1. How did you get started?
I started using cloth diapers with my first baby. These were a simple fitteds made with flannel and a bulky soaker sewn inside. They had velcro closures and we used those nasty plastic pants. I used these for my first two, but my second child had really sensitive skin. At one point when she was about 9 months old she got a really bad rash and we just couldn’t clear it up. Our Dr. finally suggested that we go back to disposables at least until the rash cleared up. We did this and then when we started to try to use our cloth again we had rash immediately. We got rid of our cloth and our little boy, #3, was all disposables. After I had started with #4 I met a gal that had a pocket diaper that I figured I could make up, so I spent some $$ and got a snap press and material and made me some diapers. It has all gone uphill from there! Wool, Hemp, Bamboo! What FUN!
2. How many kids do you have?
I have 6 kiddos. 5 girls and one lonely boy right in the middle. My oldest is 11 and my baby is 2.
3. How do you work around their busy schedules and still get things done?
Juggling 6 kids and sewing is fun adventure. My two oldest are both girls and they help a lot around the house. My best employee is the crock pot though. It is great to have dinner ready at the end of the day without having to stop in the middle of everything and make it. Everyone has chores and I have an amazing hubby that is very understanding and puts up with all the fabric and stuff stashed all over the house. We live in a small 3 bedroom and so I have to be creative on where to stash fabrics. I find I am tons more productive in the morning than later in the day. We get up and get started with the day at 6 a.m. We all get up and have family prayer and read scriptures, then we all have a yummy breakfast courtesy of daddy. For real, he cooks too! Dad heads out and then the kids get on the bus at 7:15. This is when the two little girls play and mommy gets to cut or sew! The big kids and dad bot get home about the same time, and mom already has her sewing stuff cleaned up! Then it is family time! with dinner and whatnot. It is a hectic life, but I love it!
4. What made you choose cloth over disposables?
Honestly money is why I started and obsession is what kept me going! :)
5. What's your funniest cloth diaper incident?
I think the funniest thing is that I am super sad that my baby is potty training right now! :(
I know I should be so excited that I get to be done with all that, but I am NOT. People think I am very odd when I tell them with a down-trodden face that my baby is ALREADY potty training. pretty silly huh? But I can't help it. I won't be able to use my diapers anymore. I guess I will have to live by proxy though others babies wearing my diapers. I love to get pictures by the way!
Was this diaper convenient: Yes
Is this diaper economically priced: Yes
Would I recommend this diaper to a beginner:Yes
Good for Daytime use: Yes
Good for nighttime Use: Yes
Easy during laundry Care: Yes
Did Big D like this Diaper: Yes
Did Little L like this Diaper: Yes
Did I like this Diaper: BIG Yes
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