As you all know, this is my 3rd baby. I have never in my life considered cloth diapers until now. I can honestly say I'm not sure if the appeal if the money saving factor, the “natural” part, or the lowering of waste coming from my home. Could be all three.
I have good girlfriend I refer as “Mother Earth”. She has cloth diapered both of her children. Currently, she too is pregnant with her 3rd and will cloth diaper again. I remember sitting with her and her 2nd child one day at their home. I was so bewildered by cloth diapers. So she showed me how easy it was. And a small, teeny tiny, light was lit. I wasn't sure why at the time. Mr. and I were no where near having another baby. But it stuck in my mind. For a long time.
Not to mention my sister-in-law. She discovered cloth with her 2nd child and plans to do it again with her baby due next week! She had a few challenges, but was determined to make it work. She's even brave enough to try to sew her own!!!
So here I am now, 29 weeks pregnant, wanting to cloth diaper my baby. Though there are many, many challenges ahead of me. I have never cloth diapered in my life. Nor, have I truly witnessed the process of cloth diapering A Day In The Life. So really, short of my snapshots, if you will, I am blind.
I have rediscovered YouTube within the last month or so. It has become my quiet obsession. I watch videos from moms who CD, but non are in my current situation. All them have a washer and dryer at home. And here is where my true challenge lies. How do I cloth diaper using a laundry mat???!
I have yet to truly find an answer to this question. It's almost as though people don't take on the challenge. I know there are some why hand wash and hang to dry. I know this would probably be too much for me to handle.
So my true question is:
HOW DO I SUCCESSFULLY CLOTH DIAPER AT THE LAUNDRY MAT?
Currently, I have a once a week routine in place to go to the laundry mat. If it doesn't work out that week, I have to suffer through 2 weeks for folding. I hate that. So I do my very best to maintain my once a week schedule.
Is is possible to not wash CDs more than once a week? I'm not sure. My thoughts are that if they are at least rinsed daily and allowed to dry before putting them into the diaper pail, they should be fine. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.
So to all the CLOTH DIAPER GURUS out there... IS IT POSSIBLE OR AM I FOOLING MYSELF?
If you have any advise, comments, vlogs, blog posts to help my cause please, PLEASE, leave them in the comments section.
Miracles & Blessings,