Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Diaper Disappointment

Most of you know that I (almost) exclusively use cloth diapers.

Having three kiddos (well, soon to be only two) in diapers, you can imagine how many I go thru and how many loads I wash and dry each day.

I have been very happy with Kushies all-in-one diapers, except for now - now that I've been using them for 5 months (the first month I used disposable - since babies were too small for the Kushies I had).

I have noticed that they are really wearing out.

I think the main problem is that living here in Lovely Juneau, I have to dry them in the dryer, and that EATS the outer lining producing little holes, first along the legs of the diaper and velcro areas. I have to say that I am rather disappointed, I would line dry them, but here that might be next to impossible - say 10 out of 12 months!

However, now that I am accustomed to changing cloth diapers, I hardly use a liner, which I used in the beginning (the kind that helps peel the poop off and then flush down the toilet), and am going to switch to regular cloth diapers and use a Snappi with a wrap as my other Kushies diapers wear out.

To try to extend the life of (what I have left of) my Kushies I am going to attempt to "line dry" them in my bathroom. We have forced-air heat and I figured out if I put up another shower curtain rod over the middle of my bathtub, I can hang those diapers to dry, and it will take about 24 hours to dry. However, I will still have to put them in the dryer for a few minutes so they're not board stiff. I'll take a picture for you and add to the post when I get it put together (hopefully tomorrow!).