Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cloth Diapers

I'm not sure how many of you check my family blog, so I wanted to put a plug here for cloth diapers. I'm sure most of you are reading this and rolling your eyes, thinking I'm nuts, and that's okay.

A few weeks ago, I read a blog where this young mother listed all her reasons for choosing to cloth diaper her son, who is now 15 months old. For some reason, all her reasons made sense to me. Before reading that blog, I never in a million years would have ever considered using cloth diapers on Tanner or my other future children. I had this notion of cloth diapers being those flat, square pieces of cloth that you had to fold and pin and cover with rubber pants. Then, when you had to change the diaper, you had to swish it out in the toilet. But, cloth diapering has come a long way.

Although they still make diapers like in the old days, the covers aren't rubbery anymore. They even have new styles, my favorite of which is the pocket style diapers (very similar to disposables). After reading this blog, talking to my sister-in-law who was getting ready to cloth diaper her sons, and doing a lot of research on the Internet, I decided to try it out. I bought a pocket diaper sampler package from It came with five different brands and it helped me figure out which brands work best for my lifestyle and on Tanner. So far, the bum genius brand is my favorite. See how cute they are?

Anyway, if any of you are interested in cloth diapers, let me know and I will be happy to answer any of your questions as best I can. Also, if you already cloth diaper, you should let me know!


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