After realizing that I went the whole day wearing my underwear inside-out (despite the 64 trips to the bathroom), I had a sequence of thoughts that led me to consider in great detail our potential diaper dilemma. (how ironic that “dilemma” is a word I can never remember how to spell?)
So here’s the issue, we live in the boonies… FAR from civilization. We love living in the country, but there are a few inconveniences that are associated with it. Grocery shopping and pizza delivery to name a few. But now that I have new little sweet baby poop-machines on the brain, I’ve been thinking a lot about our lack’o’garbage service. We’ve certainly learned the art of what is burnable and what isn’t, and have adjusted our lives accordingly. But diapers… they are not burnable. That’s right, poop doesn’t burn. Not that I’ve tried.
Though I have a distinct memory of my brothers trying to light their farts afire… unsuccessfully.
So we’ve begun considering the idea/possibility/prospect of disposable diapers. But after doing some research, we’re very conflicted about the pros/cons. Being in the family-way-X2, it is estimated that our precious little dainty ladies will be soiling between 800-1200 diapers in the first
month 60 days *note correction, and breathe deeply (according to the book Twinspiration!) which I imagine will be overwhelming whether we use disposable OR cloth diapers.
Do ANY of you have any suggestions? Have you used cloth diapers? Does it actually save money, or does the extra cost of running the washer/dryer break you even? Will it make me want to start myself on fire?
If we use disposable diapers, how could we dispose of them with NO GARBAGE SERVICE?? Certainly other parents live in the country, and somehow got by. Certainly other parents have had good experiences using one or the other method. Certainly you feel compelled to share your successes/mishaps. I just need to know. Let’s talk.