View Full Version : Help me get back on the CD Wagon!
12-14-2004, 10:16 PM
Well, in my defense, things have been crazy here for the last 3 weeks or so, planning for the holidays, shopping for Christmas, having my mother here to visit for 2 weeks, and hosting 10 people at my home for Thanksgiving dinner--yikes!
And so, we have gone thru too many packages of Pampers to count :( I hate to say it, but I don't even think about it anymore when I go to change Josh's diaper--on go the sposies!, even with 2 clean drawerfuls of CD's and a basketful of fluffy covers staring me in the face. Yes, I have lots of pockets/AIO's, but...eek...sposies can be worn for longer (throw the tomatoes now!)
It has just been so easy! And I love not doing the stinky wash :) What can I do to lure myself back into using cloth? Any great new products out there that I might need to perk myself up? I wouldn't even care so much about going back to sposies, but I have spent waaaay too much $$ on CD's to give up on them before Josh potty trains, which won't be for awhile I think.
Encouragement needed please!
12-15-2004, 01:13 AM
How bout this article about the evils of dioxins that are found in many things, including disposable diapers??
I had to take a break too, it's ok. That's what they are there for! Just think how cute Josh's bum looks in -insert name of your favorite diaper here-...
take a deep breathe- and maybe wait till after the holidays to jump back in.
12-15-2004, 01:30 AM
Hmmmm what about a holiday dipe to put you in the mood?
http://www.flutterbybaby.com has some cute embroidery for the holidays. I know there is another site but I cant find it now.
For the stink try getting some Lavendar Oil to add to the stinky diaper bag, I find is smells a lot nicer then the nasty tea tree oil and covers the stink better! ( if I even smell a little stink I dab a drop on a used wipe - we use the pamper ones - and then toss it on top of the dirty ones, instant stink be gone)
And...on a side note think how much nicer his little toushy will feel in his nice snuggly cd's vs those papery pampers. Might get him more on track to potty train!
If that Still doesnt help....you can always post the dipes on swap and make some holiday money hehehehe!
12-15-2004, 08:16 AM
First of all, let go of the guilt! It is ok to use the sposies if it makes your life easier right now. I know I for one will not be hunting you down to give you twenty lashes with a wet noodle.
That being said, why not put the sposies someplace less convenient. So, then you need to think about it before you put them on. For instance, we keep the sposies in Gabrielle's closet but the CD's are conveniently located in the top drawer of her dresser/changing table. So, it is easier for me to reach for cloth than a sposie.
If new fluff is what you need: Mudpie is about to open for customs, I love her fabrics. Tykies has holiday dipes on sale. Daisy doodles are open for customs. Angelwraps has lots of great AIO's instock. Or how about something from Little-fishy? There are some great things instock there too.
12-15-2004, 08:19 AM
Amy, you HAVE to get back on the Cd Wagon. Why? Because WE need you to be there!! You may not realize it but you have helped so many of us along on our cd-journeys.. your help and guidance has been invaluable. So, you can't drop of now.. we need you!!!
Put away all those Pampers in a hard to get to place and just put a cd on Josh. Once you start, you will wonder why you stopped! Those dispies sure are enticing though... so I understand.. but your cloth has feeling too and is feeling lonely, miserable and left out.
I hope you report back today with what Josh is wearing. And we wants pics. Proof. :)
12-15-2004, 10:14 AM
Ack! We've been sliding a bit too! After our trip I wanted to get caught up on all that laundry before adding more CD laundry to the mix, and it's become a hard habir to break - especially when going out shopping, etc (due to the longevity factor)! We've slowly gotten back into it by using cloth when we're at home but giving ourselves "permission" to use sposies on outings to avoid the overcrowded mall bathrooms and make trips go faster until after Christmas (on a 2-3 hour trip shopping I'd normally change cloth at least once, but with a sposie I change him before we go, then when we get home). Now my incentive to get fully back into cloth is that I HATE doing half loads of laundry and I accidentally left the CD pail till it got full (longer than I'd care to admit) last week and the dipes REEKED!
Good luck! I just love the adorable "thump" of patting a CD butt over the crackle of a paper dipe!
Mommy to Caleb 3/3/03
Oh my!! #2 5/05
12-15-2004, 10:52 AM
1)You know, I was really trying to forget and ignore the whole dioxin thing in sposies, but just looking at that poor mans face and UGH!
2) Holiday dipes you say?! :)
3) Rashmi--awwh, thanks! I feel so loved :)
4) I was a good girl and put Josh in a Happy Heiny this morning, and what do you suppose happens? Of course, he goes poop! And he has been sick, so I won't even describe how gross that was...oh what the love of a mother will do for her child! He's back in a FuzziBunz now...I hope that was the last of the stinkies for today, or I'll be reaching for the sposies again!
