Cloth Diaper Carnival V- Husbands and Cloth Diapers

This post is part of the Cloth Diapering Bloggers and Dirty Diaper Laundry monthly Cloth Diaper Carnival.  We skipped last month but things are back on track.  This month’s carnival is themed around Husbands and cloth diapering.  Participants really had an open ended theme, so the entries could be humorous stories, tragedies, or tales of fully supportive men!  I can’t wait to read them all.  To visit the other entries, visit the others linked beneath my post.

I have already written before about my husband and how he tossed a Sustainable Babyish wool soaker in the diaper pail, which was then washed in HOT and dried in the dryer!!!  It survived, but was slightly felted.  You can read about that here.

I haven’t shared with you a story from the early days.  This was before I started this blog, and when our son was just a few months old.  Back then I was nursing virtually around the clock.  Every weekend I would “sleep in.”  My husband would wake up with our son, change his diaper, and entertain him for 1-2 hours before he would be ready to come back to bed with me to nurse and nap.

The morning in question I gave my husband verbal instructions.  We were using prefolds and covers during the day, but disposables at night.

I said to my husband, while groggy, “Use the red cover!” since it was still clean.  I had it laid out to dry from the night before.

Hours later, after the baby had come to bed with me, nursed, napped, and had woken up, I went to change his diaper.  I found a baby wearing a disposable diaper and a red, XS Thirsties cover.

Confused I went to my husband and asked “Why!?!?”

“You told me to put the red cover on him”

“Yes, it was meant to go over a CLEAN diaper.”

“All you said was, Use the red cover’ how was I supposed to know?  Plus, I was still half asleep!”

So, my son was in a disposable diaper all night, and a couple of hours the next morning.  Except of course, he had a red Thirsties cover over it.


Please read the other bloggers’ entries for the Cloth Diaper Carnival.

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  • Oh Kim that is too funny. I can totally see my husband doing that too. 🙂
    .-= Upstatemomof3´s last blog ..What Hubby Did For Cloth Diapering =-.

  • Hahaha. Yup, that’s how my hubby follow directions too. 😉

  • I love this carnival! Your husband sounds like mine, Kim 🙂 He has done things like this before too. He really gets annoyed with the Goodmama Switched dipes cause he can never find the matching soaker and can’t stand mismatching them LOL

  • You may have one better than me, I am not sure my husband would have gotten the red one. We may have ended up with black, brown or orange. 🙂
    .-= sheri´s last blog ..New Years Resolutions. =-.

  • monique curry

    My husband has put on diapers with no covers or only cover also a pocket with no insert..
    When I go out with out my son I have aio for him but he sometimes he get other ones….
    A couple of times he has put on a disp. on him that is like 2-3 time the size of him the diapers are for my middle son for night….

  • That’s wonderful that he would let you sleep in the mornings, what guy!
    .-= Rachel McFadden´s last blog ..Daddy Getting Dirty with Cloth Diapers =-.

  • Cute story! Thanks for hosting a wonderful carnival.
    Yup… husbands!

  • Shucks! I would have loved to participate in this carnival, but missed it… We are on vacation right now.

    This is such a funny story about your husband! My husband wrote a post about his impression of cloth diapering a while back, and he is fully supportive, but we have had a few mishaps, mostly around him not remembering our diaper laundry routine.

    My parents, on the other hand, have put a cover on over an all-in-one, have put on a fitted with no cover, and put a pre-fold inside an all-in-one. I try to make it simple by leaving just AIOs out and ready to go for them but they always get confused by what they find already on the baby 🙂
    .-= Rose´s last blog ..Holiday Traditions =-.

  • Lyndsay

    This is SO what my husband would have done!