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18 Things Only a Cloth Diapering Mom will Understand


July 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Cloth Diapering


18 Things Only a Cloth Diapering Mom will Understand

Are you a cloth diapering mom? Then you probably agree that we cloth diapering moms have our own close knit community. We can talk about cloth diapers all day long and no one else really gets our obsession with them. Am I right?

 

If you are a cloth diapering mom, then here are 18 things you will be able to understand and relate to:

Also read: 14 Reasons I Started Cloth Diapering

 

1. The obsession with diapers – Yes it’s an obsession and no one else understands why we make such a big hue and cry about diapers!

 

2. When we have relatives vising from abroad and they ask us what they should bring for our baby, the only thing we want is diapers – Their reaction is priceless!

 

3. Other parents may dread the summer but we love summer – No need for shorts or pants means our babies can flaunt those fluffy bums! Also we can give the diapers some much needed sun

Also read: 7 Easy Tips for Cloth Diapering in the Summer

 

4. That huge relief after 6 months when poop finally becomes ploppable consistency – We can finally “knock solids into the toilet”. No more scraping mushy sticky poop off our beloved dipes

 

5. The joy when you find the perfect overnight combo that actually works for you – Hallelujah! no more 3 am diaper changes

 

18 Things Only a Cloth Diapering Mom will Understand |Baby & Beyond

18 Things Only a Cloth Diapering Mom will Understand |Baby & Beyond

 

6. Stalking B/S/T groups for a good deal or to find that one diaper you can’t wait to get your hands on – It gives us something to look forward to doing after baby goes to sleep. Also the sense the accomplishment when we finally get that limited edition print is priceless isn’t it!

 

7. We eagerly await our fluff mail – Once we’ve ordered our new fluff, we’ll be tracking the package 10 times a day and eagerly rushing to the door every time the doorbell rings.

 

8. The excitement of planning the day’s outfit for baby – Finding the perfect diaper to match the outfit. Then of course you must also find a matching toy, book – anything to create the perfect flatlay, because if you don’t share your perfectly matching outfit with your CDing moms group then what’s the whole point anyway?!

 

9. One of our favourite pass-times is clicking bum shots – No one is else as obsessed with a baby’s bum as we are.

18 Things Only a Cloth Diapering Mom will Understand

Our favourite passtime is clicking OTB shots

 

10. Mastering new and complicated flat folds – Finally putting those origami skills to some use.

 

11. We love laundry day – Nothing more satisfying than seeing all those freshly washed diapers drying on the rack

cloth diapering mom loves laundry day

Ahhh…Nothing more satisfying

 

12. Making friends through cloth diapering mom groups – We don’t have just cloth diapering in common. We make friends for life on these groups.

 

13. We have our own secret language that will leave an outsider stumped – AIO, EUC, OTB, H&L, OS….Say what??

Also read: The Ultimate Cloth Diapering Dictionary

 

14. The idea of “a perfect stash” is a myth – I always need to buy just one more diaper. After all, you can never have too many diapers right!

 

15. We don’t shy away from stripping – ahem ahem, if your jaw didn’t drop when you read this, then you are definitely a hardcore cloth diapering mom!

Also read: The “FASTER” Method for Debugging Cloth Diaper Leaks

 

16. Murphy’s Law of Cloth Diapering states that babies will always ‘bless’ brand new diapers – You spend days prepping a new diaper, wait for the perfect occasion to put in on (with the perfectly matching outfit of course) and baby poops in it 5 mins later.

 

17. We feel a little sad when our baby is ready for toilet training – Other parents may be dancing on the streets when this milestone happens but we can’t let go of that sad feeling. We will miss those fluffy bums

 

18. The most important one: It’s not just about diapers, it’s about a lifestyle change – Once we start cloth diapering and realize the positive impact we are making on our environment, there’s no stopping us. We look for more responsible and sustainable alternatives in every aspect of our life. It’s not just about diapers but about the planet we are leaving behind for our little ones.

 


Cloth diapering blog train

This blog post is a part of ‘Conscious Diapering and Sustainable Living’, a blog train sponsored by Bumberry hosted by Genevieve from worldofgen.wordpress.com (@Life.of.Gen) & Rashmi of http://notjustmommying.com/ (@notjustmommying). Here 18 Supermoms have joined hands to share their perspective on cloth diapering and living an eco-friendly sustainable lifestyle.

I would like to thank Gen for introducing me and the train now moves on to http://flavorsofworld.com/ where cloth diapering mom Priyanka will share her thoughts on conscious diapering.

 

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Comments
  1. Perzen Patel said on July 16, 2018 11:44 am:

    Love our secret CD club and agree with everything u have written here!

  2. Pragnya Mishra said on July 16, 2018 3:45 pm:

    Agree with all 18 points as a CD mom.

  3. Cloth Diapering Two Under Two – Life of Gen said on July 16, 2018 7:17 pm:

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  4. Kavitha said on July 17, 2018 6:52 am:

    I am a cloth diapering mom and I agree with all of them too:-)

  5. Sanjivini said on July 17, 2018 10:31 am:

    All the points are so relatable ! Well written!

    1. Baby & Beyond said on July 17, 2018 10:40 am:

      Thank you!

  6. Pradnya Salve said on July 18, 2018 12:47 am:

    Hahaha..can relate to all 18 points & how point on you have described them..it’s like the inner me talking to myself about why I chose cloth diapers. Loved reading it

  7. Gen said on July 18, 2018 8:25 am:

    This is soon relatable Mahak. I have so many Bum shots. It’s not even funny!?

  8. Tamanna said on July 24, 2018 10:06 am:

    Totally relate to this. Wonderful write up and some of these points are so so right about only CDing Mom understanding.

  9. Supriya said on August 21, 2018 12:14 am:

    You spoke my heart… Ditto feelings

  10. Diana said on August 21, 2018 7:25 am:

    For #4, that problem is easily solved with a diaper sprayer! No scraping here! And I hate laundry day, it’s why my husband stuffs the diapers, lol! I do obsess over all the prints and bum shots!

    1. Baby & Beyond said on August 22, 2018 9:59 am:

      Ahh yes diaper sprayer. Though I didn’t have the contraption that goes around it to prevent the poop from spraying all over. So let’s just say we had a few really gross disasters with that one 😂

  11. Mary Leigh said on August 21, 2018 8:13 am:

    Yes to all of these! Summer is so much fun to be able to let the little ones run in just their cute diapers!

    1. Baby & Beyond said on August 22, 2018 9:58 am:

      Haha yes one of he few reasons to love summer

  12. Iram said on September 3, 2018 10:32 am:

    A good compilation. I am mother of an infant and toddler so can relate to all these 18 points 🙂