Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Deciding Factors

So, once I fell in love with the cuteness of cloth diapers, I knew that I had to get my husband on board.

I started by emailing him an article at work similar to this or this. The article breaks down the toxins that are often found in disposable diapers. It's hard to think about!

The next seed I planted was about the cost of diapers. If I used disposables full time I could spend up to $2400!! That's an awful lot of money that gets thrown in a dump somewhere and takes forever to decompose. This is a great article that discusses the cost of disposable vs. cloth diapers.

It's sorta neat that I am still using the first cloth diaper that I ever bought and Liza is almost 2 years old. I should take a picture of her in it and do a comparison!

Together we decided to give it a try. If we hated using cloth diapers then we would sell them (there is a very big used cloth diaper market!). I felt like since I gave up my job to become a stay at home mama then I should be able to try something that could help save us money and treat my baby's bum better.
Liza is wearing a pocket diaper....Bum Genius 4.0
Liza has never, ever had a diaper rash. I'm not sure if it's her cloth diapers or luck, but I'll take it!

Liza in a Bum Genius AIO 

 When you first start considering cloth, it seems a little overwhelming. There are so many different types of diapers and different brands. Then you have to think about your detergent and wash routine. My favorite resource for this kind of thing is Pinstripes and Polka Dots. You can find the answers to all your questions there!

There is SO much more we could talk about, but it won't happen today. My boss is fussy today since she took a really crappy nap. I must go read stories, watch Dora (hey, it's a rainy day!), and get her to eat something!

XOXO Sarah


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