Who knew I would become such a crunchy mom?! I’ve been all about breastfeeding, baby-wearing, and some of those other crunchy mom things since I had Veronica, but I just placed my first order for cloth diapers. Who knew I’d be so excited about buying diapers?
Even after reading a ton of Cloth 101 blog posts, I felt like I was still confused, so I went to one of my internet friends, Jen (I swear, you guys are all named Jen!) for some help. She has the most precious little guy who is always in cloth, and I knew she’d be able to help me out.
In the past, I was slightly against cloth diapering, because I knew it would be some work. I figured that the cost of water and electric that you spend on washing would cancel out what you were saving on buying disposable diapers. Now that we live on post though, we’re actually receiving rebate checks because we stay well under our allotted amount for utilities.
One of the brands that Jen mentioned was bumGenius. After researching them and a few other brands, that’s who I decided to go with. I was pleasantly surprised to see that some of the diapers are all-in-one, and I won’t have to worry about inserts.
I ordered four Freetime all-in-one one-size diapers to give them a shot on Adri. I’ve heard that cloth diapers help with potty training because they don’t give off a dry feeling. One can only hope. I bought three solid girly colors and one really pretty limited edition artist diaper that I’m most excited about. I’m still waiting to see about shipping, because of course it’s free to everywhere except Hawaii and Alaska. I should be invoiced shortly, and these puppies should be on their way. I can’t wait to try them out!
Is cloth diapering something you’d consider?
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