I am trying my hand at cloth diapering for the first time…almost one year into my second kid. Before you judge me about that, I would like to have you know that we did not have a washer and dryer in any of our apartments, and we only moved to our house a little over a year ago. After the shock of moving to a new house, having a almost two year old and a newborn, and learning how to function on a daily basis, I was curious to see what I was missing in the cloth diaper world.
I sat down at my computer and started to do some research about cloth diapers. It was information overload. I read about different brands, reviews, prices, methods of cleaning, and came up with several conclusions.
1. There are a ton of brands out there and with each brand you will find at least 100 people saying that they are the best.
2. Cloth diapers are a pretty big investment if you are going to pay for a “name brand.”
3. No matter how you look at it, cloth diapers will always be more work than disposables. It doesn’t matter how easy they make it for you.
4. In the end, they all pretty much do the same thing with the addition (or subtraction) of a few bells and whistles. They catch baby poop and pee…so why is all of this so complicated?!?!?!
So here is what I did….
To minimize the investment for my little experiment in the cloth diaper world, I went to my trusty friend…Amazon. I looked at all the different components I would need and tried to cut down to the bare minimum. I found a pack of everything I would need for only $47. (LilBit 6-Pack Cloth Diaper Kit) This is the price of two boxes of diapers in our house…So, not a huge investment.
I have been trying them for about a week. I only use them part time since I only have 6 diapers. (I don’t do laundry every day.) The verdict is still out on whether I will buy more or will go back to the disposables. Stay tuned for more…
Do you do cloth diapers?