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After my first born, I swore I was going to do better, now that I knew better. I was going to make her baby food myself, not use so many ‘chemically engineered’ items on her, and cloth diaper instead of using the disposables.
Well, I did well with the first two. I made all her food, I used more natural products with her, but the cloth diapering, I just couldn’t do. I heard so many great things about them, and I still do, but for me, it just wasn’t something I was going to grin and bear, I mean there was work to it, and lets be honest, I was tired, and well, LAZY! Disposables were so much easier! Less cost effective, but you pay for convience. If I was able to find someone who would do the laundry for me and change her diapers, lol I probably would have found convient, easy to use cloth diapers that I would have used on her, but alas, I’m the lazy mom who really wanted the easy way out.
Cloth Diapering is great, if you can do it, and if you aren’t lazy like me. I commend those who do! How DO you do it though? The laundry, the getting rid of the ‘mess’? I always wondered how mom’s were able to do it, with a smile and telling everyone “We Cloth Diaper”. So many questions, so many unanswered questions.
As my girls are older now, I don’t have to worry about that, but I still wanted to give you all a little advice, and/or laugh, I mean you can find pleanty of places where you can find reasons you should cloth diaper, one of my favorite reads is the Lazy Mom’s Guide to Cloth Diapering cause let me tell you, that is what I was, lazy mom, I wish I found that article sooner!
My Reasons Not To Cloth Diaper My Kids….
– White Diapers match EVERYTHING!
– More garbage provides jobs and something to do for the garbage man! We don’t want them out of a job!
– I like to shop, having to go to the store for diapers so many times, gives me an excuse to find other things I want to buy.
– Laundry sucks, I’m already behind, my kid will have a bare butt if I have to do so much laundry
– Infant Skinny Jeans!!
– Leaving behind a legacy! That’s right, my kids DNA is in those landfills!
Ok, so my reasoning isn’t really advice, it’s just a means for a laugh. Check out some of these new moms who decided to switch from disposables to cloth diapering, see what they thought and how they did.
Seriously, for those who do cloth diaper, I bow to you cause I just couldn’t do it. I’d like to know how you do/did though, what’s your advice to new moms who are thinking about cloth diapering?
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When it comes to feeding our kids, we all do what we can, we make sure they have nurishment and that they are in fact fed. We’d give up almost anything not to see our babies go hungry. Sometimes, as new moms, that means not being able to breastfeed. I for one, was not able to.
When my first daughter was born, I wasn’t sure I wanted to breastfeed, but when she came, I instantly changed my mind. However, my body wouldn’t co-operate. She was eating, or what it looked like was eating, but she kept losing weight. We tried pumping, but that didn’t work, I just wasn’t producing enough milk, no matter what I tried. So, onto the formula we went!
When my second daughter was born, we tried again, but with the same issues, I just couldn’t produce enough milk for them no matter what. So another formula fed baby.
I can tell you, the first one, it was hard, I felt like a bad mom, I felt like I couldn’t provide for my daughter, but I got over that, she was being fed, and that’s all that mattered! My second one, I was disappointed but again, she was being fed and nourished and cared for, I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. Enfamil Formula was helping me do what I was doing.
It’s often hard to hear stories of new moms who are anguished over the fact that they can’t breastfeed, and then to see other moms who get bashed for not breastfeeding. Fact is, we’re all doing our best, we all need to feed our child. We do what we have to do to make sure our children are growing.
As moms, we do have a duty to research what we’re giving our child. There are so many resources online now to find information about things, and yes, that includes formula. You can do some research about Safe Infant Formula online and find what you should be looking for.
Another question with feeding our babies formula, is how much is enough, how much is too much. Find a portion guide for baby’s first year to help you out.
To all mom’s out there, know, that you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing, no matter what the choice, as long as you’re making one, you’re doing the right thing for your child, and that’s feeding them to make sure they grow!
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