A word on cloth

organic cotton pre-folds

organic cotton pre-folds

I have been using cloth diapers for 5 years off/on.  I’m now “on” for good.  The only reason I started to use cloth was to save money.  Now that I’ve been at it for so long I have found little reason to stop.  I buy all my diapering supplies from www.greenmountaindiapers.com.  They are fast and have great diaper knowledge.  I use the organic cotton pre-folds, Snappies, and Thirsties covers.  I do have other covers that I like (polar babies, pro-wraps, and orginal bummis)  but Thirsties are the best I’ve ever used.

Reasons I love cloth diapers:

Huge money saver!  With the cost of diapers, covers, and water, and soap figured in I save around $80/month

Not as many diaper rashes.  I change the same amount of diapers that I would if I were using paper diapers.  Most paper diaper users wait until the diaper is “full” until they change, but I rarely did.  If you peed would you want to sit in it that long? 

Softness.  Cloth Diapers are so much softer than paper.  I feel better putting my babies in cotton vs paper and plastic.

Chubby bottoms.   Cloth diapers are slightly bulkier,  depending on which kind you use, and I think it’s cute.


If you are worried about switching to cloth, I was too.  I thought that paper diapers were so much more convenient, and I couldn’t do the “poop thing”.  Don’t worry.  I do 2 loads of diapers/week, and I have 2 kids in diapers.  And for the “poop thing”  I use rubber kitchen gloves…the no-touch method.  Not a big deal at all!

Josie in cloth

Josie in cloth

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