When I was pregnant with my first child, I was on a “I will be the perfect mom!” kick. (Read how that turned out.) Everyone else had tried this thing, but I was gonna do it right. I was going to do everything right. I thought one of those “right” parenting choices was to use cloth diapers.
I was given a complete supply of cloth diapers as a crazy generous baby shower gift. I was over the moon with excitement! Of course, it hadn’t fully dawned on me that these adorable little fabric pouches were soon to contain some of the nastiest sludge that could make even a seasoned zookeeper nauseous.
You see, I’m a half-hearted cloth diaperer. Of course there are so many benefits! Reduce waste, save money, less chemicals, easier potty training, less errand running, and the overall cuteness factor. But despite all that, I typically only have my son’s in cloth 50% of the time. I either can’t keep up with the laundry, or I get just plain lazy.
So since I purposefully use this blog to show my weaknesses, here are my dirty little secrets. (I hope that you can relate to my inner ridiculousness.)
7 Confessions of a Half-Hearted Cloth Diapering Mama:
Every time I see my baby’s profile, I think, “Look at that cute bubble butt!”
Every time people compliment me for my efforts at saving the earth, I think, “I care more about saving money.”
Every time we go out in public, I think, “I should put him in cloth so people know that’s what we do.”
Every time I see another child wearing cloth when my son is not, I think, “I should tell that mom that we usually use cloth too.”
Every time I see a picture of my child in disposables, I think, “I wish he was wearing cloth when that was taken.”
Every time I change a poopy diaper, I think, “Never again! Disposables from here on out!”
Every time I change a wet diaper, I think, “Why doesn’t everyone use cloth?”
Can you identify? What silly parenting monologue do you hear in your head? Share them in the comments!
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