Thursday, March 5, 2009

Been There, Done That. FAIL.

After I had the crazy idea that I wanted to start cloth diapering, I ordered the 21 day trial "Changing Diapers, Changing Minds" from Jillian's Drawers. It is really a great program if you are even considering CDing since you are only out $10 in the end. They send you a wide array of cloth diapers and accessories so that you can figure out what works best for you.
I knew which brand I was interested in but I thought that it was important that I at least try the others so that I would not be disappointed. Of course, this is the brand that works best for us. Mason is what the CDing world calls a "heavy wetter" and the brand I chose was pretty much the only one that did not leak.

In the end, I chose not to continue. It is extra work, but that's not what did it in for me. I just think that Mason is too old and he seemed very uncomfortable in the cloth diapers. Plus (and this is major) I don't really think Paul was on board. He just never showed much interest and let's be honest, it is a complete waste if not everyone is on board especially when they care for the child a lot. I did really like cloth diapering. I think it is a wonderful thing and VERY good for the earth. However, we are already a one-car family, and I STILL haven't seen my "thank you check" from the government yet.


fearlesschef said...

Which brand was the best with the "heavy wetter"?

Tiff said...

We liked the BumGenius 3.0's. But every baby is different ;o)

Laura said...

Good try, Tiff. Good try!

SwizzlestickMama said...

Oooh. Glad to hear you liked the BumGenius...we are considering cloth this time around.