Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A glimpse into my craziness...

In general, I am not a tidy housekeeper. Messes don't really bother me and I am sometimes (okay, most of the time) behind on the dishes. But there is one area in my life that I am completely fastidious about. And that's my cloth diapers. What started a little over a year ago as a way to save money and heal my son's super-sensitive skin, has turned into an obsession. I troll the blogs, vlogs and Facebook pages of my favorite cloth "outlets". I am always changing up my stash and I am neurotic about the organization and storage of my cloth. I have them all stowed neatly by types in their baskets, all within easy reach. At times, this obsession has led to eye rolls from my husband and family, who just can't understand why I would need "just one more" or why I have to "wash" them before I can actually wash them. And it honestly doesn't bother me to wash cloth diapers or deal with the poo, even the times I've gone to visit my dad for the weekend and had to do without my sprayer. Most other cloth-diapering moms will agree that it can easily turn from a necessity to a hobby and then a full-blown obsession. I love cloth so much that I am contemplating the need for a third child just so I can use them again after Evan potty trains... Okay, just kidding about having a baby just to placate my addiction to cloth (mostly, anyway). But part of me is a bit sad knowing that not too far in the future (a mere 18 months) I will no longer have need of my beautiful stash.  And so for this, I may be a little (or a lot) crazy, and that's okay with me. Anyone else want to be crazy, too?


  1. I can be crazy too! I'm just starting with cloth diapering myself and want to learn all I can! I'll be following along and learning from you!


  2. Hello,
    YURANI had told me about your site and how you helped her out with cloth diapers!

    I am a mother of a 22 month old and one on the way due in 2 weeks. i wanted and looked into cloth diapers with my first but was turned away by how confusing it looked and not knowing anyone using them to ask questions. now that i am about to have another baby i would love to give cloth diapers a try and from what i see now they seem pretty cool and not as confusing lol

  3. It is so great that you are thinking about giving cloth a try. It can be a little intimidating at first because there is are so many different kinds and the information about maintenance and things can be so overwhelming. I hope that you will find some helpful info here!