Monday, February 28, 2011
You use what?
Good for the Environment: This one's easy. Using cloth diapers means there will be less diapers in the landfills. This is not becoming a crazy hippie...it's just me going against the normal American idea of "easier is best" and "worry about the now, not the later." I know the choices I make now will have either a positive or negative impact on my child's future. Because of that, I want to make sure that future is a good one in any way I can. To me, this is one way.
Most Common Types of Cloth Diapers:
All-In-One: The easiest type. We love these! These have a waterproof cover, absorbent layers inside, and an inner lining sewn together.
Pocket Diaper: We love these as well! These are similar to the AIOs but have a pocket inside for inserts to customize absorbancy. These are great for sleeping through the night.
One Size: This diaper grows with your baby. It has several snaps on the front to adjust the fit so you can use the same diaper as your baby grows, often even through potty-training.
Brands I Love:
Fuzzibunz - http://www.fuzzibunz.com/
GroVia - http://www.gro-via.com/
Rumparooz - http://www.rumparooz.com/
Flip - http://www.flipdiapers.com/
My other big question in considering cloth was "will I be doing laundry every day now?" Not unless you want to. We own enough diapers to wash them every 3-4 days probably, however it's recommended to wash them every other day. We use a soap that is recommended for our diapers so they will last much longer. And how much water are we wasting? The amount of water used to wash the diapers is equal to 3-4 more toilet flushes, which Cohen will be doing when he is potty-trained. So, again, it's easy.
So to sum this blog up, I love cloth diapering. I now love talking about cloth diapering. I'm a believer. If you are interested I encourage you to research it for yourself. There's lots of helpful information out there. And I LOVE Green Bambino in OKC - http://www.green-bambino.com/. Check them out if you are interested in seeing these in person. They are a huge part of why I use cloth diapers. Thanks for reading!