Mom to Mom: I've gone cloth diaper print crazyI have recently become obsessed with prints on cloth diapers. It’s weird that I say recently, since I’m coming up on six years using them now, but it’s true. I didn’t like prints when my daughter was in diapers, I don’t really know why, other than the fact that they were more difficult to match with her clothes. In fact, her whole life in diapers, she had but one print—a cow print that I didn’t choose, but won. I liked it because, well, it was adorable, but I didn’t really want anymore. Nope. I’ll also have to admit the OCD part of me was sort of bothered with how it didn’t seem to fit with my stash. How weird am I?
When my son was born, I ended up with a couple of prints. Maybe it’s because you don’t have to match diapers to boy outfits as much as to girl outfits because the jeans hide the cute diaper. When we decided we liked prefolds and fitteds better than pockets, we bought a couple of printed covers. I kind of liked them. Now I have five or six printed diapers in my enormous stash, and when the time comes to make more purchases, I plan on getting more.
My diaper buying days are sort of over at this point...it’s all just maintenance as some of my first diapers give out after a life well lived and I need to replace them. In the meantime I drool over all the prints without necessarily buying. When my little one comes sometime in the fall, I hope to make a biggish sort of purchase to refresh my stash but until he or she comes and we know the gender, that will have to wait. I’ve been drooling over very girly prints and I just can’t justify buying them until I know whether or not they’ll be appropriate.
For now, I just have to share some of my favorite prints.
So, yes, I’m finally jumping on the printed cloth diaper band wagon and allowing my solid colored stash to be invaded by a bit more variety, mostly because I just can’t help but fall in love with some of the adorable pictures that many cloth diapers display. My knowledge of the prints available for different brands is fairly limited because I never paid attention to them when I was building my stash, but the few prints I’m familiar with are just so cute!
So, what does your diaper stash look like? Are you in the solids club, the prints club, or do you have a mixture of both? Which brand of diaper has your all time favorite print?