A Cloth Diaper Update

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Since switching our little one, Oliver, to cloth diapers we really struggled with the idea of having both boys in cloth. Aiden’s poops are a bit inconsistent, which may be TMI for all of you non-parents out there, but the idea of rinsing them in the toilet terrified me.

But, if I really want to live by my words of going green”er” I decided I really needed to put my money where my mouth is. So we switched. It also helped that Aiden started pulling his disposable diapers off in random places in the house- once and awhile he would even pee on the floor 😉 Cloth diapers with snaps were a simple solution. It’s also been thought to help little ones start to potty train quicker if you are using cloth diapers. I’ll let you know how that goes in another post.

My neighbor is super amazing and gave me her daughter cloth diaper stash (which she made herself). The white ones above are the homemade ones (they even have a pocket so I can use the inserts I already own).

So… Whites are for Aiden, colored are for Oliver. My next quest is to switch to cloth wipes. I have one set made, but I think I need to make a few more sets so we can go “all-in”.

Call me crazy, but the idea of spending 2K on each kids diapers, and even worse putting all those diapers in a landfill is AWEFUL.

Anyway- we are loving it and loving saving $100 a month on wipes and diapers.

the diaper dilemma.

We have been using Huggies since Aiden was born and we really loved them. They worked great for his bum, were easy, and we super soft.

With Oliver we just didn’t want to spend the money on the high-end diapers. We tried Walmart, Target, and even Sam’s Club brands. They felt like plastic to touch, can you imagine how they would feel on a newborn’s sensitive little bottom? I needed a better solution.

That’s when I stumbled on the cloth diaper revolution.

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Diapers these days don’t need safety pins to keep them together, diagrams to teach you hold to fold them, and even *gasp* swirling of the diapers in the toilet to clean them. They are much, much easier than that.

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and they are cute! Cloth diapers can save a family 2K per kid. Cloth diapers are one size (fancy snaps to make smaller and can be undone as the little one grows bigger) so once you buy your cloth diaper wardrobe you are done.

The photo below brings up the other very obvious issue with disposable diapers.

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I think I’m just going to leave it at that. We made the switch and are saving money, saving the planet, and putting super soft, super comfy diapers on our little one 🙂

If you or someone you knows wants to make the switch, message me, or feel free to use any of these resources, or just type in cloth diapering on google or youtube.

http://www.cottonbabies.com/clothdiapers.php

http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com

http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/basics.htm

http://www.diaperlab.com/learn/basics.php

http://simplemom.net/cloth-diapering/