Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cloth Diapers?!!

No way. I must be crazy. Right? Well, after some discussion with a few friends and some research of my own, I determined to give it a try. I have been pleasantly surprised! Afterall, over 3,000 dollars a year per kid goes towards diapers. Who wants to output that sort of money for at LEAST 2 years of the childs life? For my two kids, that's a total of 12,000 dollars for just two years a piece of diapers! YIKES!
I did a search on Craigslist for cloth diapers. I figured, with the cost of some of these nice looking cloth diapers I might as well see if I like it first, right? Well, I found a lady within 20 minutes of me that had some for sale. I bought 2 slightly used ones as well as 5 new ones from her. And then, today or tomorrow I am getting 4 of a different variety and brand from another lady. At any rate. I am pretty happy with the results thus far. It's really no trouble to wash the diapers, seeing as how I have so much laundry to do all the time anyways and the "all-in-ones" make it SUPER easy. It's just like putting on a regular diaper, only its cloth inside instead!

Another perk to cloth diapering is that if the times comes and I end up having another baby... I have diapers ready and waiting for it! Very cool! Anyways, time will tell for me. But at this point. I like it just fine. Who knows, you might too if you gave it a try! ;)

4 comments:

  1. Let me know if you continue to like it -- we had trouble with leaks a lot...maybe the brands you are trying will be better. :) Good luck!

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  2. I found your blog through Heathers. We did cloth diapering exclusively for several months. I still have my cloth and plan to get back to it when I'm not so tired from being pregnant. We use BumGenius 3.0 and prefolds with wool or covers. The BG's are a one sized diaper and fit from 8-35 lbs. A great place to get advice, support and used diapers is diaperswappers.com. You will be amazed at all that is out there. Oh, and as a newbie (i went through this!) if you start having leaks all you might need to do is strip your diapers. You can find info all over the internet on how to do it. :) Good luck!

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  3. Hey Jessica!
    Very cool! I am surprised by how many people have or are doing cloth diapers. So far it's going well. I am getting 4 Bum Genius 3.0 from a lady today.... I have Kushies right now. The only thing I don't like about the cloth right now is the bulk of them. I can't just put pants on him, it's more like.... overalls. haha! Anyways. interesting! I had found your blog through heathers too! I look at it from time to time. I really enjoy it! YOu have a cute little guy! I totally understand about the tired blues....

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  4. Hi,
    I found your blog through Laura. I have used cloth diapers for both of my children. I started with Bummi's and then switched to Fuzzi Buns. The Fuzzi Buns are a pocket diaper but aren't very bulky. Its possible to put pants over them. As far as leaks go, I've found that cloth needs to be changed more frequently. Maybe 3 per day-barring soiled. Oh, you may want to check into rice paper liners when your little one starts solids. You can just flush them with their poop down the toilet.

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