A week prior to the Christmas holidays, my Thrive Market order (affiliate link) arrived full of goodies, most notably my coffee creamer and, most unusually, disposable diapers. See, while we have used ‘sposies from time to time when vacationing, if we’re at home I’m cloth diapering. All day, every day. I originally bought these particular packs knowing our anniversary was right around the corner and I intended to make it as easy on Pop and Grammy to watch the kids as possible. But, when Christmas Eve rolled around, in an effort to get K to fit in a 9 month old jumper (she wears 12M already 😰), I opted for a disposable.
I used them all day for our family gathering, then that night at bedtime, and then all the next week & the week after that until now the stash is almost gone. I haven’t touched our cloth diapers in two plus weeks and I initially felt guilty. I felt like I wasn’t doing my bit for the environment and like I wasn’t living up to the person, mom, woman I want to be, but thanks to my husband I realized I needed to cut myself some slack.
I just needed a break from the intense laundry. All of it, mine & my husband’s, our son’s and the baby’s clothing, & the cloth diapers. It had just become too overwhelming at the end of a stressful year. This tiny break from cloth diapering was a gift to myself and I’m finally ready to jump back in, but I’m not sorry I strayed from the path. It was worth it. Sometimes mom’s just need a break.
P.S. I received this mustache fitted from Cheeky Cloth & I cannot wait to get it on the bum! I mustache for your thoughts! 😂
Sidenote: The disposables we use are Bambo Nature and if you’re going to use a disposable with very little guilt and no worry that your kid is getting exposed to chemicals, these are the ones! The fit super well (she wears size 3 at 16lbs) and they have never leaked on us!