I am a cloth diaper advocate. This is after using disposables on my first two children. When I was pregnant with my third, we (my husband and I) made the choice for me to stay home. I had always used disposables because I was not taught to use the cloth diapers. No one even mentioned cloth diapers with my first two kids. So, I was on a blog one day when my third child was almost 4 months old and the originator spelled out the savings for cloth diapers. She even had pictures. Well, the savings was enough for me. I also loved the fact that I would not have to run to the store when I was on my last one, and get wipes too. Babies are really not that expensive. We have just made them expensive.
Cloth diapers also save on our environment. I won’t be around to possibly see the savings that my contribution toward preserving what we have will accomplish, but my kids and grandkids will see it. Hopefully, they will know that I loved and cared enough to make a change.
As far as savings I have saved over $1700.00 the first year that we went cloth. I also went with cloth wipes. I love the fact that I wash both together and voila! even more savings.
Cloth diapers also are more “green” friendly. I have been on a recycling kick and why not save money while I was at it? Well, after finding out that some experts believe that disposables could be linking fertility issues to disposable diapers I was concerned because this diaper was on my son all day. I was pushed even closer to cloth.
I did some research on the products in disposable diapers, and one of them was polycrylyte gel. I could not find alot of information on it, but most people were saying that we don’t know the long term effects of the product.
It sits on our kids daily for long hours of time. This can’t be good.
If you have any thoughts or ideas on “going green” with cloth please comment.