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Monday, December 28, 2009

Cloth Diaper Carnival V - The Hubby and Cloth

Welcome to another installment of the Cloth Diaper Carnival brought to you by Cloth Diapering Bloggers and hosted by Kim at Dirty Diaper Laundry.  This Months topic is "Hubbies/ SO and Cloth Diapers".  Make sure to visit other blogs participating by following the Linky (if I can get it up) or by grabbing the link at Dirty Diaper Laundry :)

Since I decided to use cloth diapers when I was pregnant with my first, I never had to go through "the change" with the hubby.  He was not used to disposables, just as much as he was not used to cloth diapers. Now, don't get me wrong, he had changed a couple of diapers in his day using disposables, so he wasn't totally a diaper newbie.  Actually, when it came to cloth diapers, we were equals in the changing department- both of us having no experience.  Anyway, it didn't phase him one bit when I told him cloth diapering was the way we where going. Until I told him how much money we where going to be saving. Then he bragged to everyone how smart he was to use cloth diapers. Ha Ha Ha.

It has been three years since we have started our cloth diapering journey, and the hubby has had his share of opinions and suggestions along the way.  He doesn't like snaps. They are hard for his big fingers to maneuver, so he goes for the Velcro dipes in our stash. He doesn't like pockets, as he can't fit his hand in the pocket to stuff them. He likes the old school pull over covers better than the Velcro or snap wraps as he sucks at making sure the diaper is fully covered.

Overall, I just make sure our stash is diverse enough to accommodate him in the rare instances that he changes a diaper. OK, to give him credit, he changed his share of diapers with Logan, our first. However, with Sophie, he changes maybe 5 diapers a WEEK. And if he ever had to WASH them, I don't even want to think about what he would do, or what would happen to my poor diapers!

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5 comments:

newmami_rgv said...

That's a good story. Hubby to was not familiar with either. I think most men are. Glad that he sees the upside of CD'ing, not just the "mess."
ps. thanks for following The Mommy Blog

Annie said...

Sounds just like my husband - he loves a velcro all in one. Me? I prefer the snaps closure fitteds :) My poor DH has really big hands to and he also hates all the steps involved in a snap on dipe

Green Mama said...

If I'm in a pinch an need my husband to throw the diapers in i give very specific instructions and never fail he gets something wrong, but at least he's willing :)

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Beccalynn said...

My husband is the same way with snaps. I prefer them and he prefers hooks and loops so I just keep both in our stash! He doesn't mind pocket diapers, though. His hands barely fit to stuff them but they do fit! And he also doesn't mind washing them, but I usually just do that part for my own peace of mind!