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10.19.2008

Adventures in Cloth Diapering

We got the Washer/Dryer installed Thursday. We were out of town Friday/Saturday. (got the diapers Friday).

So I had him in cloth diapers for the first time today.

1st diaper (not 15 minutes after putting it on): single turd. No problem. Flick it into the toilet. On we go.

2nd diaper: 1 large, smooshed turd. Doesn't flick so well. Leaves part of it behind on the diaper. Have to actually get my hands in the stuff. Yuck

3rd diaper: Diaper explosion. Can you believe we have RARELY had a diaper explosion in disposables? And yet our third cloth diaper not only has a explosion, gets it all over the clothes, but ALSO on the carpet! Yuck.

Obed is in disposables right now.

Anyone else experienced this? Just bad luck? Or could it be that the cloth diapers are stimulating waste production?

7 Comments:

Blogger Becky said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Maybe I can help with your diaper problems. First, what type of diaper are you using and how big is your son?

12:20 PM  
Blogger My Boaz's Ruth said...

Tobie's Trousers -- a pocket diaper. My son is 23 pounds. She lives local here and I went over there and got him fitted for diapers so I knew I had the right size.
I'm using mostly microfleece for stuffers, but the last diaper was a prefold diaper as a stuffer.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

First, my son's problem (who is 2) is almost always absorbancy- in fact, I don't really remember any blowouts with him so, I don't have as much experience with poop but this is what I've got...
1- I think there's a good chance it was just bad luck and I would give the cloth a few more tries.

2- If the blowout was out the top there are a couple of possiblities- you may have had the waist too loose or he may have loosened it with movement, he may need a different type of waist band (higher rise maybe) or the pre-fold may have been too bulky.

3- If the blowout was out the leg holes it could be that you need a gusseted leg hole. I couldn't tell from the pictures if Tobie's had those or not.

If you keep having trouble, I would give one other brand of diaper a shot before I gave up- it took us several tries to find a good match for Charlie. A good resource is diaper swappers. You should be able to get tons of good advice there and you can also get a couple of (gently) used diapers to see if you might find a better fit.

Finally, if all the poop doesn't totally come off, I've found that it isn't a huge problem- i.e. you may not have to do major excavations.

Alternatively, you may want to think about a diaper sprayer or mini shower, like this: http://www.jilliansdrawers.com/store/bumgeniusdiapersprayer.html

Or, you can get flushable liners: http://www.jilliansdrawers.com/store/flushableliners.html

I hope this is a help and please let me know if there's anything else I can try to answer. :-)

12:40 PM  
Blogger My Boaz's Ruth said...

Don't worry, I have not given up yet. I even managed to have 1 of the just pee diapers in cloth! It's just discouraging to have this happen the first time! We've discovered baby is sick and so decided to keep him in disposables until this clears up and then try again.

but he's diarrhea-exploded out of the disposables as well, being sick.

Thanks for the help!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Green Diva Diapers said...

I love the flushable liners! It helps so much the the new diaper-new poop episodes!! I custom make diapers, so if you are in need of some, please visit my blog! Thanks!

6:46 PM  
Anonymous cari said...

Well, I'd say that it could be bad luck, we use flats, fitteds, AIO's and all sorts of hodge podge set ups, once in a while we have a BAD blowout, usually after eating flax seed, I've just realized. Lots of good advice up there in the comments. I've also used flushable liners in the past, and it makes dealing with the poo SOOOOO much easier!
I've enjoyed reading your blog!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Owlhaven said...

My husband made a diaper sprayer to attach to our toilet using a kitchen sink sprayer nozzle and a shut-off valve. The guy at the plumbing supply store helped us choose the right parts to connect those items to the toilet, and it was less than $20. Makes washing off diapers much less messy.

Mary

7:38 AM  

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