Monday, October 31, 2011

Where and how do you fold your cloth diapers?

Guest Post by Bert


It’s the little things as a mom that you begin to enjoy. For me it’s putting together my daughter’s pocket diapers and watching TV. When I first started using clothdiapers three years ago with my son I hated putting the inserts into my pocket diapers after a good washing. It felt like just another thing to add onto an already growing to do list that I couldn’t ever whiddle down.

Now its three years later and I can tell you that I actually don’t mind having to wash diapers every other day. I actually like washing diapers because I like the satisfaction of seeing if the detergent I’m using (which is EcoSprout and it really IS AMAZING) did its job. I also love putting together the diapers because it gives me an excuse to sit down and watch a little reality TV queued up in our Netflix instant queue! Seriously though we’re moms and some times we don’t take the time to just relax. Granted you may think that putting together diapers is not relaxing, but I beg to differ and here’s why:
  • I can put diapers together sitting down. When, other than breastfeeding, can I do anything sitting down? Let me tell you, it’s a rarity!
  • It’s mindless and the diapers don’t ask me questions. “Mommy why Diesel is a naughty engine? Why? Why?” Need I say more? I think not.
  • I can watch TV! If I’m going to be putting diapers together I should be entertained!!!
  • The cloth diapers are so cute and we have cute wipes! Ascetics are everything, right? I say that if you’re going to be doing chores you might as well have something pretty to look at.
What do you do when you put your cloth diapers together?
Elizabeth (aka Bert) Anderson married her college sweetheart in 2005, and started her journey into motherhood in 2008 with the birth of her son.  She started blogging in 2009 as a way to keep track of her thoughts on being a first time mom, especially her struggle with postpartum depression, and as a way of reaching out to other moms who are struggling with the same things.  This June, Bert had another first in her motherhood travels - a little girl!  Even though she's newly a mother of two, Bert maintains that no matter how many children you have you will always be a "first time mom" because there's a first time for everything!  Visit her blog, at FTM. Bert is a contributor for She Thinks Media.

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