Are cloth diapers for you?

4/04/2014


I have had quite a few people ask me about cloth diapers, and this is so exciting to me! I love cloth diapering, but when we started just a few months ago I was so completely overwhelmed and I am so thankful for the few friends who walked me through it.
There are a lot of opinions out there about how you should do things when cloth diapering, and I am not saying that any of them are wrong or right. I am not an expert of cloth diapering, I just know what works for us.

There are so many benefits to cloth diapering. First is the financial savings; we noticed a difference right away! It is estimated that you will spend $2,500 on disposable diapers. Depending on what system you use for cloth, you may be spending as little as a few hundred. Another financial perk, cloth can be used for multiple children and later resold. Hello even more savings!
Cloth diapers have come such a long way, and they are not anymore work than disposables. Except for the laundry, which I honestly don't even notice. The main reason we switched and the main reason I find cloth superior to disposable is simple. Blow outs. I dont know about you but I find poo gross, even when it comes out of the cutest little bit I ever did see. But every single day without fail we had a blow out, the final straw was in the post office parking lot. It was in her socks, on my husband and on me. That night I went home and started looking into cloth. I figured if I was going to be cleaning up poop I might as well save money while cleaning it. Turns out we dont have blow outs in cloth. WIN!
There is also the factor of chemicals, the natural resources disposables absorb, and landfills. By using cloth you are doing your child a solid by not exposing them to chemicals that are linked to all sorts of nasty things. I wont get into what exactly - to controversial. But if you are anything like me, and becoming a mom has made you more were health conscious, bleght. A single disposable roughly takes 500 years to decompose, releases methane into the air which is dangerous to breathe, use 20 times more raw materials to be made, and those are just a few reasons they are toxic to our environment.


I hope this intro to cloth has you excited for what is going to come the following weeks. Join me next Monday for part two of my series on cloth - the different types of diapers.

2 comments

  1. Love it! I'm excited for the rest of them! Haha!

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