Now, while everyone else is complaining about going to the store and buying yet another pack of diapers, I say, “I’m so glad I don’t have to go there.” However, after seeing my stash grow and all the new diapers added to the mix, my friends started asking questions: How much work is it? How much extra laundry do you have to do?
I told them it’s not really hard at all! I wash diapers every 2-3 days and went on to tell them how I wash the diapers (probably sharing way too much information but I’m always thrilled to get an opportunity to talk diapers). Really, storing cloth diapers really isn’t much different or worse than disposables – you simple throw the diaper in a diaper pail versus a trashcan… Simply dump any solid poo into the toilet and then throw the diaper in the pail, voila!
Having some hands-on exposure to my diapers also gives them the opportunity to feel and play with the cloth and see how much fun diaper changes can be. Not forgetting to mention that cloth diapered children typically potty train sooner than kids who wear disposables!
I’ve helped a few friends build their stash; showing them the ropes – from ordering diapers and finding the best deals to what not to do with the diapers… I’ve even lent my diapers out so they can give them a try; this has been the most successful way to convert others to cloth – having them see their little ones with a cute little fluffy bum! Irresistible!-- by Kristel S.