Name: Robyn Lucas
Children: Five Children, Ethan 13, Madelynn 10, Chesney 7, Tommy 4, Emelia 19 mos.
Where do you live? We live in Southern Oregon
Is your hubby on board with using cloth diapers? Definitely! He was my biggest supporter from day one! He changes diapers like a pro, except prefolds, he’s a little clueless there! If it’s a poopy diaper he just puts it in the bathroom sink, he claims ignorance on that front even though I have shown him a million times what to do with a poopy diaper!
When did you start cloth diapering? I cloth diapered my oldest son 12 years ago with Gerber prefolds, pins and plastic pants because of a bad diaper rash. I was a young mama and wasn’t up to the “challenge” and switched back to disposables after a month! I decided to make the switch to cloth diapers when I was pregnant with my youngest and my second youngest was still in diapers. Our starter stash was delivered in the mail the day I got home from the hospital with the new baby. I started using the One Size diapers I had ordered on my toddler and transitioned to cloth on my newborn as soon as the diapers fit her at about 6 weeks.
What was your main reason for switching to cloth diapers? At first it was for budget reasons, we have five children. Then I found out about the chemicals in disposables and never looked back! Yuck!
What is your favorite brand and style of diapers? Do I have to choose? I am thoroughly addicted to cloth diapers! I love them all! I like prefolds for the simplicity. I love pockets because they are so daddy friendly! I really love to use fitteds under wool for nighttime. I haven’t tried all the diaper I would like to, and probably never will because I love them all. I like Fuzzibunz and LOVE trying out WAHM diapers!
How many diapers are in your stash? Oh my, over 60!
Share a blooper or “newbie” story from your cloth diapering experiences. I had numerous issues with washing when we first began. I didn’t realize what a fine balance there is on the amount of detergent to use. I ended up stripping my diapers for four days, all day long, just getting the bubbles out of the rinse water. But I think the best stories are mostly daddy stories. How he once put a fitted diaper on the baby without a cover because he didn’t know it wasn’t waterproof, and the time he only put a cover on her because he thought it was a diaper!
Do you have a tip to share with others? Take it slow! Don’t buy your whole stash at once or of just one type of diaper. I love different diaper styles for different situations!
When you started using cloth diapers, you wish you had known ? About Rockin Green! I think it is a Cloth Diaper Mama’s Must Have!
What is the greatest issue or problem you’ve had with cloth diapers, and how did you resolve it? Build-up of detergent residue. I stripped, and stripped, and stripped, and stripped some more!
Regarding cloth diapers, you would like to know ? How many diapers is enough? I don’t think there is a magic number, I want one of each!
What are your other hobbies, interests, and obsessions? I love to sew (cloth diapers of course), craft, read, cook, blog, and just be a mommy!
Do you have favorite blogs and websites? My favorite blog is my own, What Mama Wants, but I also love Thrifty Nifty Mommy, The Small Town Mom, Cloth Diaper Addiction, The Cloth Diaper Whisperer and so many more, I love blogs!
How would you describe your personality? Funny thing, I am pretty shy! But I have a mama’s heart and love to help people.
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