It is no secret that we cloth diaper. After all, that was a main reason why I even started the blog!! Cloth diapers have been a life changer in more ways than one. We are saving more money every month, which was awesome for our Christmas budget! We are putting less waste in the landfills, which makes me feel like I’m actually doing something to help save our planet. We are putting no more chemicals on our children and it has opened our eyes to other ways to be a more “natural” parent.
Baileigh LOVES showing off her fluff bum! As soon as I get a new diaper prepped and put on her, I ask her to model it and show it to me. She puts her tiny (big) bum in the air every time! She giggles and giggles and does it some more! Seeing the joy she has showing me her new diaper is so wonderful. I know she probably doesn’t realize that its new (well, maybe since I wave it around and have a happy dance once the mailman comes) but seeing her little smiles just to humor me is awesome! I ffel like she’s such a girly girl getting excited for new clothes! 😉
Something else that I love about my cloth diapers, ORGANIZATION. I have never been a good organizer. I can sit there for hours and do it but a week later, its full of clutter again. With cloth diapers, I feel like that option just isn’t available! I HAVE to fold and stuff diapers or I’m going to regret it later. I have to keep it all together in one spot and all sorted out by type for whichever mood I’m in that day. In some ways, cloth diapers have actually helped me organize other parts of my life. I need to keep the laundry going so I don’t have a bunch to do on cloth diaper laundry days. I have to wash diapers a few times a week or poor Bai won’t have anything to catch her poop!
Aubrey loves cloth diapers too! She loves helping mommy on “Diaper Laundry Days!” This is literally how she learned how to sort: Bamboo inserts here, microfiber inserts there, charcoal bamboo over here, prefolds over there… etc. And she got good at it quick! If I try to help her, she tells me, “No no no mommy. Me do it for you. Me help you.” And then she gives me that beautiful little Aubrey smile. She also helps me when I go to stuff them. We put one microfiber and one charcoal bamboo insert in each pocket diaper. She’ll hand me one of each all put together and ready for me to stuff them. She’s such a good helper!! 🙂
I think its funny that I love using cloth diapers. I never would have seen myself buying them, using them, or even thinking they were adorable. And now I can happily admit: I am addicted to cloth diapers! My stash is bigger than it should be and I am ALWAYS looking for a new diaper to try out or a new brand to lust over. My husband even loves using cloth! He’s had friends come over (non-married, no kids, no girlfriends, ultimate bachelors) and he’ll start telling THEM about cloth diapers. Like honey…. they don’t care. They don’t have kids and probably won’t for another 5-10 years! He loves the fact that we’ve saved some money and can either sell them or use them for future babies (or both!). And I honestly think he loves them because I do. It is now a part of me that will never go away. I can totally see myself lusting over some diapers on Cotton Babies when my kids are grown up and buying them for my future grandchildren that are still years and years and years away. I can really see us never going back to dispoables. Cloth diapers are in our family to stay!!
What do you LOVE about cloth diapers and why? Do your kids love their diapers or their siblings’ diapers? And what about the husband? Is he a good cloth helper?