Another Reason to Love Cloth Diapers

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Saturday afternoon we were enjoying a lunch out with family when my husband got my attention, pointed to what appeared to be yellow mustard in the basket of the stroller holding our little babe in her car seat. “Hey, Ash. What do you think that is?” Uhh… no. Surely not. How could that happen? The car seat is directly above the stroller basket, and no sign of this “mustard” anywhere else.

We began inspecting the car seat and the blanket tucked in around our little Bug. Nothing. Then I peeked through her shorts. Yep. Sure enough. Blow out.

My husband, being the rockin’ daddy that he is, took it upon himself to clean up this mess. He wheeled our little munchkin to the public restroom and spent the next 15 minutes cleaning up her, the car seat, and the stroller. And yes, he did come back with a little “mustard” on his shirt. ;)

So why am I telling you this story? It’s not to gross you out. Well, maybe a little. It’s important for you to know that we were traveling – and thus we were using disposables. You should also know that the same scenario – on a smaller scale, thank goodness – happened the next day at the airport. I can’t even tell you how long it had been before this incident since we had a blow out. They rarely happen in cloth diapers. At least for us. I could give you lots of reasons as to why I think this is – elastic, more coverage, better absorbency. But in the end all that speculation doesn’t mean much. We have less blow outs in cloth. Period.

Moral of the story: Not only do cloth diapers save money, but they also keep things (you, your baby, the car seat, stroller, etc) cleaner!

Second moral of the story: It’s always a good idea to keep a spare onesie in the diaper bag! I’m thankful we had one!

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  1. Susan Smith says:

    I am with you on the blow-out situation! We rarely have problems with cloth diapers, but with disposables, watch out!

  2. haha…love that you shared this! :)

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