Yes, you read that correctly, I am going to use cloth diapers. The idea has intrigued me for some time because of the advances in cloth diapers these days, the cost of disposables, and the environmental impact of throwing all those diapers away. But when I researched it a bit, I got quite overwhelmed by all the choices out there.
Then a couple weeks ago, my friend Rebekah (and mother of 4) came up to me at church. "Have I given you my cloth diaper schpiel yet?"
"No, but I'd love to hear it!"
Off she went, showing me the diapers she uses ("The best on the market today.") and going on about how great they are and easy to use. I was convinced. All I needed was a little guidance from a real mom to know what worked in real life.
These are the diapers that Rebekah recommends and that I am going to get:
They are one-size fits all, so you don't have to keep buying more diapers as your baby grows. They have little snaps to adjust the size. And of course they are washable. Rebekah assures me they are as easy to use as disposables. Oh and they come in lot of fun colors!
They cost about $18 a piece and of course you'll need a dozen or two depending on how often you do laundry. But that investment will pay off so quickly! Disposables are expensive. Plus these will last through more than one child. Check out cottonbabies.com if you want to know more. You can also get packages of 3, 6, or 12 and save some money.