Solid food poos are stinking T’s room up to hell and back. We have a small step-pedal bin that gets emptied daily, but even so, every time I drop a nappy in, poo or no poo, the stench of death is wafted around the room and dances all up under my grill. It’s enough to make my nose bleed and eyes water, and a little tiny bit of vomit burn the back of my throat. My gawd, it’s like something crawled up T’s butt and died and no amount of roses/geranium/lavender/jasmine air freshener is going to mask that shit.
I’ve been seriously thinking about it quite some time now and always dismissed it because of my tenancy to be a lazy bitch, but man, I can’t deal with the smell! I’m talking about cloth nappies. I am really, really, really, almost about to, really considering buying some. Am I mad? Here are my apprehensions.
1. If I cannot find the bottom of the washing I already have in my clothes basket will I be able to cope with more? I’m sure if I ever do make it to the bottom, I’ll find some sequined hot pants (so teeny weeny they will only fit up to my ankles) or a hypercolour t-shirt that has been stashed down there since the beginning of time. T’s clothes are actually the only ones that get washed on a regular basis. They are so cute I keep them separate and special.
2. He is already 7 months old, I’ve already spent a small fortune on nappies. Is it really worth the huge expense to buy a set of cloths now? The initial outlay will burn a massive hole in my pocket. To really reap the savings cloth offer would I have been better off to use them from the start?
3. Most of the pants T owns are too skinny on the bum to accommodate the extra bulk. I’d have to buy him a heap of new clothes. This could also be seen as a positive because it would be like a free pass to shop, and Mumma Bear loves to shop. Those roomie pants are so darn cute! Cuteness aside, new clothes add to the expense.
4. It’s not just the cost of the nappies, but everything else! Liners, washing detergent, wet bags, wipes, this, that, the other, and then probably even more stuff I’ll only discover I need once I start using them!
5. They can be so adorable how could I ever choose which ones to get? As a Libra, decisions overwhelm me.
6. Are wipes flushable? The whole point of this is to eliminate the smell, and save money and the environment and all that jazz, but really – get rid of the stink fest. So I like the idea that now T does solid poos I can contain it all in a flushable liner and chuck it in the loo. Good bye poo. Hello sweet smelling bin. But can you flush wipes as well? Kind of defeats the purpose if you then need to put shitty wipes in the sweet smelling bin. I know you can get reusable wipes but putting poo wipes in the washing machine kinda grosses me out.
7. I’m time poor. I’m lazy. The last thing I want to do when I have finished doing all the crap I need to do is more work!
All that aside, I love how they look (pretty things make me happy) and summer will be upon us soon. Nothing like a cute little tushie in a cute nappy running around. OMG, I just realised T will be running around come summertime! I would LOVE to save some dollars. Then I would have an excuse to buy something for meeeeeeeee. And something, not sure what it is, is compelling me to do this. Maybe I really do want to make the world a better place. So my kiddies and their kiddies can be free to frolic in the daisies and dance with the fairies in a pollution free planet.
I am so lost in the cloth nappy world. Are all cloth nappies created equal? What I don’t want to do is keep on researching this until T is 5 and go, ‘whoops, guess we won’t be needing these after all. Darn it, could have saved a bundle. You don’t really want to go to university do you T? The college fund is dry.’
Any tips, tricks, words of advice are welcome and much appreciated. All this thinking has given me a massive headache. Brain needs rest now.