Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Switching to Cloth
We have officially switched to using cloth diapers. They are working fabulously! It is acutally easier than I thought it would be. We have some wonderful friends who gave us their cloth diapers they no longer need. The diapers are called Motherease and they fit babies from 8-35 lbs. They have snaps on them, so no pins. We also have some friends who are letting us borrow their prefold cloth diapers and diaper wraps. It has been nice to be given so much, and not have to buy it ourselves. That definately helps the budget.
We did buy six cloth diapers. They are called BumGenius (don't you just love the name?) and they also fit babies 8-35 lbs. The BumGenius diapers just came in the mail on Monday, so I washed one and tried it out yesterday. It is so easy, it is almost like a disposable diaper. We will use these ones for when we are out and about, and when we need Grandma to babysit.
I feel good doing cloth diapers because I know we are saving money, and it is also good for the environment. Plus, Andrew looks so cute in them. The only downside I have seen so far is that they do make his tush bigger, so his clothes fit a little more snug. But other than that they aren't too bad, it just adds a few more loads of laundry each week and since I am staying home it's not that big of a deal.