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The Top 10 Things You Never Thought You'd Say as a Cloth Diaper Parent

As a cloth diaper parent, you quickly realize that your life is full of surprises. From unexpected leaks to funny smells, there are some things you never thought you'd say until you became a cloth diaper parent. In this blog post, we're going to share the top 10 things you never thought you'd say as a cloth diaper parent.

  1. "Please don't eat the diaper cream." - As any cloth diaper parent knows, diaper cream is a must-have for preventing diaper rash. However, it can also be very tempting for little ones who like to put everything in their mouth.

  2. "Can you pass me the diaper sprayer?" - If you're new to cloth diapering, you might not have heard of a diaper sprayer. It's a tool that attaches to your toilet and sprays off any poop before you wash the diaper.

  3. "Do we need to strip the diapers again?" - Over time, cloth diapers can develop buildup from detergent, fabric softeners, and other substances. When this happens, you need to strip the diapers to remove the buildup.

  4. "I never knew there were so many different types of cloth diapers." - Cloth diapers come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. From prefolds to all-in-ones, there's a diaper for every baby and every situation.

  5. "I can't believe how much money we're saving." - Cloth diapering can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your child's diaper-wearing years. It's a big investment upfront, but it pays off in the long run.

  6. "Why does this diaper smell like ammonia?" - Ammonia buildup can be a common problem with cloth diapers. It's caused by urine that hasn't been fully rinsed out of the diaper.

  7. "I never thought I'd be excited about laundry day." - Cloth diapering means doing a lot of laundry, but there's something satisfying about seeing a pile of clean, fluffy diapers ready to go.

  8. "Can you please put the diaper pail outside?" - If you don't have a good diaper pail system in place, your house can start to smell pretty quickly.

  9. "I'm so glad we switched to cloth diapers." - Despite the challenges, many cloth diaper parents feel a sense of pride and satisfaction in using a more sustainable and eco-friendly option for their baby's diapers.

  10. "I never thought I'd be talking about poop so much." - Cloth diapering means getting up close and personal with your baby's poop. It's not always glamorous, but it's part of the job.

In conclusion, cloth diapering is full of surprises, challenges, and unexpected joys. While it may not be for everyone, many parents find it to be a rewarding and fulfilling way to diaper their little ones. And who knows, you might even surprise yourself with some of the things you end up saying as a cloth diaper parent.

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