Signs of a Cloth Diaper Addict

For quite some time now, I’ve been the cloth diaper addict of my local community.  It’s kind of a running joke, but it’s all good.  I’ve embraced the label of cloth diaper addict… hence this website.

You might be a cloth diaper addict if:

1.) If your kids don’t wear pants because it hides the fluff.

Why on earth would I ever want to put pants on my babies?  They have such adorable diapers.  I love my paisley Diapers by Chris diaper.  The Blueberry Butterflies diaper is also gorgeous.  And on Norton, we had several combinations that I was just completely in love with.  Hiding that with plain old boring pants just seems like a crime.

2.) Your local cloth diaper store suggests that you don’t need to buy more diapers.

After a while, you build relationships with the people in your cloth diapering community.  They are not blind to community members.  They know who has become a cloth diaper addict and who is just a casual user.  After a while, your local store owner (and primary dealer) realizes that you’ve got so many diapers that she suggests that maybe, just maybe, it’s time to stop.  (And I’m eternally grateful to Kerri of CozyBums for not cutting me off!)
Signs of a Cloth Diaper Addict (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

3.) You buy outfits to match diapers and diapers to match outfits.

At one point, I thought everyone did this.  What’s the point of buying cute diapers if you’re going to put them with the most hideous combination possible?  It turns out, though, that most people don’t shop for coordination.  Sure, they pay attention, but they don’t run out and buy a new diaper because it goes with this adorable dress.  And they don’t run out to The Children’s Place for a new top because it looks beautiful with the BumGenius Lovelace.

4.) You sell diapers because you have nothing to match them.

When I bought my Blueberry diaper in the Bloom print, I was elated.  It’s a beautiful, gorgeous diaper.  It should be shown off as often as possible.  After six months, though, the diaper just wasn’t getting enough use because I didn’t have anything that really matched it like things should.

5.) Your local cloth diaper store calls you when she orders a line of product.

I think a lot of us who embrace the label of cloth diaper addict fall under what The Inquisitive Mom calls The Adventurous Collector.  I love to try everything.  I may not need to own every single pattern of every single diaper out there, but I do feel compelled to TRY ALL THE DIAPERS!!!  My local store knows that I love to experiment… so when new stuff comes in, I hear about it… even though she does freely tell me that I really don’t need to buy any more diapers.  (But that doesn’t mean I’m willing to buy any less.)  She also lets you know if something has been discontinued so that you can get it before it’s gone.

6.) Your local cloth diaper store asks you for suggestions.

When you’re all about experimenting and you chat with the local retailers, doesn’t it make sense to ask you what you like that they don’t have before they start carrying it?

7.) You have a cloth diaper blog.

There are over 150 articles about cloth diapers on this website.  Need I say more?

8.) You volunteer with a cloth diaper charity.

At first, my getting involved with Cloth for a Cause was a little thing.  You know, strip a load of diapers here, write a blog post there.  Now I’m the President of the Prince George chapter, I do the web stuff, I do the social media stuff, and I help with fundraising stuff.  On some level, it’s because I know that I will eventually have no babies in fluff… so I’ll need to get my fluffy love out somehow.  Converting each new recipient to a cloth diaper addict over time will have to do.

9.) You get sent product to review.

You’re a known experimentalist, so when a WAHM that you’ve checked out in the past sends you things to review so that you can blog about it (and possibly do a giveaway), you just might be a cloth diaper addict.

10.) You ask to borrow babies for diapering.

Recently, I put out a notice on my local cloth diapering community that I wanted to borrow babies for fluff sessions.  Eudora is my last child, and there are lots of new babies on the way in my local community.  The amazing part is that no one thought it was odd that I wanted to borrow their babies’ bums.

What are some other signs of being a cloth diaper addict?

Philosophies of a Cloth Diaper Addict – Best Bottom Diaper

Philosophies of a Cloth Diaper Addict – Best Bottom Diaper (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

There’s no way a cloth diaper addict like me can refuse a limited edition Best Bottom diaper

Sometimes, I have to just sit and wax poetic about my cloth diaper addiction.  I am completely okay with being a cloth diaper addict.  I don’t even fight it anymore.  But sometimes, I have to question the purchases that I make.  (And sometimes I have to blame someone for the purchases that I make as a cloth diaper addict.  This one is Heather’s fault.)

Lately, I’ve decided that I really, really love the Best Bottom diaper.  After all, it survived a prune poo with amazing success.  But, really, I don’t need to buy any other Best Bottom diaper shells for my cloth diaper stash.  When Best Bottom announced the Jack o’ Lantern shell as a Nicki’s Diapers exclusive, I decided that I was going to skip it.  Sure, it’s a limited print.  Sure, it’s a great diaper.  However, I really don’t like orange.  It’s not a color that I frequently put on my children, anyway.  With that in mind, it would be a diaper that I would not use very frequently. [Read more…]

Am I Moving from Cloth Diaper Addict to Hoarder?

When I made my latest cloth diaper purchase (thank you, Kerri at Cozy Bums for your continued assistance in enabling me), one of my friends suggested that it was time for Hoarders rules to come into effect.  No more buying cloth diapers unless I get rid of an equal number.

I tried that.  I really did.  I managed to get rid of… six diapers since my friend made that suggestion.  But now I’m just down to a cloth diaper stash of things that make me happy and are fun to use.  I have determined that I’m perfectly okay with being a cloth diaper addict.  It’s a harmless addiction that makes me happy.  It’s an addiction that I can at least recoup the money from when my kids are done using them.

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Best Cloth Diaper Shopping Experience EVER

If you’ve read my blog for more than a week, you already know that I’m a cloth diaper addict.  I refer to Cozy Bums, my local diaper shop, as my dealer.  I always joke that on the rare occasions that I do shop elsewhere, I feel like I’m cheating.  There’s a reason why I’m so loyal to my local store.  Well, a few reasons, really, but the big one is that I consistently get the best cloth diaper shopping experience ever.

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Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Addict

I joke all the time about being a cloth diaper addict.  Several of my mommy blogger friends (yes, Heather and FunnyMum, I mean you) are very much in the same boat.  I’ve been teasing the proprietress of Cozy Bums about the need for a Cloth Diapers Anonymous group.  I’m starting to think that it might be a good idea.

It’s been a month and a half since I’ve bought any new fluff for my cloth diaper stash.  As far as I’m concerned, that’s been a month too long.  I keep looking at new fluff and drooling.  I’m preoccupied by the idea of trying out Best Bottom diapers, particularly since that adorable new Cookie Monster print should be at my diaper dealer’s shop soon enough.  As I drool over the Cookie Monster, I look at some of the other Best Bottom diaper patterns and think about getting one right now so I have some new fluff to play with.

I know that I don’t need to add to my cloth diaper stash.  I know that I have plenty of diapers to choose from, and plenty of diaper types.  I’ve got hybrids, pockets, all in ones, fitteds, and prefolds.  I’ve got Velcro and snap closure.  I’ve tried (and loved) most of the big brands, and tried out a couple of the smaller brands with varying results.

But I still want new fluff to play with.  Are you a cloth diaper addict?  How large is your stash?

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