Posted on June 07 2017
Since I had kids I have changed a lot. I think most people can relate to that sentence. But I often think about how pre-kids Michelle and post-kids Michelle would probably not be friends. Just the thought of these two personalities in the same room together makes me laugh. There is no way pre-kids Michelle would even recognize herself 10 years later.
Okay, enough talking about myself in the third person.
When I first heard about cloth diapering I scoffed at the idea. In fact, I am pretty certain I was repulsed. I remember someone showing me the “new” cloth diapers (probably an AIO: all in one) and thinking: why would you use that when you can just throw a disposable out?
I can’t pinpoint what exactly made me decide to check into cloth diapers. But what bothered me about disposables was the time it took for them to decompose. I have read everything from 250 years to more than 500 years. And you can’t recycle disposables. It's very disturbing to me to think about how many diapers I used with my oldest, then multiply that by multiple kids, multiple families.... I just can't comprehend it.
Using cloth diapers, even part-time, is extremely eco friendly and economical. Not to mention they are really cute too!
I used cloth full time with my middle daughter, using disposables for just a week when we went on a trip. But with my third daughter, I had the hardest time finding anything that would not leak at night. I spent a lot of money trying to find the answers to dry pajamas and sheets, but I didn't find anything (this was 5 years ago), so I did do disposables at night with her.
I wish there were better options back then for disposables, but there really weren't many choices.....
Now though? There are many good options and a few great options. Check out this company, called Poof that makes completely biodegradable diapers AND wipes! Hooray for innovation!
How was your experience with cloth? I'd love to hear!