Now that my youngest is potty trained, I am left with my boring (but effective) night-prefolds and my wool covers. My stash has been downgraded. My diapers have been lent out, donated, or sold. It was actually a little hard for me to let them go--I remember waiting for my fluffy mail to get them!
There are a few things I learned were part of the CD-aholic syndrome that I didn't notice until I was retired:
- Staying up to 2am to catch the current stocking phenomenon is a rush, but is truly not necessary.
- Getting bummed that my child poo'd in a silky smooth Goodmama is bizarre - they ARE diapers aren't they?
- It is not normal (or necessary) to smell your laundry before and after putting it into the dryer
- Writing down everything you did during a laundry routine to figure out exactly what cured the "stink issues" is not something most people do
- Organizing (and re-organizing) diapers is really just a way to admire them, not really get organized
- (5a) Admiring a diaper is crazy.
- "Fluffy mail" is really just something we call it to make it ok that we keep buying diapers
- Nobody can really understand what a CD-aholic goes through unless they've been there themselves
- Charities like Miracle Diapers benefit from people like me when my obsession is over :)
- There is a whole group of awesome mamas out there, and if it takes diapers to bring us together, then so be it!
- Cloth diapering is NOT less expensive than disposables when you can't stop buying them. (But in my opinion is still more eco-friendly).
- Pushing cloth diapers on your non-CD friends is just a ploy to enable yourself
- (12a) your friends all thought you were crazy but didn't say anything
- Jen, A reformed Cloth diaper addict
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