Karissa Soetens is mom to two and has a hubby that is a huge fan of FuzziBunz. Let’s get to know this cloth diapering mom a bit more:
Q. How have cloth diapers changed your life?
A. Cloth diapers have changed my life in so many ways! They have saved me money and saved my poor baby’s bum. She could not tolerate disposables because she has such sensitive skin. My hubby said the only way we were cloth diapering was if we used FuzziBunz (thanks to my friend showing us a few of hers to try out with our daughter). Ninety-nine percent of our stash are FuzziBunz One-Size and they fit our daughter great from the time we started at about 8 weeks and still going strong! You have converted my hubby so much that when my friends have their babies over with disposables he asks them to take them home with them when they leave because he hates the stink! Cloth diapers have opened us up to a greener way of living, we are gradually changing other parts of our life too.
Q. What is your funniest diapering changing, poop or pee story?
A. My funniest diaper changing story is the day my daughter decided to pee while I was changing her. I was used to boys peeing while changing diapers but this day was the first time my daughter peed. I had undone her diaper and wiped her down, strapped her into the change table and was just tossing the dirty diaper in our FuzziBunz hanging diaper pail. I looked back and she’s smiling. I put a fresh diaper on her, pull her sleeper down and notice it’s wet. I feel the change pad and it’s wet. I get a receiving blanket and put it down under her and get rid of the sleeper only to find that even her hair is wet! Nice. I strap her back in and turn on the water in the tub to give her a wash. I come back and she’s exploded poop all over the change table. I think that was one of my “wow really something this small can make that big of a mess” moments. I laugh about it now but i swear i wanted to cry that day! Thank god I cloth diaper because that day it all went in the wash together!
Q. What do you find most rewarding about motherhood?
A. The thing I find the most rewarding about motherhood is that we as mothers have such a great opportunity to shape the next generation. When I have a poor service experience at a store, or with a company, I now take a moment and think I’ll raise my children to do better than that. I enjoy the nice little moments where they bring you a flower or give you a big hug or smile too!
Q. What was the last movie you watched / or last book you read? Tell us about it.
A. The last movie I watched was Transformers 3, we went to see it with my preschooler and baby and hubby of course at the drive-in! Best way hands down to see a movie with children! We all snuggled up front enjoying the movie in the comfort of our own vehicle with some yummy snacks!
Q. If you had 24 hours of freedom to do anything you wanted (and money wasn’t an object), what would you do?
A. If money was no object and I had 24 hours of freedom, I would love love love to spend a day out on the water on a yacht with my entire family, extended and immediate. I have family all over Canada and the US and we don’t often get together. So, a day with all of us in one place where we don’t have to cook and we can just enjoy each others company and catch up would be amazing!
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