Well, perhaps “ruined” is a slight exaggeration. After all, they are still usable. So what’s wrong with them?
THEY’RE ALL PINK!!
And I have a boy.
But, they still hold pee and poop so all is not lost. However, that was no consolation to me the first 48 hrs after my disaster. The Flip and Rumparooz inserts are hilariously bright pink. Again, I have to tell myself, they still work.
Besides, other than the sbish bamboo fitteds no one is going to notice because it’s the inside that’s pink. And really no one is going to see the bubble gum sbish fitteds since they’ll have a cover. So, it’s all good right?
Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t happen to be one of the biggest loads of cloth diapers I’d done. See, my laziness procrastination children (it helps to place the blame elsewhere) caused all this trouble. If I’d have done the laundry more regularly only half the diapers would be pink.
You’d probably like to know how I unintentionally dyed hundreds of dollars worth of cloth diapers PINK? Ignorantly, I tossed in a hand-dyed cloth diaper with my stash. A dyed diaper that was given to me. A cute diaper that meant no harm to me.
I should have known. I write a cloth diaper blog for crying out loud! But, I suppose it’s a mistake anyone can make. Let my mistake be your lesson :) Bold, rich reddish burgandyish dyed cloth diapers SHOULD BE WASHED SEPARATELY! Are we clear?
I’m starting to see the positives in all this.
- I didn’t have to think hard about what my next blog post should be about.
- My cloth diapers are prepared for me to have a girl.
- I might spare someone else the pain of opening their washing machine to see a pink massacre.
- This has reinforced to me that cloth diapers are just pee/poop catchers. No need to get all worked up about it.
I did immediately bleach them and said a prayer that they would magically become normal again. The pink did lighten up significantly but as you can see from the picture they’re still pink.
I know there are much worse things that could happen…I read your emails! Has this happened to you? Or have you experienced something worse? Please share and make me feel better ;)