Cloth diapers have saved me so much money. I continuously rave about them. We were able to save so much money by converting over. Disposable diapers are more convenient, but they now have the cloth diaper that is Velcro and works like a disposable. It still has to be cleaned, but it is really not as hard as everyone lets it to be.
I go workout everyday and pack the diaper bag. Cloth diapers, wipes, and a change of clothes. Because of the diapers that I have purchased leaks are fewer and farther between. The employees’ at the YMCA told me that they have several people that use cloth and bring in their kids. So, now I don’t feel like I am getting those looks like ” here’s the kid with the horrible cloth diaper to change”. They have stated to me that the diapers are really easy to clean, and a couple have asked questions about them.
The diapers that I purchased were from a consignment shop. Before I go further, they were very clean and no stains. Anyway, I bought 5 of the Velcro diapers with inserts and spent only $30.00. The rest of my diapers I use the old fashioned pin and plastic on the outside. I actually like using the pins because I can fit the diaper to the baby.
Recently I was told that daycares do not allow parents to use cloth diapers because they have no way to store them, but just like at the YMCA they could put it in a bag, and it sits in the diaper bag. The diapers get washed at home.
Life can be very simple, or complex. It is what you make of it. That is how I approach many obstacles or choices in life.
That is how I chose to use cloth diapers, because everyone made them out to be so terrible. Sometimes in order to save money, you have to take the old-fashioned route. I mean, didn’t our ancestors know how to pinch a penny? Do we know how to pinch a penny?
Do we care about the non-green reasons for not using disposable diapers? I think it is more terrible that they are the most non bio-degradable item that we are throwing away.
Our family benefits from the choices that I as a mother choose. At this point we are happier using cloth diapers so that we can take a vacation in the summer, or just save the money.
What sacrifices do you make to save money? Comment below.
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