Friday

Cloth Diapers

Have you ever thought about cloth diapering your baby? You want to try it but you're afraid you'll spend tons of money on the diapers only to find out it's just not for you. There's now a program JUST for you! For $10 you can try several of the most popular brands of pre-made cloth diapers including FuzziBunz and BumGenius for 21 days. You really can't be a deal like that! You do have to pay a deposit of $112.84, but if you return all of the diapers after the 21 days, the they refund you all but $10.

Many who know they want to cloth diaper will still use this program to help them decide which diaper they want to use.

Thanks, Jillian's Drawers for making this so much easier for new moms. Here's the link.

If you're wondering about cost comparison, think about this: You will spend between $300 and $600 to buy the "best" (very subjective) pre-made diapers ONCE. If you buy disposables, you will easily spend $1500-$3000 for the first 3 years of your child's life on diapers. (The cost varies because those who coupon &/or use generics may find the diapers for cheaper. STILL, they're going to spend at least TRIPLE (if not more) on disposables!

Plus, if you're using cloth, you can avoid all of the chemicals that commercial disposables have in them. Some do bleach their cloth diapers, but I would avoid that using instead vinegar &/or baking soda to sanitize. Plenty do that and their children survive just fine. They will come across enough chemicals in their lives without me needing to subject them to chemicals literally right out of the womb!

I know if I were to have another child (which we'd like to do in the future), I would definitely use cloth this time. No question about it. I wish I had used cloth for my other 3. I'd like to think I'd be handy enough to make them, but I'm still trying to figure out how to sew cloth pads for myself. (Yes. You read that right. More on that later. And no, I'm not crazy.)

-Me

5 comments:

fireflydesigner said...

You go girl, I wanted to do cloth diapers when my daughter was born but didn't want to pay a bunch of money for them. My mom knows how to sew so we bought a pattern and went to work. . hehe. We had no clue what we were doing and when we were finished my daughter looked like she had a puffy coat wrapped around her. It was so thick she couldn't move. Needless to say we didn't have enough gumption to continue the project. Maybe we should have, who knows. . it was definately good for cracking us up for a day! I wish I knew how to make those little gems! A chicka could make some nice coin in the cloth diaper business!

Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought about the fact that if you didn't wash your childs feces in the washing machine that you wouldn't need to purchase a "front load" washer for $600.00....Just a thought.

Amy said...

Anonymous-I don't have much respect for those who don't bother showing their faces (or names) when they make comments such as yours.

I'm not quite sure where you get your information regarding the washing of cloth diapers and washing machines. It's rather funny it's so far from the truth.

Regardless, we are replacing our washing machine because our old one broke. As in it doesn't work at all...and it never washed even one cloth diaper (with or without feces).

We are replacing it with a front-loader because they are more energy-efficient using less water, less electricity, and less soap.

Honestly, I laughed at your post. It made so little sense, was so far from the truth, and obviously not well thought out.

Have a spectacular day!

-Me

Anonymous said...

Wow - your p.r. skills almost rival your ability to spin narrow-minded Bible-Belt bullshit into the Voice of the Homeschooling Gen X'ers.

Well done.

Just real quick, how exactly *do* you wash those cloth diapers.

[Insert passive-aggressive closing tag line here]

Anonymous

(Only because I'm ashamed to even be commenting on such delusional prose.)

Kathy Eller said...

I wonder if anonymous has children. Have they ever chnaged a disposable and wrapped the poop back in the diaper and thrown it in the trash.....just a thought, but I guess that isn't the point.

I was able to cloth diaper because of www.miraclediapers.com

 
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