We're starting cloth diapers this week! I don't know if I'm more excited or scared. I'm excited because we're doing our part to save the environment, and in the process we're saving actual shitloads of money. But I'm scared because-- let's face it-- it's going to mean a lot more work for me.
So, am I crazy for taking on even MORE laundry than I already have? Maybe or maybe not. When we chose to try cloth diapers, I was assured by many, many women that cloth diapers are really quite easy and doable. Now that we're on the verge of cloth-- I'm starting to wonder if these women are really trustworthy. Can cloth be manageable for a new mom who doesn't always have her act together?
So, ladies-- I'm looking for the honest truth. Are cloth diapers really that easy? (Note: ladies who are currently baking artisan quiches in spotless kitchens, or ironing anything NEED NOT REPLY.)
For those of you looking for actual helpful information on cloth diapers, I'd recommend this link. Sean and I chose the all-in-one style diapers because they seemed to be the most idiot proof. I'd also recommend registering for them when you're having your baby showers because each of these little bastards costs at least twenty dollars.
Sean installed this handy contraption onto our toilet so I can spray the poop off the diapers before putting them in the pail. I know this gesture is unlikely to be featured in the next Nicholas Sparks novel, but I found it incredibly romantic. It's gestures like this that say "I still love you," and "I don't want you to have baby shit on your hands." That's how I know we're going to last. Now, if you'll excuse me, I just got Millie into a new onesie, and I have to go catch up on last night's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."