Q&A With a Cloth Diapering Daddy

When I first decided to cloth diaper I knew the hardest part about getting started would be getting my husband on board. Let’s face it, the only not-so-fun part about having a baby is changing diapers. Nobody ever says,” I love changing a good poopy diaper.”

At first he was pretty hesitant about it, but he said that as long as he didn’t have to do the laundry, he would support whatever I wanted to do. Now almost six months in to cloth diapering, I thought I’d check-in with him to see how his perceptions about cloth diapering have changed.

Here’s my Q&A with him for your enjoyment:

Q. What did you really think when I told you I wanted to cloth diaper?

A. I thought you were nuts. You told me about all the benefits – environment, financial, emotional. You know I’ll support you in whatever you want to do, especially when it comes to the health of our children, so it was really your call. I knew once you made up your mind I couldn’t change it.

Q. How did you feel the first time you changed a cloth diaper?

A. I was a little confused at first, but once I got the snaps to line up the way I wanted them to I didn’t think it was so hard. Now that I’ve been doing it a lot it’s very easy. As long as I’m not the one changing the elastic for size (inside our FuzziBunz), we’re okay.

Q. Do you appreciate the cost savings?

A. Yes! I know you had mentioned that there would be a financial benefit to the whole thing, but then you started buying cloth diapers and I was like wait a minute. Now that we are stocked up and don’t have to run out and buy a box of disposables every week I really see where we save.

Q. What do you like the most about cloth diapering?

A. Saving money. Ha! No, I like that we are doing something good for our baby’s health and well-being.

Q. What do you like the least about cloth diapering?

A. I still think it can be a bit stinky. Especially when you get behind on the wash. It’s definitely not the same smell as a [disposable] diaper pail, but it’s not odor-free.

Q. If we had another kid would you cloth diaper him/her?

A. Trick question. We are done!

About Amy Galvin

Amy Galvin is a second time mom using cloth diapers for the first time. With the arrival of her second daughter in 2012, she decided to ditch the disposables and give cloth diapering a go. Amy has been blogging since the arrival of her first daughter in 2009 at SecondCityMommy.com. She loves chronicling her experiences in motherhood and is excited to add cloth diapering to her adventures.
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