My husband was all for cloth diapering, mostly because he’s just as much of a cheapskate as I am. Keep in mind that he had NEVER changed a diaper. EVER. I think that helped. 🙂 Of course, he was even more in favor of potty-training from Day One, but that’s another story.
We started out with a few bumGenius AIO and one One-Size, plus an odd assortment of used fitteds (Snap-to-Fit along with some others) and covers (Bummis) that we found locally. I quickly gravitated to the all-in-ones, loving the ease of changing, while he preferred (still does!) the fitteds with a cover. I think he liked the plain white, and of course I loved the cute colors. 🙂
Recently my daughter had a bout with diarrhea, and it was my husband’s (self)-assigned task to rinse out the poopy diapers. Yuck. I was so incredibly grateful, as a pregnant stomach just cannot tolerate some things. Though he complained, he very sweetly took every last diaper out in the woods (yes, seriously) and hosed them all down. Did I mention he was a country boy? No fancy indoor sprayers for us, thank you very much. But however he did it, those diapers got clean, and I’m so thankful. (And I wish I had a picture of him with the hose, just to prove it to you).
All that said, yes, I do the bulk of the cloth diapering around here, but it wouldn’t have been nearly such an awesome journey without the support — and selfless help! — of my sweet husband. Go daddy diapering!
Audrey is married to a Marine who actually helps with cloth diapers, mothers a 17-month-old baby girl who wears them, and can’t wait to meet the newest addition in November who will help her try out some new brands. 🙂 She also blogs at www.trugars.com, creating a platform for older women to share their wisdom with those of us who just aren’t there yet.