Yes. Cloth diapers are fun! That’s the secret reason I love them so much. Save money? Yup. Good for the environment? Most def. But for the past four years, there’s been a moment of almost every day where choosing a cloth diaper has brought a touch of fun to the sometimes monotonous reality of stay-at-home parenting. Talking about cloth diapers has helped me meet new friends, which is potentially the most fun of all!
10 Fun Things to do With Cloth Diapers
1- Wear them with friends.
As the old joke goes: “How do you know if a mom cloth diapers? – Don’t worry, she’ll tell you!” And that is how you make friends with other moms who cloth diaper! Well, actually I’ve met most of my cloth diapering friends online, but we wind up being real-life friends, too! The best part of having other friends who cloth diaper is having TWO (or more) fluffy bums together at one time.
2- Celebrate the holidays.
Festive diapers are so much fun! Our family’s favourite holiday is Christmas, but I also have Easter and Halloween-themed diapers. Of course, it’s too cold during those holidays (at least in Canada) to really show off the seasonal prints, but you can always do indoor photo shoots.
3- Smash a cake.
I have seen some AMAZING cake-smashing photo shoots featuring cloth diapers. I am not a “professional photo shoot” kind of mom, but I still think they are adorable. When Cub turned one, my girlfriend made a cake for him and his three best buddies, and they all dug in while wearing just their cloth diapers.
4- Put them on a newborn.
Cub was four days old when I first put cloth on him, but Little Miss got to wear fluff right out of the womb. I was so excited about getting her bum into her first fluff that I was moving around and out of bed pretty soon after we cut the cord. (We delayed cord clamping for maybe twenty minutes or so.) Not only was it adorable, but it also allowed me to create a nice database of newborn cloth diaper reviews!
5- Customize them.
This is our Brinkee Bums AIO diaper. When Brinkee Bums ask me if I wanted MY LOGO embroidered on our review diaper, my answer was a definite yes. There are some extremely talented mamas out there who can customize diapers in almost any way imaginable. From embroidery to hand-dying to appliqués, ruffles and even removable tails, your only limit is your imagination (and maybe your budget, too).
6- Coordinate them with accessories.
When I was choosing a headband for my Halo review, I immediately gravitated to the one that I knew would match a diaper in our stash. Even my Mom, when sewing Little Miss her birthday dress, made sure I had a diaper that would match for underneath. Even if the outfit covers the diaper, it’s just fun to match them up!
7- Use them in a milestones portrait.
You know what would’ve been smart? To use the same diaper for every milestone picture. Well, I didn’t even remember to do milestone pictures for my firstborn, so maybe I’ll remember to use the same diaper if there’s a surprise third addition.
8- Hang them in the sun.
I have never had a clothesline of my own, but I’ve jumped on the occasion to use one whenever possible. Not only is the sun an excellent stain fighter, but all my diapers hung in a row is one of the prettiest sights I’ve ever seen!
9- Use them on siblings.
I was secretly glad that Cub wasn’t potty trained when his sister arrived! (But once I got this picture, I was ready for him to be out of diapers … which didn’t happen for almost another year!) If you have multiple kids in diapers, the financial savings is even more obvious. And putting all your progeny in matching fluff? Priceless.
10. Make a rainbow.
Because the world needs more rainbows.
How do your cloth diapers bring fun to your life?