There are a lot of different diapers out there.
And I have a phobia of Pampers and plasticky disposable mountains of disposable diapers… there’s something i just hate inherently about them. I am not even that much of an environmentalist… am I? Ok, yeah, I guess I am. But what’s also really important to me is sanity. I just want some sort of diaper solution that lets us EITHER dispose of something foul and terrifying, or throw it in the washing machine.
So I am doing some research, and i ordered a couple of single re-usable diapers: Charlie Bananas, FuzziBunz, and a Flip.
What I think is interesting is how strongly people feel about diapers. I mean, I just want something that gives us options, and that works. So i got cranky when I went to a consignment shop and they clearly were getting some kind of commission from selling certain brands. BOOOO. I innocently asked the proprieter, “Does this and such brand work with disposable inserts?” and she gave me huge attitude about not using disposable inserts at all, that she though cloth diapers were so easy there wasn’t any reason to use disposables. Oh really? Seriously? How about (just off the top of my head), going to the beach, taking your kid to a daycare that won’t allow cloth, and/or having relatives or other caretakers that don’t want to use cloth? Dipshit.
17 1/2 weeks, and all seems normal. Had a checkup a week ago, and the midwife used the Doppler and heard the heartbeat. Said my fundus was normal. Tra la. FUNDUS. It’s FUN!
Anatomy scan on the 9th.