Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cloth Diapers

My baby wears cloth on her bum. Some people might think I'm crazy for wanting to wash my baby's diapers. After all my own mom was super happy that disposables were invented in time to catch my...ahem... waste.


This is why I think it's totally NOT crazy (and actually really awesome!) 

-I'm not throwing my money in the trash
-Speaking of trash, there's less to take out!
-I don't have to run to the store for diapers
-My baby looks super cute in them
-I always have the right size since the one size diapers work for babies 8-35 lbs
-I can use cloth wipes too and just throw them in the diaper pail saving even more $$$
-They're fun! More fun to buy and more fun to change :)
-I like going against the grain
-Even Phil likes them! Yay
-Did I mention they are cute? That should be #1


That said, I don't care if other people use disposables. I'm not using cloth diapers to save the environment, although it is nice to create less trash. Just don't think I'm judging anyone!


So far we have bought 10 newborn diapers and 26 one size pocket diapers from alvababy.com. Those and everything else we've bought including extra inserts and laundry detergent for at least a year and a half has cost us less then $300. Awesome! Eventually we will probably get a diaper sprayer, but other then that we are pretty much set for the next few years of diapering. After 3 months our diapers still look great! Hopefully they stay that way. And it's totally not gross to wash the diapers. I just throw the dirty ones in the pail, and then dump them in the laundry every other day. It takes about 10 minutes to stuff the inserts in and then we're good to go!

If you're not concerned about saving money, you work full time outside the home, you absolutely hate doing laundry, and/ or have 6 kids already, then I probably wouldn't recommend that you use cloth diapers. But for everyone else who is interested, you might just love them as much as I do! :)


2 comments:

  1. I do too! Many reasons why I love them, its just great:) and we recently bought a diaper sprayer, and it's great! Keep it up Montour's!!

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  2. Yaaaaaaa for Lydia and Baby Lola! Setting a trend for a lifetime of cute bumness.

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