This coming from a man who is NOT afraid of dirty diaper – not even a dirty cloth diaper! In fact, he was the one who talked me into converting to cloth when our son, Haddon, was six months old.
Though I had debated ditching the disposables, I worried that start-up for cloth diapers would be expensive, care would be time-consuming, and others would not share my zeal. Leave daddy to the rescue! He not only crunched the numbers and showed me the financial practicality, but also gave me the needed courage to take the plunge!
For us, cloth diapering truly is a family effort. Despite the occasional squabble over who gets the pleasure of dunking the really messy dipes, we both love knowing that we have made a wise financial decision that benefits our child’s health as well as the environment.
He likes the Smartipants! He prefers the snap closures… but the real reason he loves them is because he doesn’t have to touch the soiled inserts. Even if the diapers get dirty at least his hands don’t have to!
By Cheyenne H.