I heart cloth diapers

I didn’t use cloth diapers with Isaac. As a new mom, I was already overwhelmed with the responsibility of the new, tiny life God had given me, and I didn’t think I could handle the added challenge of cloth diapers.

I had a friend who was using them, though, and I admired her for it. I was also curious. So when her daughter outgrew her small Fuzzi Bunz diapers, Shelly handed them over to me. I used them casually, mostly on the weekends, and I loved them. But I still didn’t think I could commit to them. It almost seemed too late. By then, Isaac was already a year old, and I didn’t think I could justify the cost of cloth that late in the game.

I’ve used cloth diapers on Ben, though, since he was a month old, and I realized I was wrong on all counts before. There’s really nothing challenging about cloth diapers. Gone are the days of intricate folding and sharp safety pins. Today’s cloth diapers are as easy to use as disposables, and they’re better both for the environment and for your baby.

They’re also a lot less expensive than disposables. I could have bought cloth diapers for Isaac when he was a year old and spent less money than I have since then on disposable diapers. And, I’d be able to use the cloth ones on Ben. (Not that I was expecting another baby at the time!)

I’m using cloth this time around for various reasons, but the thing is, I really do love them. They’re not just good for the environment or my pocketbook — I actually enjoy using them.

So I’m going to spend the next few posts trying to convince you, dear readers, to love them, too. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll just keep showing you photos of my baby’s adorable backside. You’ll be putty in my hands.

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