As a new grandmother, I have wanted to help my children and their families in any way I can. We are very concerned about living in a way that is environmentally friendly so the use of cloth diapers made a lot of sense to us. I read a great deal about the new cloth craze and learned a great deal from your information. Since I used the old style cloth diapers on my four and I have used some disposables as well, I have had a lot of real experience in this area even though it was a number of years ago. My 54 year old eyes read things very differently than my kids’ 20 + year old eyes. Maybe it does not always work this way, but my kids were very willing to hear what I have had to say about cloth diapering the grandkids since they value my experience and insight.
After reading all sorts of information, I ordered several types of cloth diapers for the grandbabies and we tried them this past Thanksgiving when everyone came here. My kids were so impressed with the ease of use and care of the diapers after being a bit skeptical before they tried them.
I think grandparents can play a huge roll in encouraging young parents to use cloth diapers. I was able to spend a little bit of money buying the diapers as gifts, but I also helped choose the ones that might work best for my children. Keep encouraging the extended families to be supportive of the young families so we can get more and more using the cloth diapers for the health of the babies and the environment.