Guest post written by Cristina of Tailor Made Momma. I’m not a perfect mom but I was Tailor Made Just right for my kids. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter and share in the cloth diapers, babywearing fun!
If you would have asked me 6 years ago when my oldest son was born if I was going to use cloth diapers I probably would have laughed in your face! Back then, my only opinion of cloth diapers was that they were those Gerber Prefolds that I use for burp rags that you put on with pins and cover up with some plastic underwear! If only I had known then just how wrong I was, and how much money it would have saved me!
When I was pregnant with my third child in 2010, one of my co-workers asked me if I had looked into using cloth diapers. I was still VERY skeptical but being more mature and knowing much more than I did 6 years ago, I decided to at least look into. I was shocked at what I found!
A modern cloth diaper is not much different than a disposable diaper, and they are just as easy to use. For me the biggest selling point, even more so than the money savings, because let’s face it I’m addicted and spend WAY more than I should on cloth diapers, was that I wouldn’t be putting all the gross chemicals next to my babies bum 24/7.
I can honestly say that I am addicted to cloth diapers! In fact cloth diapers are why I started to blog! I wanted to be able to share my addiction with the world (or at least everyone that takes the time to read what I write).
I will admit that using cloth diapers is not all glitz and glamor. Even though at times I might make it sound like it is. Especially if I am trying to convert a friend! You do have to rinse all solid waste out of the diaper (but you really should be doing this with disposables too, read the package), and yes I have to wash them ever few days. Sometimes they stink really bad! Even after they have been cleaned and finding a wash routine that worked for us and our EXTREMELY hard water was NOT easy! But in the long run it was and is well worth the investment of time and money. Even on those days when I’m just not sure I want to do it any more I take a look at Colton’s little fluff covered bum and my heart just melts!
My name is Cristina and I am addicted to Cloth Diapers! Join me in my addiction. Tell me what is holding you back? Already addicted like me? How severe is your addiction?