Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cloth diapers

We have decided that we want to use cloth diapers for baby. There are a multitude of reasons for this, but mainly we feel like it's the best use of our resources (ends up being cheaper for a year of cloth diapers washed at home than a year of disposables) and is the most responsible (cuts down on waste). The initial decision was fairly easy, however deciding which diapers to go with has been quite the ordeal. I'm still not positive which diapers we are going to end up using, though I think we've narrowed it down significantly. Whew. I've added some all-in-ones to our Amazon.com registry. These will be good for traveling (short or long distances). The others that we're trying to decide between are Imse Vimse contour diapers or MotherEase one-size diapers. Both would need diaper wraps/covers as well, but those don't have to be washed every time a diaper is changed like the all-in-ones do. Our final consideration is cost. We have a good chunk of funds stored away for cloth diapers, but still fall short of what we need to have enough to go cloth-only. I'm not really sure what the point of my rambling is...except that your prayers for my sanity while trying to decide what diapers to go with would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you feel so inclined to donate to our cloth diaper fund, Baby's bum would be appreciative. :)

Till next time...

1 comment:

Allen said...

We did cloth initially for both Lizzie and Ellie. Only reason we stopped really was because we moved out here and lacked our own free to use everytime washer.