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Old Jun 1st, 2016, 09:35 AM   1
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I'm taking a break from cloth, and I'm really enjoying it...


And not natural disposables either, Huggies. The slip on kind. It has taken a huge load of stress off me right now, and I'm perfectly happy to keep doing this for the next few weeks. I have not decided if I'm done with cloth for good, but I am definitely de-stashing because I have too much cloth anyway. As a walking baby, she requires less cloth. Since I am willing to use disposables, a bare-bones stash of diapers I love would be better than a cushy stash that is half diapers I hate.

I want to switch to stuffable trainers and diapers that can be pulled down (like side snap swaddlebees, etc) because DS trained early and I'd rather be working that direction than not. We are loving the slip on disposables because she likes to step into diapers/undies. She insisted on putting on her older brothers undies over her diaper this week. She wore his pull ups for a few days while I looked around for a place with the slip on diapers in stock (they wear the same size).

*sigh* I made it to a year, I still breastfeed, I tandem feed....I just need one less stress in my life. And it's nice to have all the large solid boxes as we plan to move soon, lol!



 
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Old Jun 4th, 2016, 23:39 PM   2
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Well, I suppose I am the only person who has ever done this, since 80 views and no replies. Guess that makes me a crunchy mom failure. I thought someone would at least say yeah I have been there...



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2016, 21:54 PM   3
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Been there many times :-). I like cloth because it makes me feel good about myself, but disposables are a million times easier.



 
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Old Jun 6th, 2016, 04:30 AM   4
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I haven't been there as I was planning on doing cloth but was so overwhelmed by the choices that I just gave up and used disposables from day 1. My degree is in environmental geography so I do have a fair deal of guilt about using disposables, but there really is no shame in it and you have done better than most! Well done.



 
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Old Jun 6th, 2016, 08:30 AM   5
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Thanks. I think I am feeling guilty for enjoying using 'sposies so much. I am just struggling with the two at their current ages (3 and 1) and the mountains of laundry they produce anyway, and the laundry kept getting backed up with all the diapers. I do suffer from anxiety and the laundry getting "backed up" is a trigger for me, and it seems like I have been able to stay on top of the laundry so much more. That is why I talked about maybe changing up my stash and using cloth but on a much thinner stash, I have too many now and I would accidentally go too long without washing and end up with stink issues.

We also may be selling the house and moving in with family for a few months, and I already decided if we are still in diapers we would probably stop cloth just because it takes up more precious room and reserves a pretty huge chunk of laundry time in a crowded house (6 people, 1 bathroom).



 
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Old Jun 6th, 2016, 12:14 PM   6
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I read the post but I didn't really have anything to add other than I bought some cloth nappies and then sold them on! Well done for doing it for so long. I do cloth wipes now and that's not too taxing



 
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Old Jun 6th, 2016, 12:23 PM   7
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I read the post but I didn't really have anything to add other than I bought some cloth nappies and then sold them on! Well done for doing it for so long. I do cloth wipes now and that's not too taxing
Thanks.

I re-read my reply, I do admit I was having a rough time when I wrote that. I was probably a bit more whiney than I should be, being a grown adult and all. I have been missing a lot of sleep with DD getting her molars, and a bunch of other things. I think I was just feeling some (undeserved) guilt over using disposables and wanted some reassurance I wasn't the only one who had ever had this experience.



 
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Old Jun 6th, 2016, 23:47 PM   8
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I did it too! I just sold my stash.



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2016, 01:12 AM   9
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I've never found them stressful. Just got in to a good routine with them.
The only time I've ever used sposies was on holiday, but I used the naty ones. How come you don't use those?



 
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I've never found them stressful. Just got in to a good routine with them.
The only time I've ever used sposies was on holiday, but I used the naty ones. How come you don't use those?
Haven't tried them, they technically make a pullup/trainer in a size 4. DD was not doing well with tab closing disposables, we got hip drop and she was starting to pull them off, which is why we got the pull on diapers. They are great.

But honestly, cost and availability. I can get a naty trainer in a size 4, but I have to order online and may not like them and then can't return them. Maybe I will if I plan to stick with it.



 
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