As a recently converted cloth diaper user myself, I know the doubts and hesitation many Mama’s have about them. I actually used disposable diapers on my two older boys. For our newest baby I was convinced on giving cloth diapers a try by my baby sister who was using them. I was very against the whole cloth diaper idea because as a Mama who works close to 50 hours a week I thought I wouldn’t have time for it. I also had doubts about the initial cost, and I thought they may be stinky (Which my lovely sister pointed out that her baby girls did not stink, and I could not disagree.) After giving them a try, I was won over. All my doubts and worries were quickly dismissed and I regret not using them on my older 2 boys.
There are many benefits of cloth diapering. Here are some:
•Save A lot of Money
Cloth diapers can be costly to start, but in the long run you will come out far ahead. Not to mention if you use the same cloth diapers on your future kids. Your family could save approximately $2000 or more when compared to using disposables.
Reduces your baby’s exposure to chemicals like sodium polyacralate and Tributyl-tin (TBT).
•No Middle of the Night trips to the Store
You will not be running to the store when you’re really low or down to one diaper. You can just throw a load in to wash!
•Better for the Environment
No trash to dispose of when using cloth diapers.
Very possible your baby will potty train earlier as the result of wearing cloth diapers . This means less work for the busy Mama!
•Oh so Cute and Fashionable
Nothing more adorable then your little one in their fashion forward Cloth diaper. They come in an array of fashion colors and prints. You would of never thought diaper shopping could be so fun!
Cloth diapers are not the old fashion image I had in my mind of folding a white cloth and using some pins to hold it together. There are many options to choose from and you certainly can find a good fit for your lifestyle. They range from simple all-in-ones (AIOs) to prefolds with wraps, your options are almost endless. If you’re interested to check out what I use click here: Cloth Diapers: What I Personally Use.
Still not convinced, no problem. Do you want to see, feel, and use the diapers before deciding on your investment? There are many cloth diaper trial programs offered out there; Kelly’s Closet offers a 30 day money back guarantee. For more Trial Programs here is a link to a Cloth Diaper Trial Directory. Or you can do what I did and ask a friend (or sister) who uses cloth diapers to let you borrow some. Most cloth diaper Mama’s love to share their passion for them with others.