Saturday, February 11, 2012

Washable or Disposable?

In the last few days, little T's parents have tried a mix of washable and disposable diapers (they call them nappies, here). She is still very small and the washable are more difficult to adjust.
What I'm taking away from this:
- They both hold. We were worried that the washable would have a tendency to leak, but we were wrong.
- The laundry can become quite a bit of work with washable diapers, but it's manageable - we're 3 adults for 1 baby :-)
- The poor little thing is sweating like crazy in the washable diapers! They're made of this thick, fluffy fabric. They are very warm. I don't know if I would use them in the hottest of summer days.

Of course, the washables are better for the environment, and a little cheaper in the long run.

I think I'd be willing to try the washable once we get our Cinnamon Baby. We can still use disposable from time to time, when we're out and about or when it's really hot out.


  1. Hi,
    Just found your blog tonight as I was trying to find the adoption requirments for Sri Lanka. I am a single female in BC and two days away from submitting my dossier for my country. The process is long and hard and I have a blog for much the same reason you do. At the moment, I am a bit concerned about posting my country until I receive clearance from my agency in Ontario. I arrived home tonight to find the latest magazine from the Adoption Families of BC. In it it said Sri Lanka was open for infants and toddlers. I had a moment of sheer panic as I thought, "Oh, maybe I could get a younger child if I change countries again." Thank you for posting the country's requirements. I am not married so I can go ahead and submit my dossier and sleep tonight. As a teacher, I too am a control freak. I think we have the same Ontario agency and I too have asked the same question several times and been treated with the utmost patience and respect. I have nothing but praise for this agency.
    I have enjoyed your blog and encourage you to check mine out. I am going to put a link to yours from mine and found it interesting about the EI differences. You'll see a petition on mine.

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    Thanks for your comment! It's good to know that you are satisfied with our agency... I don't know many people who have worked with them, so good comments are reassuring!
    I'm glad my blog was useful to you. That's exactly what I had in mind when I started it. It's so difficult to find info on Sri Lankan adoptions on the web!
    If it can make you feel better about your decision, the Sri Lankan program is now on hold. I wish I knew for how long! Our dossier is all ready and good to go, and it's sitting at home until further notice...
    I will have a look at your blog, too!
    Best of luck with this beautiful and terrible adventure!