It's official, it has happened to me...I have become a cloth diapering addict! I never thought that sentence would come out of my mouth! But now, not only do I say it, I say it to just about any one who will listen!
I spent two years buying disposables for my oldest child who exploded out of them on nearly a daily basis when she was an infant. She was like a ticking time bomb for who ever was holding her at the moment of detonation! I was so frustrated but never even thought to change to cloth diapers.
That is, until I was pregnant with my second child and my sister-in -law (who was also expecting) told me she was going to cloth diaper her baby. I was taken aback; did people still do that type of thing?
Like many women my age, I had heard my mom tell me stories about cloth diapering and it sounded like a LOT of work...not to mention the "gross-factor". Besides, I thought cloth diapers would never hold in more poo than a disposable! But, after that, the idea stuck in my head. I started to do some research online about the different types of cloth diapers and all that entails. I was quickly hooked.
It turned out that cloth diapering looked like it could be the solution to all my diaper-explosion problems as well as having so many more benefits. Just to name a few, saving a huge amount of money (which is increasingly important for everyone in this economy), being a little more eco-friendly by eliminating so much trash from disposables, no more diaper rash, and the fact that they are just so cute!
Now, I am nearly ten months along in my cloth diapering journey and have never once had a dreaded diaper explosion! I couldn't be happier with my decision to switch to cloth diapers and would never go back!
-- By Kelly
(SAHM of two: Sophia 3, Joshua 9 mo.)