Monday, January 17, 2011

Destashing diapers

Yes it feels good to destash diapers to make room for new diapers. Ry is growing out of our beloved thirsties. I love thirsties for newborns. They dip for the cord. They never leaked unless it was my fault. But it's time to move on. I love how the Rumparooz diapers fit him as well as the wee huggers and happy heinys. Seeing as hes tiny they fit on the smallest setting. Z hasn't potty trained yet or we wouldn't need any new diapers Ry could wear Z's but it's not doable yet. Wee huggers came out with cute new prints one being whales the other owls and I need one of each. So I'm going to make inserts here myself because I can and I have the stuff and will get some of those because they are freaking adorable. Ok so focus, destashing. Sure it's great to get $ from selling your diapers to buy more but sometimes the picture is bigger than that. My diapers have already paid for themselves so sometimes I just give them away to people who need them but can't afford them. I've done it probably 4 times. Different situations. One a mom of triplets who needed more so she could wash diapers every other day not every day and with 3 kids wow! Another who had leaks at night and I was hoping what i sent worked. Another needed a cover to go with inserts she made and the most recent needed some diapers to build a stash. It feels good to help other people. We should help other people and expect nothing in return. I've been helped many times. People have let me and my kids live with them. They have given us clothes and food and diapers even. They didn't expect anything. But I'm different. I do put am expectation out there for the people i help. I tell them that they need to help someone when they can. Too many people care about only themselves. This reminds me of a time I went to the grocery store (this was before I ever had kids or was married) I was there for over an hour walking around watching people shop. I found the person. A woman with a calculator and a list she was stressed. Kept putting things back because she couldn't afford everything she needed. I got in line behind her and bought all her groceries. Total was just over $100. We both cried. I hope I changed her life. Made her see that people do care, people do want to help. I miss helping people. I'm in a position lately where I'm being helped all the time and I need a break from that. I need to help other people when I feel led to. So look at what you have even if it isn't much. Can you help someone today? Tomorrow? Please plan to help someone who really needs it this year. It will change your life and theirs.


  1. you are such a good person! when we are back on our feet financially, i have already made a list of all the things i want to do, pay for someones groceries, donate to St. Jude every month, volunteer at the Humane Society(it's far from me). i have big plans!

  2. Oh I've done my fair share of not the best things. But thanks I appreciate the compliment. It's just the example I want to set for my kids.