One thing that I thought we had down with the Kid and would never change is cloth diapering. It worked so well. It was cheaper. More environmentally friendly. Why would we do anything else?
One word: daycare.
The Kid's early daycare welcomed cloth diapers; Little Miss's does not. "No worries", we said to ourselves as we enrolled her, "We'll just do cloth at home and 'sposies at school."
Turns out that's kinda hard. Because part of doing cloth is that you're washing them all the time, which keeps them from smelling and building up yuck. But when you don't have enough to wash them every night or every other night...well, it's just harder to make it work.
It's funny, Sweet Husband and I have both independently been resigned to our 'sposie use for a few months now, but we only acknowledged it to each other for the first time about a week ago. We were both staring at the (customary) pile of 'sposies on Little Miss's changing table that were waiting to be carried downstairs, when he looked at me and said, "Maybe we need to just own up that we're using disposables and get a diaper pail?"
"What, and admit defeat?" I quipped back with a wry eyebrow, as if the pile of smelly, plastic in front of us wasn't announcement enough.
I have some hope that we'll get back on track once Little Miss graduates to the Kid's school. But, in the meantime, make me feel better. What are some things that worked really well for you with your first kiddo that were absolute failures with your second or subsequent?