How exciting. This is my first time participating in a blog carnival. Hope I don’t miss any thing.
Today I get to share about my cloth diapering husband. Like many fathers, he wasn’t always a cloth diapering fan. When I first told him my dreams of using cloth diapers he was … ummmm … let’s say not amused. And with good reason too. He had come from a cloth diaper family. He has witnessed many family members go through their struggles and fun with cloth diapers. However, this was over 20 years ago (sorry to somewhat date you my love). He was unaware of the ease and simplicity of cloth diapering today.
I wasn’t able to change his mind over night either. For most of the pregnancy I was still trying to convince him that it was good choice. However, he was still so focused on the ‘work’ behind it and of course the ‘smell.’ Both of which are so minimal now it isn’t funny. Once I started my cloth diaper research and began looking into which system would work best for us I knew I had to introduce the information slowly for him. If I tried to tried to lay it on him all at once, it would have seemed to good to be true and that I was missing something. So every now and then I would just slip in some CD fact over dinner or in the car. Then I would get pictures and instructions on how the system really worked. Finally I would talk about the cleaning and care of the diapers last since that seemed to be the biggest struggle he had.
Once our little bambino was born and we had the cloth diapers on hand, he was sold. We are currently using and loving the gDiaper system and it is so easy and simple to use. He was really amazed at how clean and easy it is to use. And for the soiled diapers, we purchased a Diaper Genie and use a cloth mesh bag as the liner. When it is laundry time, we simply pull out the bag with diapers enclosed, draw the strings to close it and throw it in the wash.
It’s cute, because now I hear him trying to convince his friends how easy and beneficial it is to use cloth diapers today.