Now, off to check out cute holiday dipes!
12-15-2004, 08:42 PM
ok, i have to tease you just a tiny bit...
just stop buying the pampers!!!!!!! ;)
i have to buy them for mother's morning out and i HATE it every time. sposies give me the creeps!!!
12-15-2004, 09:09 PM
See Liza, that's the problem. I have to buy them for Mothers Morning Out too, and church (they won't use cloth). So, there the package sits, calling to me :) Maybe I should cut one open again and pour water over the gel beads so it will swell up into a nasty smelly mess?! That's what made me go full swing into cloth in the in the very beginning.
I'm bummed because no-one has holiday diapers instock in Joshua's size (he would need a XL in Tykes--yikes!). If only Sugarbums was open for custom orders and could rush ship...yeah right, dream away Amy!
12-15-2004, 10:17 PM
Too bad you can't buy just one sposie instead of a pack of 84 !!!! - so easy to fall off the wagon!
Hang in there Amy :) How 'bout some large Elbees to tempt you? LOL - I'll dig through Shea's old stash to look.
12-15-2004, 11:03 PM
Pam, you are so sweet to offer! There are 3 lonely Elbees staring at me in Josh's drawer, begging to come out and play! :)
So, here's my update: I just bought 2 Happy Heiny holiday print diapers--at least I know they fit and work for us. And, a roll of flushable liners! I always tell people not to bother with these things, and then I go and buy some! Oh well, desperate times call for desperate measures...right?
It was so fridgedly cold today, I dug out Josh's fleece pants he hasn't been wearing, and I plan on shopping for some cute holiday long-sleeved tee-shirts tommorrow at the Old Navy Outlet to go with them. Then I'll just do the diaper under the fleece pants trick without a cover. That cuteness should be an incentive!
Thanks for all your encouragement gals, this sure was fun!
12-16-2004, 09:57 AM
ahhhhh, yes. i understand now!!!!!
and i hear ya on that smell. whew! i opened up the package to pack schuyler's "school bag" and forced DH to smell one just because it icked me out so much! the smell hits ya like a ton of bricks when you open a new package and you have 8.5 month pregnant beagle nose!!
ok, take the package away from the changing table. pre-load his school bag and then put the package in the closet. go get one before school and stick it on him, but leave the whole pack in the closet. maybe you will forget to go get one before you get him all nakey on the changing table! i keep my pack in the closet in a shoe box!! (well, i arrange them in the shoe box... and it is a big box...)
12-16-2004, 02:37 PM
Oh, Amy, I am SOOO with you on this. I've been thinking that I needed to come over here and post for some diaper support but I've been avoiding it because I feel so ashamed. *blush*
I am just plain sick, sick, sick of diapers. Cloth, disposable, all kinds. I have had at least one kid in diapers for the past 7 1/2 years. Yes, I know it's my own fault for having 3 children. Yes, I know cloth is better for Amy Grace, better for the environment, and technically cheaper since I've already invested the dough. BUT, disposables are soooo convenient! Drat! We've gotten to the point where she has 4 days a week that require dispoables because of being at church or school but of course, when we get home do I take off that nasty sposie and put on cloth?! NO! I just keep putting 'em on her. Getting rid of a dirty sposie isn't nearly so bad as having to spray off a dirty cloth dipe and I'm just plain sick and tired of having $h!# up to my elbows. Grrrr.
So, there sit piles of Fireflies, Fluffy Mail dipes, Bumpy and wool covers, just languishing in their baskets. Next week, there is no school and no agenda. I think I'm going to try in earnest to really do cloth all week and see if I can get back on board. :)
12-16-2004, 11:31 PM
Oh goody, a sister in "diaper crime" with me :) I hear you on being sick of diapers--period! But I don't have nearly the same excuse that you do, since Josh is only 2, and he's my only child so far! But the thought of him using the bathroom in a piece of cloth, and then washing it out is starting to gross me out. However, the thought of a sposie bloating up with gel beads when he pees is just as yucky! Oh well, I can't force him to potty train before he's ready, so I guess I'll have to put some sort of diaper on him :)
I just put a stack of wipes in the warmer with fresh yummy smelling solution, and plan to wash the 4 day old pail of diapers (YUCK!--how did I let myself wait that long?!)--and start out with some fresh clean fluff tommorrow. Everyone wish me luck!
12-17-2004, 12:23 AM
Good luck! You can DO it! :D
12-17-2004, 08:14 AM
LOL! I've started waiting forever to wash them, too! I just forget. Plus, it's yucky so I put it off. Never thought I'd see the day but I'm just ready to move on. It's not unheard of for a 19 month old baby girl to potty train, right? ;)
12-17-2004, 12:50 PM
I'm getting to this thread really late. I'm glad you got some cute holiday print dipes.
