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Cloth Diapers

I've been looking into cloth and I think they're pretty awesome! Whenever I mention it to anybody, I get a lot of grossed out looks and "why on earth would you do that?" questions. But I don't care what other people think and I'm going to do what's best for my family.

I found a Utah based company called Uncommon Bottom. They have a great website and they offer to come do Diaper Parties so you can get a hands-on lesson about cloth diapers. Laina from Uncommon Bottom came to my diaper party last night. She is awesome and I am fully converted to cloth diapers. The price was the big factor for me. It costs about $400 to get the 18 diapers that you'll need for you baby and that will last you from birth to potty training. And you'll be able to use them for your next baby, maybe even a third. On the other hand, you'll spend about $17oo on disposable diapers for one baby from birth to 3 years old. Times that by two kids!

I know it's not for everyone but I also think that there are a lot if misconceptions about cloth diapers nowadays. Cloth diapers have come so far. It's no longer rubber pants and diaper pins and swishing diapers in the toilet. They're really more like disposable diapers now.

Anyway, I'm just curious if anyone else has used cloth diapers for their little ones.


Mama said...

Hi. I just stumbled across your post, and I have to say "thumbs up" on the decision to cloth diaper! I am currently using cloth diaps on both my kids (ages 1 and 2). It's a lot of laundry, but I'm also a SAHM.
I agree that there are a lot of misconceptions about cloth. Fortunately, my husband was totally on board when I told him the cost savings! And around here (Colorado) a lot of SAHMs do cloth. My in-laws thought it was weird when we told them we were doing this (and my DH and his 4 siblings were all cloth-diapered by my MIL), I guess because they all still think of it as "rubber pants and diaper pins and swishing..."
I always knew I wanted to do cloth diapers (mostly for environmental reasons) and I did a ton of research on it before I dove in. I started as soon as I brought my daughter home from the hospital. And I don't regret it to this day.
Good choice and good luck to you!

Natalie said...

I used cloth diapers 6 years ago when both of my boys were still in diapers. I especially loved it for the newborn stage when little ones are especially...explosive. Cloth diapers actually contain the mess a lot better than disposable. Go figure! The hardest part was just dealing with the negativity about it with friends and family. I'm still using my flat diapers for cleaning cloths and they're going strong!

The Paynes said...

I considered it with my last baby, but decided not to since it was going to be my last and I didn't want the up front cost. I have no problem with it, you will probably love it. Especially if you can get more than 1 kids use out of them.

Christine Archibald said...

I also considered it with my second and chickened out! I have heard great things about them and may still convert if I decide to have any more kids. Thanks for the post and the recommendation!