Earlier tonight I put the precious boy down for the night. (He was awake... and puts himself to sleep by himself in his crib. Yes. He is that easy!) When Scott and I walked in the room to put Elsie down about a half hour later (yes, she demands much more attention) the room smelled like skunk. I wondered aloud if it was just gas, since Eli seems to have horrible gas. Scott decided to lean down in the crib to give the boy's back side a big whiff. Not the smartest move.
So we proceeded to unswaddle the precious boy and took him in our bedroom as to not awaken The Queen Bee. Eli stayed so still while we unsnapped the onsie and when we took off the diaper we gasped. It was the grossest diaper I have ever changed! It was disgusting! How could such a sweet little baby boy produce such a foul stinchy mess?
After one clean diaper and more than a dozen wipes later, he was back swaddled in his crib. Now it was time to spray out the diaper. Thank goodness for the diaper sprayer attached to the toilet. This handy tool is a must! And I have to say it was gross still, but I realized that if I can handle this diaper, I can handle anything!
We WILL prove successful in the cloth diapering of twins!
Many people have ask us, "So how are the cloth diapers going?" I think they either think we are crazy for even trying with twins, or they expect that we will say we've given up, and gone to disposables.
But after five weeks we estimate that we would have spent over $200 on disposables. And its only been five weeks! Pair that with the number of diapers we've kept out of the landfill, and that's motivation to continue!
We have quite the system down to spray out the soiled diapers, and I wash diapers every night and hang them to air dry on the drying rack.
It really isn't that hard! We even have some disposables left over from when they were first home that we didn't use and now they have grown out of them.
So to anybody considering cloth diapers, try it! It is an investment, as each pack of twelve costs over $200, but they never grow out of them, and they pay for themselves in just five weeks!
AND... the urologist mentioned to me last week that the cloth diapers were the best way to prevent many unnecessary problems from diaper rash, to urinary tract infections.
All wonderful reasons to try! :)