Can Your Cloth Diaper Stash Ever Become Too Big?

Can Your Cloth Diaper Stash Ever Become Too Big? (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

This was my diaper stash as of July 2012. I’ve added another couple of dozen since then. :-/

I was reading my friend Heather’s blog over at The Parenting Patch yesterday, and she asked the question that all new cloth diaper addicts ask: Will your cloth diaper stash ever be big enough?

If you’d asked me two years ago, I’d have told you that your cloth diaper stash can never be too big.  But that was then.

Now?  Oh, yes, not only is my cloth diaper stash big enough, it’s actually a bit too big.  I’ve sold a few diapers and am looking to sell a few more before I become a cloth diaper hoarder.  You see, in spite of my complete and utter awareness that I have more cloth diapers than I need, there are still a couple of cloth diapers that I’d love to add to my stash.  I still look at the Blueberry Butterflies diaper and drool.  I keep hoping that if I get rid of enough, the husband will let me get that diaper without complaint.

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Infant Diaper Rash and Flipping Out over Cloth Diapers

One of the biggest reasons that I love using cloth diapers is that the dreaded infant diaper rash is very seldom an issue.  Still, though, I don’t use cloth diapers exclusively.  I use disposables overnight because there is nothing in the world that will keep my children from drenching the bed.  Heck, Norton periodically floods a disposable.  That kid is just a heavy wetter.   We also use disposables on outings.  However, Eudora developed a nasty infant diaper rash last weekend, and it’s got me rethinking using disposables on her when we do less than two hour trips out.

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Hot Topic Tuesday – Baby Butt Covers

Whether you’re into crunchy parenting or convenient parenting, there’s one thing that the majority of Western parents agree on: we use something to cover our baby’s butts.  But what kind of butt covering we use can be the subject of controversy or outright hostility.  When it comes to using cloth diapers versus disposables, everyone has an opinion.  Of course, if you’ve read my blog here or on What to Expect, you’re probably aware that I’m a big fan of using cloth diapers.

There are quite a few reasons that we decided on using cloth diapers: 1.) long term cost effectiveness, 2.) reduction of landfill waste, and 3.) darned cute! [Read more…]

My Ginormous Cloth Diaper Stash – Gratitude Project Day 9

I have an outrageously huge cloth diaper stash.  I’m okay with having an enormous cloth diaper stash.  In fact, I’m quite grateful for the size of said stash today.

You see, I only have one kid in diapers.  However, I’m not sure at this point how many diapers I have.  I think it’s somewhere around fifty.  I got experimental about a year ago, so I started picking up a few diapers here and there based mainly on color and cuteness.  And only two of those diapers were lousy.  (Fortunately, they were really cheap, but I’m passing them on to a friend that I convinced to start using cloth diapers.  She needs a bigger cloth diaper stash than what she’s got since she has two in diapers.)

There are a couple of reasons why the size of my stash is the subject of today’s Gratitude Project post. [Read more…]