November 10, 2011

A wet bag, the quintessential cloth diaper accessory!

A wet bag is a quintessential accessory for any savvy cloth diapering mama. What is a wet bag, you ask? A wet bag is a bag that has a polyurethane lining (PUL) on the inside making the bag waterproof. This makes the wet bag perfect for many things:
  • Cloth diapering on the go – Buy a small or medium wet bag and use it to store wet or dirty diapers and cloth wipes when you’re out and about.
  • Did someone say laundry? – If you buy a large wet bag you can hang it from a hook on the door of your nursery close to your baby’s changing station. Put the wet and dirty diapers in the bag for an easy way to store them before you wash them as well as an easy way to transport them to and from your laundry room.
  • Potty Training Accidents – When we started potty training my son it was such a relief to be able to use my wet bag to store his accident laden pants when we were at the store or playground. I didn’t have to hold urine soaked jeans by my fingertips dangling them away from myself as I sprinted to the car; I just put them in my trusty wet bag.
  • Swimming Suit Holder – There’s nothing more annoying than a trip home from the pool with your wet suits balled up in a soggy towel. Enter the wet bag. Now you have a waterproof bag that holds your wet swim suits.
  • Picnicking! – Rather than a basket use your wet bag to hold all of your picnic food.
Elizabeth (aka Bert) Anderson married her college sweetheart in 2005, and started her journey into motherhood in 2008 with the birth of her son.  She started blogging in 2009 as a way to keep track of her thoughts on being a first time mom, especially her struggle with postpartum depression, and as a way of reaching out to other moms who are struggling with the same things.  This June, Bert had another first in her motherhood travels - a little girl!  Even though she's newly a mother of two, Bert maintains that no matter how many children you have you will always be a "first time mom" because there's a first time for everything!  Visit her blog, at FTM. Bert is a contributor for She Thinks Media.

November 8, 2011

Dear Mr. Disposable Diaper...

Dear Mr. Disposable Diaper,

I regret to inform you that after exclusively breastfeeding two infants, your performance rating regarding spillage is rather poor. For being the popular means of diapering in America I would think that you should be able to contain my baby’s slippery breastfed disposals, however, that is not the case. Why just this morning my poor daughter was awakened from her morning nap because you failed to contain her massive amount of poo. If I had known this was going to happen I would have hurried cleaning her stash of fluff.

I think that you should take a note from your competitor, the beautiful and rather clean Miss Cloth Diaper. While many parents are on the fence in regards to using her method of diapering on their babies, I have found that she has contained both of my babies’ breastfed poops. Naturally, she does have errors here and there with leaking. It’s rare though and especially rare when it comes to bodily waste.

Rather than trying to mask yourself in Miss Cloth Diaper’s clothes by acquiring adorable prints, you must come face to face with reality: You are not as good as she is. You never were and never will be. Please stop trying to pose as her as you’re only humiliating yourself.

A Devoted Miss Cloth Diaper User