Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Why I love cloth diapers






I love cloth diapering my kids. love love love it! Never thought I could ever say that but it's true.

I started cloth diapering Austin for the money I would save. I never wanted to cloth diaper my kids. (I'm totally kicking myself for not doing it with the girls) I scooped up some diapers and started Austin in cloth. I did spend a lot in the beginning but I've gotten to the point where it doesn't cost me anything to diaper Austin. It was a bit later that I put Allyson in cloth diapers too. I was so tired of throwing away money on disposable diapers. She is just in Flip diapers and we are diapering her for free too. I have 2 little ones in diapers and it doesn't cost me a thing! 

Another reason I love cloth is because they are super cute on my kids!! Pink and purple diapers for Allyson. Blues and greens for Austin. The cute prints for each kid. You don't get that with disposable diapers. I love seeing Allyson and Austin's big fluffy butts too. 







Good for the environment. Honestly when I started this journey being green wasn't even on my radar. I had a 2 1/2 month old in cloth and a 1 1/2 year old in disposables, and just seeing the amount of diapers I was throwing away was just disgusting! Now I feel good knowing that I have Austin in cloth diapers and we aren't putting disposables in our landfills. I feel good starting Ally in cloth and knowing the same thing. I've read that cloth diapers is the gateway to living a greener life and that rings true at our house. 

Chemical Free - This wasn't something else I had considering when starting to CD. All those chemicals they use to keep babies feeling dry in between diaper changes. All right there on their little sensitive bottoms. Yea, I'll stick with my soft cloth diapers and knowing that it's best for their bottoms. 

Easy - It's crazy easy. With 5 people in the house and 3 of them being kids, I'm always doing laundry. So the extra 2-3 loads a week isn't even noticeable, plus diaper laundry is fun! You change their diapers the exact same way. They even make cloth diapers with the velcro so it's pretty much the same as disposables. Disposables go into a garbage can and my cloth diapers go into a pail. So far it's the same thing right? I just have to wash my diapers, sometimes I don't even stuff and fold them, they just stay in the laundry basket and I do it as needed. Easy peasy right? 

That's why I love cloth diapering. 

Why do you love cloth diapering? 
Linking up with the Cloth Diaper Blog Hop from My Cloth Diaper Stash. The topic this week is Why I love cloth diapers