Welcome to the June 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: A Natural Challenge.
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members took 1-2 weeks to explore a natural practice that they had yet to try. Today, they’re going to tell you about their experience! Hopefully, you’ll find some inspiration to try something new on one or more of the posts.
I know I can’t be the only cloth diapering mama out there that has had to work to convince my significant other that cloth is the way to go. One thing I did in the beginning to make things easy for both my hubby and myself was to get a diaper sprayer. There are some really nice name brands out there but when we were first starting out with cloth we were barely scraping by financially and a DIY version was more suitable.
At first I used it every chance I got. Of course, I also ended up wiping the bathroom up afterward because I would spray water everywhere. Once I got the hang of it, I felt for a while that there was no way I could have stuck to cloth diapering without it. As our toddler has gotten older there’s been less of a need for the sprayer since the solids are able to just be plopped into the toilet.
Recently, my hubby was spraying a diaper and got irritated, saying it was making matters worse and spraying poop all over. I know that there’s plenty of people out there that don’t use a sprayer at all and I took on the challenge of rinsing and swishing. I’ll tell you, I don’t think it is for me. For diapers that did need more work than just plopping into the toilet I noticed more staining because I couldn’t fully get all the poop off with swishing. Plus, I have noticed that since having my second baby my sense of smell is still on high alert. I can get almost instantly nauseous over a poop explosion, getting snotty kisses or even throwing up. That being said, I’m sure I could’ve been a little more diligent but the point was to take on something a little different and in doing so, I was able to find what doesn’t work for us.
Have you ever challenged yourself to try something you wouldn’t normally do?
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