How I Was Introduced To Fluff
by Anna Wixom
When I became pregnant with my son a year ago I started researching everything…….except cloth diapers.
If someone would have told me last year I would be using cloth diapers I would have told them to go take their hairy armpits on a hike. Other than hippies I never even knew that people still used cloth.
But my mom, being the crazy lady she is, bought me some prefolds (because that’s what she used on us kids).
I thought they would make nice burp cloths and acted gracious because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, or make her feel like she was outdated on things.
I moved on with my pregnancy without another thought until my baby shower, when I realized my mother had the invitations made saying “no disposable diapers please. Anna will be using cloth”…..
I was 7 months pregnant and in no mood for nonsense.
To say I was upset is putting it mildly.
There was no way I was using cloth diapers! I was a total jerk about it and to this day feel bad.
Long story short, I got some AWESOME fluff (look at me using cloth diaper terminology and everything now). My cloth diapering journey began that day.
I had NO clue cloth diapering could be easy or that they had come so far! Velcro, snaps, snappis instead of pins…..I was excited! I started looking up youTube videos and learned about the effects on the environment, the cost savings, and then how absolutely adorable they looked on those precious little baby bums.
Then I realized I wouldn’t even have to really touch poop, and that was icing on the cake for me. I was sold (now that I am a mom poop is no big thing. At the time though poop touching was an issue with me…ha who was I before mommyhood?? )
Anyways I became addicted and the rest is history.
I seriously spent hours looking at online stores for more cloth after my shower that day.
My baby boy was born December 3 2010, and other than using Pampers in the hospital because of the meconium, I dove in and never looked back. I have been cloth diapering 24/7. I love it and I am proud to say I have converted my sister in law, and two of my best friends into cloth diapering “hippy chicks” too–I say that lovingly.
Attached is a picture taken just this evening of my little man in his bum genius elemental–artist series. PRECIOUS!!
Anna chose a Sustainablebabyish bamboo fitted in squash from sloomb.com. Excellent choice!!
I have to share “the rest of the story” with y’all. After choosing the winners for this contest I emailed them asking for their address. When I received them back I thought one was joking with me. The address was just down the street from me. Seriously.
I was blessed to be able to meet Anna at my garage sale this past weekend. What a jewel she is! I am discovering that is my smallish town there are quite a few cloth diaperers!!