About the poopy diaper...do you have a mini shower? If not, getting one might help you deal with the poopy diapers.
I also wanted to agree with Rashmi that you have to get back on the wagon because it's fun having you around here!
so i was lurking for about 10 min and then i saw this...Hummmm a call from beyond...nooooooooooo!!!!! Ari and i have been in such a rut since i basically have no time to breathe with law school and everything else. My last final is on Wed. so im looking foward to ending this S#### load semester!! i love it btw!! Ari is huge i have to update my avatar and pics of him!! He looks like such a little man..He thinned out tons too....Ive been dragged into the lazy wagon BAD!! and seriously i just hate it! I have piles and piles!! *blush* of diapers here that im definately getting rid off soon just because they are way too many for what we might use now that he's duties have become more infrequent than months ago....The other day i was getting ready to stash "santas presents" LOL in his closet since he cant open it yet and well its the only space i have for now and man i just gasped at the site of the beautifully piled stacks of cute diapez and then looked over at the pampers and just wanted to rip them apart. !! but did I!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! its true its so easy to just go into the lazy wagon!! ....
Ive decided to give day care the pampers i have left over in the house so they can use them till the 24th which is the last day they will work. And after reading all this(thanks liza and shandelle) im going to definately STAY AWAY FROM THE PAMPERS ISLE!! or atleast try too..the only horror is that i cant stay away from the nasty smelling huggies overnights. they are the only thing that work at night for us!! And GOSH do they STINK!!! Its worse than any hemp issue i swear!! Awfull....
I was trying on diapez on Ari and the FIREFLYS!! still fit soooo well...Even more now that he thinned out.....So i think im going to pile down our stash to some of the bumkins AIOs for outings and keep all our firelfys.....Ok getting psyched about it..Going to rewash everything since it stinks like stored clothing!! Wish us luck!!
PS AND BTW!!!
I HAVE MISSED YOU ALL DEARLY!!!!HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!AND CONGRATS TO ALL THE PREGNANT MAMAS!!!
12-19-2004, 09:07 PM
Oh wow, Linda, it's great to see you! I'm so glad Ari is doing well and that you're having fun in school, even if it's totally crazy for you! I've definitely missed all of your wisdom and wonderful advice. I'd love to see Ari's new avatar. :)
Anyway, Amy, I felt I had to give you some encouragement. We actually came close to trying a sposie because I forgot (in all the excitement/exhaustion of the wedding) to do the diaper laundry last night. So this morning, she's in her second to last clean diaper and we realize the wash hasn't been done. So I'm frantically trying to get the wash done and trying to plan what to do because we have to take her to church and then the family was getting together for lunch so one extra diaper wasn't going to cut it. I managed to get one cycle done, but because they have a water softener here, even using HE detergent and using just enough to cover the bottom of the dispenser was too much detergent. So I was going to have to do a second cycle to get rid of all the detergent. Of course, we're getting to leave in 20 minutes at this point. So I grabbed two prefolds, two microfiber towels (I had two clean pockets, but nothing to stuff them with) and rinsed them in hot water by hand until I saw no more suds. Then I squeezed out as much water as possiblse, rolled them in a towel and tossed them into the dryer for 15 minutes. I then laid them out in the sunny window of the car so that they could dry while we were in church. While at church, the microfiber towels dried, so we stuffed one of the pockets with two towels and put her in that diaper. Meanwhile, we wait for the PF to finish drying. They just finish drying when we get home, so we stuff another pocket and change her. So we just about made it. How's that for perfect planning? ;-)
The way DH and I have stayed on the CD Wagon is that we got pockets so that the church day care would change her. We've taught our baby sitter how to use pockets. And we just don't buy disposables. I know we're very lucky that we don't have to use a daycare where they refuse to use cloth. I just showed our daycare workers how easy they were to use, and they decided it really wasn't that big a deal. I even told them that if there was a poop, they didn't even have to worry about spraying it off (which they could because there is a sink that is really a "toilet"), and could just fold and toss into the diaper bag for us to deal with.
Anyway, hugs to you and Josh and as Liza and Rashmi and all have suggested, put the sposies somewhere difficult to reach and leave all the cute fluff out. I'm glad you were able to score a couple of holiday dipes--I hope they arrive in time for X-mas. We want to see pictures!!!
Oh, and Amy, I have to thank you for the suggestion of Baby Bits. Not only have I used them on Kaya, but I've used them on myself! :) And if it helps, think about just how comfortable you are in mama cloth vs. mama sposies and that'll help you think about just how comfy Josh is in his cloth. :)
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12-19-2004, 09:12 PM
I'll get back on the wagon if you do. Those sposies are too tempting to grab instead of grabbing the cloth.
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