One of my daycare requirements was that it allow for cloth diapers and thankfully I found a wonderful place. In fact, they are so pro-cloth that four out of the other six children in his class also use cloth diapers.
I quickly learned that everything that goes into his classroom MUST be labeled – including his diapers. I wasn’t looking forward to disfiguring his cute (yes, I find them adorable) little cloth diapers with a permanent marker.
What to do . . .What to do?
I know! I’ll contact Kelly’s Closet!
I wrote to Kelly’s Closet and explained my dilemma. I also told them how my daycare stash consisted primarily of BG 3.0s and AIOs. They suggested using one color of thread and stitching it around the edge of the interior pocket flap or even on the BG tag. This way, his diapers could quickly identified.
Fantastic idea! I don’t sew very well, but I thought this would make an excellent project for my son’s grandmother (my mom – we call her MorMor). She decided to sew a black star (to represent “the man in black”, Johnny Cash, for whom my son is named after) on all the BG labels. She pre-washed the thread just to make sure the color wouldn’t bleed when I washed his diapers. It only took her a couple of minutes per diaper (I loved the idea so much, I even put her to work sewing black stars on his blankets, clothes and PlanetWise wet/dry bag).
If it’s possible, I think the diapers are even cuter now! The black star is easily visible to all his teachers and it’s so simple that even I could sew them next time.
Thanks for the idea Kelly’s Closet!
– by Stephanie N.