If you were to drive past our house on just about any day of the week, you’d likely see cloth diapers, liners & wipes hanging out our clothesline. If you looked to either side of the diapers, you’d notice our sprawling gardens, which have often spurred the question: “You must really care about the environment and organic foods, don’t you?”
The truth is: we don’t.
At least, it didn’t start out that way.
I tried cloth diapering Ariana for a couple of months when she was an infant, but I hated the covers and dealing with the prefolds & liners. I gave up.
Fast forward to a couple of months ago: our finances are down & budgeting for the cost of disposable diapers is about as fun as a root canal. I suggest we consider cloth diapers again and Terry hesitantly says okay. After checking with one of my amazing mama friends, I commit 100% to pocket diapers.
I even went as far as to buy cheap baby wash cloths from the Dollar Tree to use as wipes for the non-stinky diapers. So far, we are thrilled. They aren’t as easy as disposables, but they aren’t that much work, IMO.
I have to admit, I did it for the money. Using cloth diapers for about 3 months would break even with what we would’ve spent on disposables. Since we got the diapers, I did more research on the impact disposables have on the environment. Although I was in it to save some money, I’m also glad that I’m not contributing more diapers to landfills.
We’ve also been looking into other ways to save money/ help the environment. So far, we’re interested in (but haven’t committed to: Skoy cloths (still on the fence about these), un-paper towels, cloth napkins & wool dryer balls. If anyone has experience with any of these, I’d love to hear more about it!