Thursday, December 11, 2008

Join the club

So being the frugal, green maven that I am of course I decided that we should use cloth diapers on the twins while they are with us. Yes, you read that right cloth diapers on twins. I never said I was entirely sane. Well this was all going along swimmingly I usually change about 4x a day in cloth then overnight use the disposables. I even told my sister in law today how amazing it was going and how much money we were saving. I should have known. Today after nap Willow woke up with the most monster poo that had me doing the dreaded toilet swish. While doing this horrible little dance things got a bit messy. Needless to say the soap we got from Hershey thats brown and scented like chocolate didn't amuse me as much as it normally does.

Yes its still way cheaper and we will continue but I'm not opening my trap on how easy it is anymore!!!

6 comments:

Gwenn Mangine said...

Good luck on that!

I haven't been able to keep from gagging with the swish...

And keep an eye on your electric/water bill-- mine went up substantially with the introduction of cloth diapers for one child... (Although I don't think 2 would be that much more that one...)

-Gwenn
(Melody's sister)

mama k said...

Haha.

Yeah, like I said, you work your way up to the toddler ick factor. Breastfed newborns have non-stinky poos that just dissolve in the wash. And after you've been puked on and cleaning poop for a couple years you get a little desensitized I think.

I would never say cloth is easier than disposables... there are other advantages, mainly they are cheaper. But you do pay for it some days!

You can also try using liners. Cut up microfleece are cheap and the poo comes off easier. Pocket diapers (which have fleece or microfiber inside) I can just dump in the potty without even touching anything icky. Prefolds are a bit messier... but they are the cheapest system.

Happyplace. said...

The upside to a big messy poop like that?
After a sweet smelling bath, getting to snuggle that warm delicious baby, all clean and shiny!
Not that I would wish for the former to get to the latter.....

Melody Strayer said...

You DO get used to it, eventually. I'm still not saying that swishing poo is my favorite part of the day, but it's not as horrible after a while. I second the microfleece idea--makes cleanup much easier AND I have found that it helps keep moisture away from the booty, therefore helping to prevent rashes.

And come on-- those adorable fluffy little ghetto bums are so worth the trouble!

Anna said...

Another vote for the liners here........
But no pain, no gain right?

We haven't seen much of an increase at all with our water bill, and we wash dipes every other day.

Ah i do wish we had pockets but we have the cheap route too.......

Michelle Smiles said...

Okay, I obviously haven't checked in often enough - TWINS?!? I read back and apparently I always check in and read posts where there are no twins mentioned - and suddenly twins. Sounds like you are having fun...fab Mei Tai (so expensive so good for you making one - I love mine). And bless your heart for cloth diapering twins. I'm scared at the thought - my stomach isn't anywhere near as weak as it was pre-kiddos but I still have my limits.