This video that Jays Nest did is another fantastic resource on how to get cloth diapers to fit better.
I’ve been going through old pictures to digitize for the Instagram feed and I found these of my babies. The baby in green is my son, and the baby in purple is my second child, my daughter.
Do you notice the difference in the fit of the diaper?
Yes! The purple is much trimmer fit and it’s less about the actual diaper itself but the practice and experience of 20 months of diapering that influences that.
Let’s normalize wash routine struggles.
For the last decade, we’ve been talking about how you shouldn’t have problems ever, but I feel this rhetoric is discouraging and encourages us to expect our routines to be picture perfect, and nothing less.
But routines are messy, because baby’s are messy and humans are imperfect.
These are things that may happen to you, or anyone, during your cloth diaper journey but it doesn’t mean game over. It doesn’t mean your routine is flawed. It just means something happened and it’s time to walk through your routine with a friend, a retailer, or a small group to trouble shoot.
I walked through a few troubleshooting ideas in my book – but I always emphasis that everyone solution will be unique and I think we’ve talked on the podcast this year about a lot of different solutions that could work that are definitely outside the mainstream discourse of cloth diapering.
I’m just here to let you know that this stuff can happen. It doesn’t mean you failed. It means you’re a cloth diapering parent trying their best, and you just need to make a tweak, try something different – or maybe none of that.
What struggles have you dealt with and what worked for you?
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