My hubby had yet to fully change a cloth diaper. He’s changed a few disposables back in the day with our daughters, but never a cloth diaper. I’ll give him credit for trying... once or twice he’s attempted to change our son when he was a newborn only to discover a prefold and diaper pins; the buck stopped there! Although I tried to convince him I have more "daddy friendly" options to choose from - he leaves the joy of changing cloth diapers to me.
Last weekend after I awoke from a very late nap I realized Ilyas needed a diaper change. He was wearing the same diaper since nap-time. As I called Ilyas to come over to me, my oldest daughter said, “Abi already changed Ilyas.” (Abi is the Arabic equivalent for “my daddy”)
Completely puzzled, I replied, “What? When?”
Surely my hubby didn’t change his diaper. Furthermore, he didn’t possibly use a snap closure diaper! I could have sworn the diaper my son was wearing was indeed the same diaper I put on hours earlier.
“He changed him in the backyard. Ilyas had poopy. Abi washed him with the hose. The diaper’s still in the grass.”
I needed to see this to believe it. Sure enough, laying in the grass next to the hose was the dirty diaper. Hubby managed to not only change a cloth diaper, but a poopy diaper to boot, without even being asked to do it!
Now, I personally would have asked the girls to bring some wipes rather than use the hose...but leave it to Daddy to find a more convenient, and comical alternative. Hubby did a wonderful job with fastening the new diaper! Of course, the bumGenius Organic All-in-One diapers couldn't possibly be any easier to figure out; they're always conveniently ready to go!
UPDATE: As of 11/01 my hubby has changed an additional poopy diaper - and he even managed to take his skills one step further and attempted to rinse the diaper with our diaper sprayer. Of course he left the diaper behind in the sink - but bless him for trying!