Back-to-Work Series: Cloth Diapering. At Day Care.
My day care has OK’d cloth diapering for N! Hooray! I was so excited until I realized what a royal pain in the ass this is probably going to be. But, I’m going to give it a try.
First, to meet health department requirements, I’m bringing in a covered diaper pail that is specifically for N’s diapers. For good measure, I’m sticking a diaper pail deodorizer to the underside of the lid. Oh, and I got 2 drawstring, waterproof, reusable diaper pail liners for the pail so I can easily take the diapers home at the end of every day.
I’m going to assemble 4-5 diapers (diaper covers with cloth inserts already loaded inside) for the caregivers every day. I’m debating about if I should bring in some disposables as backup. Actually, I don’t know what I’m debating. I’m absolutely bringing some.
You can’t use traditional diaper rash cream with cloth diapers, so I’m sending a bottle of Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion in case N’s tush needs some soothing.
Lastly, I’m using regular, disposable wipes. I use cloth baby wipes at home, but I’m going to forego them at day care because I figure it’ll be fun enough spraying out the poopie diapers every evening that I don’t need to also fish the wipes out of the closed diapers to spray them down. I can only do so much here.
Speaking of spraying out the diapers, I got a cloth diaper sprayer attachment for the toilet. It’s very helpful.
OK, now that I write it all out, it doesn’t seem like it’ll be that big of a pain. Just the “spraying out the poopie diapers every evening” part will be a pain—-as if I’ll need one more thing to do every night. But, like I said, I’m going to give it a try, and I’m grateful my day care is willing to try it with me.