Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cloth Diaper Carnival 4 - How it all started......

Welcome to Cloth Diaper Carnival 4 organized by Kim over at Dirty Diaper Laundry, who also happens to also be our Cloth Diapering  Bloggers'  head honcho ;) .

This months topic is:
Where did you first see or hear about cloth diapers?

Honestly, the first time I ever heard of cloth diapers was from my mother. I remember her using old school pre-folds with safety pins and rubber pants on my little sister, and yes, this was in the late 70's. When I was preggers with my son over three years ago, I just knew I was going to use cloth diapers, and this is how I thought I was going to do it. Imagine my surprise when I got on the internet and saw how different cloth diapering is now!!!  No longer is there the need to use pins, when Snappis can be used. I am an accident prone klutz, so not having to handle sharp pointy objects is a plus!! No longer is there the need to use pre-folds when fitted diapers with snaps and Velcro can be used. And rubber pants? What a surprise when I saw some diapers didn't even need a cover at all!!

Cloth diapering was a whole new world to me. I knew NO ONE who cloth diapered, besides my mom- over 30 years ago. And she used a diaper service, which are now non-existent in my area. Everything I learned about cloth diapers I learned from the internet, from sites like Diaper Pin, and Diaper Hyena. I did research, research, and more research. The more the research, the stronger the feeling that cloth diapering was for me. 

Actually, now that I am thinking about it, it's amazing how much has changed in cloth diapering in just the 3 years since I have started! There are now even more styles and brands of diapers and covers, and a gazillion more sites to get information from! I can even go to a store and buy cloth diapers today, which I couldn't 3 years ago! The use of cloth diapers is spreading. Several mommas have caught the fever from me. Who knows, maybe 30 years from now my daughter will laugh with disbelief when I tell her that once something existed called a disposable diaper!

Until I get the Linky up, please visit Dirty Diaper Laundry to connect with other blogs participating in this carnival!!


Upstatemomof3 said...

My first experience was from my mom too (well, my step-mom) and I was shocked at how much had changed. :) But I sure do love me some cloth.

Mindy said...

I used cloth babysitting one boy on a regular basis when I was 12 to maybe 14. It's funny that it never crossed my mind with my first baby. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm excited to read your blog. :0) said...

That is impressive that you wanted to go with cloth when you thought it was still rubber pants and pins! Aren't you glad that wasn't the case?

And every month a new innovation is made in cloth diapers... i can imagine how it has changed in 3 years!

Green Mama said...

I am so impressed how cloth diapering has grown even since I started, and my son is only 11 months is really blowing up! I hope our children laugh at the idea of disposables!

Denise said...

I think it will would be WONDERFUL if disposables are no longer around by the time our babies are grown & have families of their own!

Veronica said...

Hi! Stopping by from SITS! I'm a CDing mama too :) Love them and can't imagine life with disposables now!

Love your blog.

WhisperingWriter said...

Very cool.

I admit, I use disposables though. I wouldn't have the patience for cloth. But they do make some cute cloth diapers!