Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Newfound Hatred of Pocket Diapers

            Hey folks! It's been a very long time since I've done a cloth diaper post because, well, I haven't really had anything exciting or useful to say about them! Plus we've been potty training, so we really haven't used them that much lately.
            Anyways, I recently had my mom pick up a few pocket diapers from a friend of mine who was getting rid of her stash at a yard sale I couldn't make it to. Although I haven't had much success with the few pocket diapers I've tried in the past, I figured with another baby on the way it wouldn't hurt to have a few extras and they might be more convenient for when family is babysitting. And who knows. Maybe pockets will actually work with this kid. I've read from other bloggers who have a lot more kids than I do that certain types of cloth diapers work well with some of their children and not at all with others.
            For the heck of it, I decided to try these out at naptime one day to see if they would even fit Myka. (She's 2 1/2 and about 32 pounds, which is close to the top end of what most cloth diapers will fit.) Plus who doesn't like trying out new cloth diapers, even if they're just new to you? They fit decent, but lo and behold she pooped upon waking up...
            Normally this wouldn't be that big of a deal because, again, she's a toddler and her poops are pretty solid most of the time. She's been having more trouble than usual going lately, so my mom bought her some probiotic things to try out. I don't know if they're what did it or not, but she had a really nasty poop. The diaper was a mess. It wasn't so much that I was mad she had a messy poop, but I was not happy about how inconvenient it was to clean off that style of diaper.
            Now, I am not the type of person who can just throw a poopy diaper in the wash without rinsing it first. Just the thought of that makes me a little sick. Sorry. Just being honest. So, if I had a sprayer like I used to, it might be a different story. I still think it would be somewhat of a pain in the butt compared to what I'm used to, but it would be better as far as ease of pre-cleaning. I'm used to prefolds/flats and diaper covers. Most of the time poop doesn't even get on the cover, so I'm not wading through poop to pull out an insert like with pocket diapers. Blegh! Plus PUL covers are way easier to clean off.
            So, am I saying other people are crazy for using pocket diapers? No, they're just not for me. (The diapers, that is. Not the people. ;) ) I can see how they would be convenient, especially for caregivers who aren't used to cloth diapers/used to disposable diapers. However, I hear that babies who are breastfed have quite runny poop and I can't imagine using these types of diapers during that time, especially with no double leg gussets like this brand! That's one of the reasons I use cloth diapers: so poop doesn't get all over everything! lol
            What is your least favorite type of diaper and why? It's ok if you don't like covers. I won't bite your head off. ;) Though I would love to hear why you don't like them.


  1. Pocket diapers are my least favorite because I hate stuffing the inserts in. Unfortunately, pockets work best on my son overnight. During the day he wears mostly all-in-ones and all-in-twos. (Also, I never rinse my dirty diapers. I just wipe off as much poop as possible.)

    1. I have small hands and I still have a hard time stuffing a lot of the ones I've tried. Definitely makes it that much more annoying!