It seems that every time I think about writing a 'baby related' post I end up talking myself out of it. The conclusion is always the same: It's been said before. Not by me, but in some form or another I've read it dozens of times.
I'm talking about: Baby Led Weaning, Cloth Diapering and other seemingly popular topics these days. Then I got to thinking, maybe it's just me. Maybe its because I'm a RESEARCH addict that I've read hundreds and hundreds of articles, blogs, studies on whatever topic / stage we are at. Hell I have three apps on my phone alone not to mention the emails loops I've subscribed to. Needless to say, I feel pretty damn informed on any given day (wink-wink).
Then a month ago Chloe started having regular blow outs (Read: Shit comes out-of the diaper). And by regular I mean daily. Each would end in a bath and a load of laundry for me. Then a lovely reader wanted to "shit talk" with me and said cloth diapers would end the madness (ie: blowouts).
Two months ago I would have laughed and said thanks but no thanks. You see, I had this theory that I didn't want to actually touch the poo. Imagine that. Obviously I had new mom rose colored glasses because with each blow-out I'd have to roll her onesie inside of itself getting my hands smudged and of course there's the pre-rinse.
Speaking of pre-rinse let's talk about that.
Pre-rinse is the WHOLE reason I was against cloth diapers. Wait that's incorrect. I WANTED to cloth diaper before I actually started changing diapers. Then the reality of baby poo is anything but solid and decided that I did not want to 'spray' a 'runny' shit diaper and in tern get little shit particles all over myself in the process.
Yeah it's gross, that's kinda the point. Sorry I know it's a little TMI for 8 am but that was my honest thought process. Welcome to the dark side.
Skip forward four months and now? Now - I'm USED to getting it on me. Three cheers for reality. Anyhoo, all of this jibber jabber is leading up to me telling you I'm doing it. Part time anyway I'm a cloth diapering momma and to be honest, I'm starting to actually love it.
PS: We are at week two and still not one blowout. We did have on 'leaky leg' but it was most likely human buttoning error.