We went to a Diapering workshop this week. That's right, a diapering workshop. (Hey, this stuff is complicated and if there is one thing that we know about Jen, it's that she LOVES information. That is what is soothing for her. So at this point we'd go to a workshop on "Your Child's Nails and You," "Coochie-Coo: The Pros and Cons of Tickling Your Child," "How to Wipe Your Kid's Ass" (front to back if it's a girl), if they had them.)
Who would have thought there'd be so much to learn during a diapering workshop? Actually we have decided that we will be using cloth diapers so we went in with lots of questions. (I know, I know. Disposables are so much more convenient, right? The difference in resources used in cloth diapers vs. disposable diapers is practically negligible, right? Well... at least water is a renewable resource. And, cloth diapers have the potential for waaaaay more stories which benefits you, the blog viewing public.) So there are pocket diapers, pre-folds and all-in-ones. Plenty to learn there. We even got to practice changing a few stuffed animals.
Another disadvantage of disposable diapers is that you can't make them yourself. You heard me right. Jen has decided that she is going to make some of our kid's diapers. I don't know about you, but I'm impressed. She's set her sights on making 11 diapers. Not nearly enough in the long run, but a great first shot. There's not going to be anything better than wrapping a tiny tushie in a homemade diaper, made of material that we have picked out ourselves, sewn by Jen's own hands, as it leaks all over everything. You'll really get to admire the crafts-personship as pee pee and poopie seep out on to your hands, shirt, and pants.