I’m back! And boy am I T-I-R-E-D! Moving is never easy. Add to that being 36 weeks pregnant and driving 6 hours as the only adult in a minivan with 3 children, 3 dogs and a cat and you see why I’m tired!
With this move I have had a few issues come up in regards to cloth diapers. The first being the stench we had to smell in the van until I individually bagged them. Many factors had led to the stinky diapers: sitting too long before washing, not rinsing properly, change in Paisley’s diet and a recent detergent switch.
We we arrived at the house I realized that I was going to have to develop a whole new wash routine. At the old house my laundry room was located right off the kitchen. Extremely convenient. Now the laundry room is in the garage. Where before I could wash cloth diapers daily with no problem, I now go 4 days before running a load. Granted Paisley is using less diapers per day.
I have had to find a new place for diaper storage and the biggest dilemma of all where do I put the diaper pail. I have been tossing them in an open pail in the garage but that won’t really work once the temperature heats up.
Just when you think you have it all figured out you have to start all over!
Tonight I am stripping the diapers with Dawn and lots of hot rinses. Paisley has been developing burns especially from one diaper in particular. I have found that the GAD windpro fleece diaper is a magnet for everything. I can’t seem to get it fully cleaned even when using a bit of bleach. It is a bulletproof nighttime choice but the trade-off of stink and burns is not worth it.
My goal for the next 2 weeks is to develop a wash routine, organize the cloth diapers, and to wash up the new baby’s cloth diapers. I am very excited for the last one! I am also contemplating having 2 diaper pails: one for fitteds and one for pockets and all-in-ones. The baby has fitteds and I’d like to keep them soft with fabric softener yet I don’t want to cause issues with the PUL diapers.
Overall moving with cloth diapers hasn’t been any more of a stress than it would have been using disposables. I only changed one diaper during the trip down and it was easy (which means no poopie!). However, knowing how stressful it is to move if you have to use disposables, don’t sweat it!
Oh and I will need to figure out how to go from insanely soft water to hard water. *sheesh* On the bright side, my husband and I feel like we are living a dream and will wake up any minute. We are so blessed.
Thank you for your patience during my absence and thank you, Stacy for the blog post!