Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Choosing Cloth Diapers

Ever since I found out I was pregnant I have entertained the idea of using cloth diapers with our baby.  My husband was not on board at first.  He, along with a lot of my family and friends, thought this idea was just me going "overboard with environmentalism" or trying to be "too tree-hugger" and that it was really going to be a lot of trouble and not realistic.

Well, my determination to use cloth diapers has only gained momentum during my pregnancy.  I spoke with people who actually use cloth diapers, (thanks, Conni), and I read blogs that describe others' experiences using cloth diapers--and all accounts are positive.  Cloth diapers have certainly changed since our parents' day--they're really cute now!  And environmentally friendly, and money-saving, and easier on a baby's sensitive skin...
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This last detail is what has sold my husband on giving cloth diapers a try.  The newborn Pampers diapers we have been using on Jones since his birth make his skin red and sometimes stick to his little bottom.

Growing Greens cloth diaper
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So, our journey will begin soon--we just ordered 6 Bum Genius diapers and received some Growing Greens Organic cloth diapers from our registry at KD's Treehouse, as well as a couple Funky Butts diapers.  James is going to make our own version of the "Potty Pail," and then we'll be ready to go.

Here's a great post on cloth diapers from the blog Jen Loves Kev.  This post really helped me figure out what products to use and how the routine goes with cloth diapers--the rinsing, cleaning, etc.

I'll keep you updated on how the cloth diaper experience unfolds for us!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I had already decided i was going to use cloth diapers for my 2nd child. Whenever that happens!! Thanks!