I’ve been convinced. Swayed. Brought to the reusable side.

After talking to mamaturtlemiller about cloth diapering. I have decided that maybe it isn’t as hard as I have always made it out to be in my mind. 

When I was pregnant with Alex, I researched both cloth and disposable diapers. I opted to use disposables because we lived in an apartment, and I paid $1.50 to wash a load and $1.75 to dry a load. And that was in a communal laundry room. It didn’t seem like the best idea to wash something that was going to be against my baby’s little bum in a machine like that. 

When I was pregnant with Nick, we were living in a house, with our own brand new washer and dryer. I had no reason not to switch. I just didn’t. I was using disposables with Alex, and it was working for us. Same with when I had Zoey. I never really revisited the whole idea of using cloth. 

Until last night. Last night, I was given a couple links, did some research and decided that I was going to give it a shot. I am going to start part time with 1-2 diapers/day/child. I figured out that by using 1 cloth diaper for each child each day saves me $25 CDN a month. $25!! That doesn’t seem like much, but that’s almost a whole box of diapers! A MONTH!! And Alex is almost potty trained. The savings are only going to grow!! WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS EARLIER??? mamaturtlemiller Where have you been all my Momma life?!?

I’m going to start collecting some cloth diapers and I want to start up by the end of August! Wish me luck! There will be more posts about this journey in the future!

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn

10 thoughts on “I’ve been convinced. Swayed. Brought to the reusable side.

  1. Ha ha! Glad I could help. If you are into research and saving money, it can be an easy choice. There are so many options for all budgets! Unless you become addicted to the super expensive brands, you save on all of them. A few brands I swear must be woven with unicorn hair and made by elves to carry their price tag. We are on the macaroni and cheese budget for diapers. (Not quite ramen, but no where near caviar!) 😉

    • LOL!!! I seriously laughed out loud here. I have done some research and talked to a couple friends who cloth diaper. I’m sure I will let you know if I have any questions!

  2. I love our cloth diapers! It’s been such a money saver and life saver! No midnight runs to the store for diapers! Midnight washes maybe 😉 No, really I love that we’ve been able to use the same diapers for both our girls! Try and find some co-ops on Facebook- that will save you even more!

    • Thanks for the tips! All tips help right now. I am trying to find my footing in this new venture! All I have figured out so far is the one size ones are a must so all three kids can wear the same ones!

  3. There’s the initial expense of buying cloth diapers and you have to make sure you get good ones that don’t fall apart so you have to buy again. We used cloth diapers on both our kids and it wasn’t any extra trouble than disposable until they got bigger and one pee filled a diaper and I was changing them all the time. Then we switched to disposable.

  4. I cloth diapered with my daughter, up until she potty trained about a month ago. It is a huge time suck, depending on the size of your washer/frequency of washes and how often your kids go, but it is also *so* much cheaper than disposables. I would totally do it again in a heartbeat.

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