I have been into natural living and attachment parenting since my first son was born in 2006. I was introduced to cloth when my son was an infant but at that point in time I was not interested in it. That was just a bit too much for me. It was not until my second child started getting really bad rashes that we decided to go ahead and make the switch. I will admit I was not happy at the thought of washing them, I had the thought in my mind that it was going to be disgusting but I soon found out that it was not bad and then I was hooked.
I loved cloth diapers and there was no way I would ever switch back. It has been four and a half years now and I am still loving cloth. I tell everyone I can why cloth diapers really are the best. I have successfully converted two people to cloth diapers and I hope that I will be able to convert more. I just want to share the love.
I have had a lot of people ask why I like cloth so much and I always give them the same three answers.
1. They are better for my baby’s skin.
– This is a very important one to me. It was the reason we switched. All my kids have sensitive skin. They rarely get rashes in cloth and before we made the switch my second child was getting rashes all the time. Knowing that I am keeping chemicals off my babies is a big relief for me.
2. They do save money.
– When we switched to cloth I had two kids in diapers. My daughter was six months and my son was twenty one months. We were spending a lot on diapers. The very first stash I had was pretty small, I bought all of them used or from a cheap wahm and consisted mostly of diapers I could use on both kids. Now my stash is larger and has more variety but I know that I will still be saving money in the long run. I have been able to use these diapers on more then one child and if I do not like a diaper for some reason I can sell it for a decent resale amount. We also use cloth wipes which saves us even more. The amount of money you spend on your stash will depend on how many you buy and what you buy. If you are looking to save then the best option is being them in coops or second hand.
3. They are cute.
– I have tons of cute prints in my stash. No need to get diaper covers in photos because cloth is cute. You will not want to cover it up. During really hot days my youngest wears a tshirt and diaper. I like being able to show off her cute cloth.