Friday, March 21, 2008

Cloth Diapering

I know what you're thinking, but don't scoff until you've done some research. Today's cute dipes aren't your mama's cloth diapers! When Michael first mentioned the idea after reading it in a magazine, I told him he was nuts. I thought he was kidding. I realized he meant it, so I did a little digging. There are lots of options out there, and we settled on BumGenius One Size. I love that they'll grow with Marlee until she's potty trained, and we can even use them if we ever have two kids in diapers.

They're really no more work than disposables. Just 3 extra loads of laundry per week (don't even try the water argument...I'll win ;)).

Changing a Disposable vs Changing a Cloth

1. Open old diaper Open old diaper
2. Clean the tush Clean the tush
3. Wrap wipe in old diaper Wrap (cloth) wipe in old diaper
4. Put on new diaper Put on new diaper
5. Thow old one in diaper pail Throw old on in diaper pail (flush solids if needed)
6. When full, take out to trash When full, wash and reuse!

My top five reasons for loving cloth diapers:

5. Better for snugglin': They're soft, comfy, and super cute
4. Better for the wallet: $250 for multiple kids v. over $1500 for one kid in 'sposies
3. Better for the Earth: fewer diapers in landfills, eco-friendly production
2. Better for the bum: No Leaks, No Rash
1. Better for her health: No harmful chemicals against my baby's tush!

MJ is Cute and Comfy in Cloth


Kbreints said...

Believe it or not you would have converted me if it were my choice- however as it is -- my kids are in daycare and they don't do cloth diapers..... and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with one out of diapers completly!

But I can totally see the benefits if I were staying at home!

Renee said...

wow, katie!

readers, if you knew katie, you would know what an accomplishment that comment is for me :)

Mandi said...

Renee, I may look into this. How many diapers did you buy? Did you do the 3.0?

Mandi said...

That should be an accomplishment too b/c I am only "sprinkled with granola!"

Renee said...


yes, we have the bg 3.0. i got 12 b/c we started when marlee was almost 5 months. i'm guessing i'll have to add a few more when we have another baby. i ordered one to start with to see if i liked it. some of the cloth diapering websites offer starter packs with different types that you can try. then you can sell the ones you don't want on i just did some research and decided i liked the bgs. we'll get together soon and you can check 'em out :)

Anonymous said...

I like your Changing a Disposable vs Changing a Cloth comparison :) The only thing I'd add is that people should flush solids with disposables too. I know a lot of people don't do this step, but they should!

Thanks for your blog!