I have been asked so many questions over the past few months about cloth diapers that I’ve decided to do a little informational series on them. I’m not the first and I won’t be the last, I’m sure. Of course, all of the information will be based on my personal experiences so your mileage may vary but I hope to be helpful to at least a few people out there who might be on the fence about cloth diapers!
I’m not going to get much into the benefits of cloth diapers…well…I will in a way, but I’m not here to convince you. What I’m assuming is that you’ve shown up here with an already open mind to the process and are just looking for some basic information. There’s plenty of info already out there about the environmental impact of cloth vs. disposable, the effect on your baby’s skin of cloth vs. disposable, the financial savings you can see by using cloth* and a whole boatload of other moral, ethical, financial, environmental, blah blah blah, reasons.
What I aim to do is shed a little light on the actual day to day logistics of using cloth diapers – what kind we use, where we bought them, our wash routine, traveling with them, etc. (We just camped for 3+ days with them!) If you or anyone you know has any specific questions you’d like me to address, feel free to email me or leave a comment! I will try to answer as many questions as I can.
*You certainly can see a cost saving by using cloth. There’s a nifty calculator over here. You can also spend a WHOLE LOT of money on cloth diapers if you go about buying up loads of pretty prints and fancy new fabrics every other week like some people do…