maybe we should have started researching all this stuff about two years before we had a baby...but the more i learn, the more i feel like there's so much more to learn! so this week, it's parabens. so we are going to switch back to the 7th generation diapers and wipes because even though i don't think they are as good as cloth, they at least don't contain dioxin and chlorine. i think my goal is just to try to potty train her as soon as possible, but right now, it definitely looks hopeless. she has no interest whatsoever in the big potty. i have to bring her little one in the bathroom and see what kind of a reaction it gets. most likely, that's where i will find her cups and books, as she has taken to stashing things in the most unlikely places. i open a cupboard to find her raisins, her sippy cups are in the bib drawer, her toothbrush is inside one of her boxed toys...its a fun phase :)
i wish cloth diapers would have worked out for her, and maybe we'll try them for the next baby, but they just gave her such a rash! i think it was something in the detergent the service used, because we tried even changing her every hour and it wouldn't clear up. and then we were using a lot of diaper ointment, which i didn't really like either. and i couldn't get another service, because i had to beg this guy to even take us - the one in deerfield said no way, and the only other one close was in bloomfield, ct, but since he had deliveries in suffield, he said okay. we'll call him if we do it again, he was so nice. but i have also, since then, heard about these other diapers that have flushable inserts...hmmmm.
it just seems like there is so much to know, and so little time to know it in!