I think daycare has thrown away one of our cloth diapers. And not just any cloth diaper.
Our cow print diaper.
When I first interviewed her daycare, one of the first questions I asked was whether or not they were willing to use cloth diapers. Their answer was yes, but it needed to be a "one piece" diaper, because they would continue to follow their normal diaper changing procedure.
I normally use prefolds and covers, so this gave me an excuse, er, reason to shop for pocket diapers. In the process of accruing pocket diapers for daycare, I stumbled across a sale on Swaddlebees pockets with organic velour lining, and I bought four. One of which ... was a cow print.
OMG, what a cute diaper. I was a little annoyed that thread started coming out around the elastic at the back after only the first wear. But it was a "second" quality diaper, you know.
That was the diaper that I chose for her to wear on her first morning of daycare.
One evening about two weeks ago, I noticed there were not as many diapers in the wet bag as usual when I cleaned it out. I thought it was strange, but I had told her caregiver to feel free to put disposables/diaper cream on her because she had been having the poo/rash issues. Her sheet was marked that she'd had two bowel movement diapers that day, but none of the diapers in the wet bag had poo, so I assumed those diaper changes were disposables.
As part of the Great Diaper Laundering of 2010 with the new THiRSTiES detergent, I noticed that I couldn't find the cow print diaper. As of last night, every one of our diapers was clean, and no cow print diaper to be found.
So this evening I mentioned to the caregiver at daycare that it was missing, and she said she hoped that it hadn't gotten thrown away. I got the impression, tho, that's what she thought might have happened.
In reality, if we were going to lose a diaper that way, that's one of the cheapest diapers in our stash, it was a second, it had the unraveling thread issue ...
But still. It was the cow print diaper.