my wife and I were going to deal with Lola getting uncomfortable in her seat and possibly screaming over an 18 hour road trip. In the end I did what I always do; think too much about the situation and worry for nothing. The cloth diapers were a snap! It was no problem at all so if you’re worried about cloth on a long road trip and think you might use disposables, DON’T DO IT!. Stick with cloth, it’s simple and better for your child.
The entire time we’ve used cloth diapers we have heard that sun drying takes out the stains better than anything else. Every time I’ve heard this I thought,
“Does it really make that much of a difference?”
I figured it would fade it a little and not much else but man was I wrong! While in Florida, my wife bought some rope and set up a line in her parents yard. Once they were completely dry I was shocked to see that they looked as though we had just bought them! That alone made me want to move back. I couldn’t believe how good they looked and on that note I apologize to my wife Rebecca and my friend Candis of EcoBuns. I stand corrected and from now on, and when we can, the sun will be drying all of our cloth diapers.
Using cloth has been awesome and while on our vacation I got the chance to change Lola’s diaper at Legoland. Yep! You read that right, I changed her diaper at Legoland. Now, it might not seem like much because people change diapers all the time but this was in public. Oh yeah! In public and around a lot of people. What makes this even more awesome was that my wife was feeding her at the time. After all this you’re probably wondering why we didn’t take her to the bathroom to change her right? Well I have an answer for that! The changing tables within the bathroom were set next to the sinks and out in the open. They looked rather dirty to begin with so we did it out in the open. Here, let me set the scene for you. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and my wife and I are sitting on a bench waiting for the rest of our family to come off a roller coaster. There are tons of people walking around us and others taking pictures with a dinosaur made out of Lego’s to the right of us. My wife has a cover over her while feeding Lola and she leans in to ask me a question.
“Hey can you change Lola’s diaper?”
“WHAT!? RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE?”
“Why not? I’m covered right now and you can use it to cover her.”
Believe me when I say that I was completely freaked out and uncomfortable. My wife looked at me like I was being a fool and she had every reason to because I was being a fool. So there we are, on the bench, my wife is feeding Lola, and I’m waiting for my moment to change her diaper. As I’m getting the pre-fold and cover ready, my wife slips off the diaper.
“What are you doing? I’m not ready!”
We began to laugh and I was trying to hurry. In my mind it took forever and everyone was staring at us and giving us dirty looks but in reality we were ninja’s because we actually changed her diaper with a quickness without anyone knowing what was going on. I think at the end of it I belted out,
“Yeah! That’s how we do it!”
And my wife responded with,
“You’re a dork.”
I am a dork and all in all the trip was a success and I was worried for nothing. The Diaper Wars Saga continues and going strong. GroVia seems to be leading the pack but we always go back to Pre-folds. My wife has developed a few folding techniques for our Pre-folds and I swear I have to watch her do it several times before I can get it right. It’s been pretty interesting. I’m glad we got the opportunity to use cloth diapers with Lola and stay tuned for more adventures. Cheers and may the cloth be with you!Post Views: 23
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
As you can tell from my picture I’m in a state of shock. This morning while helping my wife clean the carpets I realized something; we’re having a girl not a boy! I don’t know what to do with a baby girl! I have two sons and changing them and what not was easy. I believe this was easy because we’re the same gender but this is completely different so I’m a little tripped out. So let’s see here; I have never used cloth diapers and I will be changing my daughter as much as possible to become an expert of sorts. Hmm…are there any down falls here? I think not since I don’t have to worry about being sprayed in the face by wild random pee streams, but are there any other things I need to know? I know I sound like I have no clue and you know what? You’re right, I really have no clue when it comes to little girls but I know I’m going to kick ass and when she arrives she will have me wrapped around her finger.
Lola Mae Martinez should arrive around September 1st of 2011. It’s going to go by pretty fast and we have a lot to do still. One thing we can check off is the diaper situation. We are not going to go about using Huggies or Pampers. We are going all out cloth style with help from Ecobuns. So with that down we can move onto blankets that my wife Rebecca wants to make and the preparation of changing Lola’s first diaper. I must admit that I am nervous and I’m sure you will get my point when I mention what I asked my wife this morning.
I was obviously nervous and I stuttered out, “Ca, Can I ask a question?”
Rebecca chuckled and told me to go ahead. Logan had been in the room as well so I had to whisper it out.
“Umm…so it hit me that we’re really having a girl and I was wondering; am I going to get shot in the face with pee?”
She laughed and told me no and I felt slightly dumb because I know damn well that there is nothing there to point and shoot but as I previously stated, I have never changed a little girl before. Laugh if you will but I have no shame and I am able to laugh at myself for being a dork. With that said, I wonder what it will be like to play with my daughter. I can see myself sitting at the table with her as she pours imaginary tea into my cup and I will probably be wearing a fancy hat and my name will be Petunia Pickle Bottom (yes, like the diaper bag).
The playing and what not is somewhat far away so right now I have to focus on the cloth diapers, cloth wipes, natural products, and covers. I didn’t think I was going to get into picking covers until we were at Ecobuns. As Rebecca spoke to Candis I was looking at different covers and patterns and I was hooked. Even when Rebecca and I went to Joann Fabrics to get material for Lola’s blanket I was throwing in some graphic design input with the colors and such. It might sound dorky but I’m all about it. Now to wait for her birth and continue my preparation for her arrival. I’m happy that I have friends and family around me who can school me with this new adventure. I’m taking a dive folks. A dive into the world of cloth diapers and having a daughter. Lord help me and may I accomplish the obvious and remember to attach the clip to the diaper.Post Views: 29