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?

Join the Cloth Diaper Addicts Anonymous group on Facebook to discuss all things fluff!

New Best Bottom Diaper Fuels My Cloth Diaper Addiction

Just today, I learned from my favorite cloth diaper dealer store Cozy Bums that there’s a new Best Bottom diaper coming out.  Up until this point, I’ve been mildly curious about a Best Bottom diaper… but I’d yet to see a pattern or color that I just had to have.  Of course, because of the nature of my cloth diaper addiction, I’m constantly curious about new fluff.  I was getting more curious by the day, but I was also mindful about the ridiculous size of my stash, my husband’s wish for me to stop buying cloth diapers, and a host of other things that document my cloth diaper addiction.

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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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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…]

Bitti d’Lish All in One – A Cloth Diaper Review

Bitti d'Lish All in One

Bitti d'Lish All in One

I ordered the Bitti d’Lish diaper months ago, but I hadn’t gotten around to taking it out and prepping it for use until now.  I knew I really didn’t need it when I ordered it (particularly considering how obscenely huge my cloth diaper stash already was), but I really wanted to try out something different.  And the soft and fuzzy outer shell of the Bitti d’Lish most definitely makes it different.

When I first got it, the husband was picking up the diapers that I’d ordered and was turning them over and checking them out for his own first impressions cloth diaper review.  When he picked up the lime green Bitti d’Lish, he compared it to a Muppet.  And really, it is sort of Kermit green. [Read more…]

Toddler Diaper Rash Help and a Happy Heiny – GP#17-18

I know that I have things to be grateful for.  And darn it if I’m not so busy enjoying those things that I’m spending more time being happy than writing about it.

Day 17  – Once again, I’m grateful for our medical system.  Norton has been dealing with a nasty diaper rash, and it’s not a typical toddler diaper rash.  It started out irritated from the acidity of his poo, which was just icky for a couple of days.  And then I never could get that toddler diaper rash to ease up.  Since we’ve been mainly using cloth diapers pretty much since Norton’s birth, any time he’s had some sort of redness on his bum it’s cleared up within a day or two, and it’s never been the kind of rashes that my friends have spoken of.  But this was a whole different beast of a toddler diaper rash.  I used Boudreaux’s Butt Paste on it, and it helped, but didn’t completely nuke the rash.  (I used a flushable liner in the diapers so the cream wouldn’t get on the cloth diaper; Butt Paste may be great for diaper rashes, but it’s not really meant to go with using cloth diapers.)  Then I started trying good old fashioned baby powder.  That helped, but it didn’t make it all go away. [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…]