So early in the pregnancy with Rhett, I toyed with the idea of cloth diapering. The further I got into the pregnancy and the more I read up on cloth diapering, the more convinced I was that I wanted to try it out. It’s a huge expense up front, but in the long run, reusing the same diapers over and over will save so much more money until he’s finally potty trained. We can also use the diapers for any other children we may have.
I purchased one cloth diaper while I was pregnant to try it out. I had a recommendation from an old friend for a particular brand, but the store I went to didn’t carry it so I went with the brand they carried. We haven’t tried out the cloth diaper simply because of the sheer number of diapers that Rhett is going through right now as well as the fact that we have only spent money on one box of diapers – all the ones we have used were leftover from Elle or given to us as gifts. He was also too small, but now that Rhett’s grown quite a bit, I’m ready to try it out and today is our first trial with it.
I met up with an old friend from high school the other day. She has been cloth diapering her now 8 month-old baby boy and has nothing but good things to say about cloth diapering. She even made a cloth diaper for Rhett! So we are trying out the cloth diaper that Susan made which custom made for us to have UT colors – what an awesome friend!
Rhett is taking a nap in it right now so we’ll report back on how it holds up later.
We have purchased more cloth diapers to put in the rotation and I have also looked into using cloth wipes as well. I love the idea that we are saving money AND helping the environment all at the same time. The best part is that I thought that something like this was going to be impossible for a working mother, but the way both cloth-diapering and cloth-wiping have evolved, it is actually convenient for working mothers as well as on-the-go.
I’m really excited to see how this all works out in actual practice. 🙂