So we’ve had a crazy busy week. Let me just start telling y’all about it first, so you can understand why I “Lost”..
We packed up on Friday the 26th to go to the Kalahari. Got everything organized and ready to go – and then headed on our way.
Being that we’re new to this whole cloth diapering thing, two days seemed like a long time to carry around ‘dirties’. So we went to the store and picked up a small pack of LUV’s. We bought luv’s because I couldn’t find any coupons, and I couldn’t handle paying full price for a pack of pampers or huggies (see here about why we used both of those brands – one on each boy)
Ethan happened to have a rash before we switched over to the sposies. I think he may be allergic to some liners that we’re trying out – and was having a reaction from them. Not sure. Andrew got a little bit of a rash as well when we were using the liners, so we stopped the liners a few days before we left.
I’m getting ahead of myself.
So anyway, it was a good thing that we bought LUV’s because we don’t like them as much – and so it was comforting for me to get back to cloth diapers when we arrived back home.
But then, due to an odd set of circumstances, we ended up deciding to go back to the Kalahari on Wednesday. Thing is though, that we were going straight from here (Minneapolis) to Wisconsin Dells (4hr drive) and then staying overnight, and going from there to Northern MN (7 1/2 hr drive) and then back home. Leaving Wednesday, coming home Monday….
Far too long for cloth, and far too long for a small pack of LUV’s.
Since we had rash issues going on with Ethan, I decided it’d probably be best to stick with what his bottom knows – and go with Pampers. So we bought a giant box of pampers (With a sale and a coupon) and headed on our merry way.
Now that we’re home – and we’re getting back into regular life again… it’s been SO hard again to go back to cloth.
We got SO comfortable with our pampers again.. it’s like the beginning. all over again.
I’ve got all of my diapers in a big pile, unfolded in the middle of my living room. I was REALLY hoping to go through them today and get them organized again so it’d be easy to start – but it didn’t happen.
I’ve got tons of laundry from the last almost 2 weeks, and the last thing I want to add is the extra diaper laundry loads!
But I started again today using Cloth again. And I’m going to keep doing it. I’m keeping strong.
- What things to you guys do for travel? Do you ever find that you start to LIKE the convenience of disposables?? What’s the longest you’ve traveled for with your babies that you’ve actually kept them in cloth for the duration?
On another note: Ethan’s butt is so red and raw even after using Desitin like crazy in his disposable diapers, and then trying some cream that we got from GroVia – nothing seems to be curing his rash – he’s even got open blisters now. I thought maybe the cloth would help, but it’s getting worse.
I didn’t realize how bad it was getting until after his bath tonight, where I decided to bring him to the Dr. (which was open for walk-ins until 8pm).. Of course I show up at 8:01 and find locked doors – the front desk people just stared at me like I was an idiot for not coming 2 minutes earlier. So I have to wait until tomorrow to bring him back, we shall see what they say.
My poor baby
- Has your baby ever had a reaction to liners? What’s the worst rash that your babies bum has gotten? what did it end up getting ‘cured’ with??