My darling husband did think I was nuts and he had no part of cloth diapering LA for the first few months that I was using them…but I converted him too and he uses them faithfully now!
Why I chose to use cloth diapers
March 11, 2011 by · 17 Comments
When I first heard about cloth diapers I thought about those old cloth diapers that most of our parents probably used. You know the ones that people use for burp cloths these days? And I have to admit I initially thought, “YUCK!” When I was pregnant I was part of a due date club online and I became friends with one of the ladies there. She had used cloth diapers with her older child and was going to use them this time too. I asked her to send me some information on them. I read through that information and I started researching like crazy! (I’m sure I drove that friend nuts with all of my questions too!) After reading about how long it takes one diaper to decompose in the land fill I made up my mind. I had to use cloth. And that so began my desire to go green in many ways!
I think that was in February or March of last year and I didn’t have LA until July so I spent a lot of time researching the topic and all the different kinds of diapers and by the time he was born we had lots of cloth diapers! It became an addiction, and still is! LOL
My main reason for using cloth was that it takes so many years for a disposable diaper (what a name, disposable? Don’t think so!) to decompose and I just kept thinking of how many diapers are sitting there to this day since they were first made. My other reasons for cloth diapering:
1) I can’t stand knowing that all of the chemicals used to make sposies are on my baby’s skin! He already has sensitive skin – that is the last thing he needs!
2) They are so cute! 😉
3) Very cost effective (unless your addiction gets out of control! LOL). If you calculate how much money you can save using cloth diapers, you’ll be amazed! It can be thousands of dollars!
4) They are “recyclable”! I know many mamas who sell their diapers when their little ones outgrow them!
Here is a link that has some amazing, informative facts on why to cloth diaper… Very interesting read: http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/diaperfacts.php
I am so thankful for that friend who introduced me to the idea of cloth diapering! I am hooked and I will be using cloth for all of my babies! J If you are contemplating cloth, what questions do you have? How can I convert you? 😉 If you already use cloth, what was your main reason for using cloth? I want to hear your story!