I used cloth diapers for the first time with Lorelei. She wore them for about a year and a half. She potty trained around 2.5 years. It was great. I had to strip them a time or two, but for the most part it was easy breezy.
The big sell with cloth diapers is that you can use them with multiple children. I looked forward to using them with Henry, but unfortunately we are having a tough time. I found this post that shows BumGenius stretched out after two years of use. Apparently that’s why it has taken this long for the diapers to fit Henry somewhat. Replacing the elastic is a lot cheaper than buying all new diapers, but still.
We finally started using them on a regular basis and I also use Thirsties covers with the inserts from my fuzzibunz (fuzzibunz are wore out from Lorelei) when suddenly they started repelling. I’ve not had a repelling issue before. I think it may be worse than having the stinkies. We are using a different washer than we used with Lorelei and it is much more energy efficient, meaning it uses less water and water is your bestie when it comes to washing cloth diapers. The solution is to strip them, using bleach or Dawn or something along those lines, neither of which I have on hand or enjoy using.
I have about had it. I don’t want to use disposables when I have a stack of cloth diapers already, but when I put him in a diaper and down for a nap and he wakes up a half hour later, soaking wet and still tired, it doesn’t seem worth it. I looked forward to using my BumGenius diapers again because they are so simple to use. I don’t need more stress, I have plenty!
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