My washing machine broke down, and we're waiting on a part to come in. I can tell you, there are some things I'd forgotten about disposables - and I won't miss when we can switch back to cloth.
My second baby has been lucky enough to wear cloth diapers for almost his entire life. You might think that makes sense, since I write a website about cloth diapers, but I'm also a busy working parent, and disposables look mighty appealing at times too! In fact, despite our commitment to cloth diapers, we went through at least one pack of disposables in single every size with my first.
We've done better this time, having used only a small pack of newborn diapers at the hospital, and some gDiaper inserts inside our cloth covers for travel.
But our washing machine broke down last week, and my husband hauled a week worth of laundry to the laundromat, dirty diapers and all. The part is on order, but in the mean time, our cloth diapers are on hold.
We're into the second week without a washing machine, and we're into our second week with regular old disposables, too. We could have continued to use cloth diapers - either by hand washing, or by hauling them to the laundromat, but we opted for simple: my husband picked up a case of Huggies disposables on his way back from the laundromat.
As convenient as disposables are, I really can't wait for that part to arrive so we can be done with them. There are so many things that I'd forgotten. And so, here's my list of things I won't miss about disposables.
And every time my toddler plops down on his bum, I'm pretty sure he wants his fluff back too!
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