Cloth diapering five kids sounds like a ton of work. After being at it for 6 years (and about to launch into our 7th!) though, I can tell you, it is WAY easier than I ever thought it would be. And, dare I say… we actually prefer it to using disposables!
MODERN CLOTH DIAPERING – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
I’m sure you’ve heard it by now–”cloth is sooo much better for the environment…” “cloth is sooo much better for your baby…” etc. Yeah, all those things are true, but that’s not why we started! When we realized what it was going to cost us to keep buying disposables just until our FIRST child was potty trained, we knew we had to do something different.
Modern cloth diaper different.
Though really, the only thing different for us is a little extra laundry to plan for, and a LOT less disposables to budget for. We’ve tried going back and forth a few times, using disposables here and there, and honestly (even if we have the extra cash), we prefer cloth diapering for several reasons. Cloth has given us a ZILLION less blowouts, it’s a cinch to adjust absorbency without buying a new pack, we can use the same ones from birth to potty training, and we always have diapers on hand (no more late-night diaper runs!).
Aside from all that, they’re just so darn cute.
Let me take you through all you need to know about modern cloth diapers. They’re not the kind your grandma used, and for all intents and purposes, they fasten and function nearly identically to disposables. I’ll break it down and before you know it, you’ll be a cloth diaper expert, too.
- Special cases
- Advanced use
- Potty training
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