I’m someone that looks forward to events coming up. I’m excited for Christmas by July, but will respectfully wait to play Christmas music until after November 11th. By January, I’m looking forward to the summer and preparations for Anvil.
As I’ve mentioned before Everly will be coming to Anvil this year. Right now we’re only going to one camp, though I am debating going to another with her. We are also going to Kelowna for a week with my family, we rent a Girl Guide camp ground up there, which really isn’t the true version of camping, it will be great for with a munchkin. However neither of these places have laundry. That will be interesting, I’ve been told by many to just pack lots and lots of clothing for her… by then she may just be living in a diaper any ways if its nice and sunny.
Diapers bring up a whole other issue. I cloth diaper 100% of the time, but laundry is required every 2 to 3 days depending on how many we have gone through. The few days we used disposables on Everly when she was first born she ended up with a wicked diaper rash. Never again, this is my biggest fear to have happen again. Our next kid, if we are blessed with another some day in the future, will be in cloth the moment they arrive.
So what are my options.Well, I could face hand washing all of my cloth diapers. This however frightens me as I’ve read up on the process and taking a plunger and huge bins to Anvil just does not seem practical. I’m sure I could do it, but I also do not know if I will have the time needed to make sure they are cleaned well enough. I’d also have to do this twice during the week, maybe even a third. It seems the cloth diapers I own will be staying at home.
A long time ago I joined a cloth diaper group on Facebook, so I put the question out to the other Mom’s on there to find out what they have done. A few other options were given to me. Two brands of disposable diapers were recommended to me, Seventh Generation and Broody Chick. Seventh Generation has recently had a bit of back lash because its become public knowledge that they colour their diapers brown to make them appear to be more of a green friendly diaper. Broody Chick I had never heard of, but they are actually from a local company! I contacted both of these companies and explained why I am interested in their diapers and asked if it was possible to get a sample before I decide to put my daughter in their diapers for the events happening this summer as I did not want to spend money on a whole package when I may not be able to use the whole thing if they do not agree with my daughter’s sensitive skin. Both company said they would mail me samples, awesome! I love free samples. I am a firm believer in that its always worth while to ask, as the worst that will happen is they will say no.