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Uh Oh! My Diapers Arent Gender Friendly!

Posted by Bryana on 2/15/2010 to Frugal Cloth Diapering

Why are there so many options? I, of all people, know how hard it is to buy cloth diapers in exclusively unisex colors. I have a daughter and have been sucked into buying the cute girly colors and patterns. My husband and I do want to have more children, so what if our next baby is a little boy? Will we put girly patterns on him? Could we afford to buy a whole new boy stash?

Why dont you go with all white diapers? This is a question I have heard many times and I am sure I will hear more when we do get pregnant again. Simply put, white diapers are boring!! Cloth diapering allows us the chance to decorate our babys bottom while being economical and environmentally friendly. You are able to let the baby run around with a cute behind without having to put bloomers or pants on. I like taking advantage of that!

In these tough economical times, it is difficult for many people to build a nice sized stash of fluff for their little ones, I am by no means a stranger to this. This is the main reason I have ended up with a not so gender neutral collection.

I typically try to buy cloth diapers that are on sale. I have absolutely no problem putting my daughter in blue or green diapers. Unfortunately, what is usually on sale are the pink and purple, polka dot, flowery diapers! Well, I can certainly tell you, I am not going to pass up a good sale and a great opportunity to build my stash just because the colors are not the most ideal.

What is a parent to do?

Do you just diaper your little boy in pink polka dots or purple flowered diapers? I cringe at the idea of putting a little boy in a female gendered diapers, but these diapers are just too expensive to just push aside and not use.

There is good news if you are one of the people in the same predicament as I am, you have a few options! You can either sell your used stash and buy new diapers that either are gender neutral or are the opposite gender; you can try to find a friend who has a child of the opposite gender and trade with them; or you can buy diaper covers in those bright, bold colors to hide some not-so-gender-friendly patterns.

Depending on how crafty you are, you could even consider making your own diaper covers. If you have an all in one diaper to begin with, the material you use should not matter too much (just dont forget and use it with a cloth diapers that isnt water proof).