A friend of mine let me know she had some cloth dipaers I can start with and this is the stash she had, plus the Infant Carrier. When I had my twins the infant carrier was such a life saver for us that I know I HAD to get another for this pregnancy.
I want to start using cloth diapers because this will be our last pregnancy and I want to at least try it out before completely dismissing the idea of cloth diapering. I will admit that I was one of those parents that dismissed the idea just by hearing the words cloth diaper without trying it. When I first heard about it, I thought:
” This will be a lot of work…”
” Who wants to mess with poop?”
“I have to do even MORE laundry with cloth diapers?”
I felt like you have to really convince me as to why I should be considering cloth diapering vs disposable diapers. I started considering it because like I said this pregnancy will be our last and I didn’t want to dismiss the idea without trying it first, I want to form an opinion on my own, through experience and not based on other opinions, my ideas or what I think.
Here I did a video on my youtube channel on why I should cloth diaper:
Do I really want to start cloth diapering?
Now cloth diapering vs disposable diapers,
Information I done research on that help me consider cloth diapering based on my experience with disposable diapers:
* Very convenient (Especially with twins!)
* You can purchase disposables in large quantities, wholesale.
* Disposables are convenient while traveling
* Disposable diapers don’t leak as much, especially over night.
– Today disposables are made with LeakGuard protection that keeps the fluids locked into the diaper and not on the clothes or the bedding.
* Disposable diapers are made in different sizes that will fit your baby perfectly as they grow and mature.
After doing research on cloth diapers, here is what I found:
* Cloth diapers has cute designs they have come along way from “back in the day”
* Cloth diapers where boiled because of bacteria and used with safety pins back in the 1800s, Now you can use special detergents that kill the bacteria and clean at the same time.
* You can save money with cloth diapering in the long run with a little bit of an upfront investment of your choosing
* Their won’t be any late night runs to the store for diapers because once a cloth diaper is used, you can simply put into the wash and reuse
* A lot of moms say using cloth diapers will help facilitate quicker potty training ( I would differently be trying out this theory!)
I’ve had good and bad experiences with disposables diapers. I’ve experience leaking, poop explosions, rashes, and difficulty with potty training with my son, my daughter was very easy, but my son, it took time. With twins I had to pay for quite a few diapers, so getting a different view on cloth diapering by saving money, potty training, less rashes, no late night leakage is the reason I’ve considered it.
What has been your experience with cloth diapering?