I just wanted to follow up with my attempts at ridding Milo’s diapers of the stench of ammonia. So, in “I am a stripper” I explained that I boiled them, then soaked them in an ammonia bouncer, and that worked…for a few days. After 3 or 4 days the ammonia was back. So I did some more reading and decided to try bleach. I just added a little bit of bleach to the hot rinse that I do before the hot, heavy wash, then I just added the detergent, as usual, to the heavy wash, and rinsed again. I have been doing that with every load and Milo’s diapers smell like NOTHING! They just smell so clean. They don’t even smell like bleach. I am so relieved! I thought I would be stuck with that smell FOREVER! So there you have it, folks…If you’re having ammonia problems, try bleach before you decide to spend a whole 2 days boiling and soaking your child’s diapers.
It’s summer, which means no school! Which also means more boredom. I have been itching to start a new crochet project, but I can’t stop thinking about making a cloth diaper. I just want to try it…see how it turns out, and if it functions as well as the ones I purchased, then I will start making them. I have been researching patterns and fabrics all day and I found, what I call, The Motherload of all DIY Cloth Diapering. I found it on the Cloth Diapering Sewing group on Baby Center (my #1 source for “baby-daddy” drama and the reason I freak out if my child has the sniffles). I am really excited to get to JoAnn’s to see what cute fabrics I can find. I haven’t been to a craft store since last year..just haven’t been inspired to do anything with my sewing machine. I still want to delve into a crochet project. I might make a really nice throw for my bedroom…hmmm…I guess I’ll have to wait and see what comes to mind when I stand in the yarn isle and stare at the skeins for at least 30 minutes.
Welp, I finished The Happiness Project. Gretchen Rubin provided many great ways for people to improve small areas of their lives and make small changes in order to be happier. I love reading these types of books, not for me, but I like to see how other people search for and find happiness. A couple of my favorites are Eat, Pray, Love and The Geography of Bliss. On to the next book…I’ve decided to read up on some history and open up Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine.
In other news, tomorrow will be my first day of cloth diapering! I am really excited and am preparing today by pre-washing all of my diapers, covers, and inserts. I know it’s going to be a little more work than disposable diapers, but it’s better for the environment and the covers are adorable, AND it saves tons of money. That’s always a plus, right? Anyway, I will see how it goes. Of course, I will still use disposables for traveling and when we go out, but I really want to use cloth diapers while we are at home. Alright, Milo is awake, so I have to go do some mommy stuff. Have a good day!