You all know that when I was pregnant, the Dude and I made the decision to use cloth dipes. A few of you asked me if I’d write about how cloth diapering is going once I got into the swing of it.
And I promise I will.
But not today.
(Short version: CD’ing is going well and is easier than I expected it to be).
Today’s post is about cloth diapering, but from a little different standpoint.
When I started cloth diapering when Evalyn was 4 weeks old, I started doing daytime CD’ing only and said I’d give myself a few weeks and then figure out night time cloth diapering.
Since then, I have struggled to “find” a night time system that works for us. I have asked other cloth diapering Mamas for advice, I have used the cloth diapers we own a few nights, and I even borrowed a few different types of dipes from my favourite cloth diapering Mama.
And guess what?
They’ve been sitting in Eva’s room for over a week and I have yet to tried them.
So finally last night I was talking to the Dude and I came to realize and accept something:
The reason I haven’t found a night time system that works for us is because …
I DON’T WANT TO.
I kept saying I was trying to figure it out because I felt like I had to. If I was going to be a cloth diapering Mama, then of course, I MUST use cloth at night, right?
I realized there are no cloth diaper police who are going to come knocking on my door and put me in handcuffs, with a “BAD MOMMY” sign on my forehead because I use two disposies each night (FYI: nor would they come and do this if I used disposies all the time).
So, for now, I’m content with my choice to cloth diaper exclusively during the day and use disposables at night.
Maybe someday I’ll change my mind and I’ll transition into the world of night time cloth diapering. Perhaps when she stops pooping every.single.night and requiring (sometimes multiple) night time diaper changes.
Because, let’s face it, I’m stankin’ tired at night. And disposies are easy.
For now, what we’re doing works for me. And it works for Evalyn.
So there, I said it.
I’m a cloth diapering Mama who uses disposies at night.
So sue me.