So yesterday while reading posts on the various blog hops, I saw that this week April 16-21 is Cloth Diaper Week! How fitting! Since I am new to cloth diapers I thought I would just give you a run down of all the reasons you should just go ahead and take the plunge if you are remotely interested in Cloth Diapering.
1. It is better for the environment. Now I am not a green freak or anything like that. I don't know that I care enough to go all out completely, but there is something to say about a diaper not going into a landfill. I know they say that 1 disposable diaper takes 500 years to decompose in a landfill, whether that is true or not, I like to think I am doing my part in not putting something harmful back into our earth.
2. They are more sturdy. I didn't realize this until we were gone this past weekend to the in-laws house and used the disposables they had there. I would look at him in his little diapered self and think "That thing looks like it is about to fall off or burst!" I like how durable the cloth diapers feel and look and ARE!
3. They hold in the smell better! No more too-stinky-to-hold children.
4. They are just so cute, I mean who can resist a colorful hiney (that isn't cookie monster, or mickey, or elmo)?
5. He has become more aware of when he goes to the bathroom. We started cloth diapering when my son was around 16 months old and seriously after only being in them for a couple of days he began to tell me "Tee-Tee" and "Poo-Poo" after he felt it.
6. They are not that bad to clean. Honestly! And even though we started diapering late, my son still had some doozies when it came to dirty diapers. Honestly, you get over it, and it isn't that bad, you have probably already wiped it off of their hiney anyway. One thing I will say here is that a diaper sprayer is a must. We use our shower head in our tiny bathroom over the toilet, but when we move somewhere different I will be investing in one. I know they are expensive, but well worth your money and if you don't end up liking CDing then you can sale it to someone else.
7. The washing routine isn't that bad either. It is just something that has to be done, but we are blessed to live in an age where we have machines to do all the work for us!!
8. It is something you can care about. I didn't think this was even part of it, until I started and then went go somewhere I was not comfortable cloth diapering. Seriously, when you invest this much time and money into something you want to see it work, and work well.
9. The cloth diapering community is great. Everyone is so nice and there is a camaraderie there that we are all in this together!
10. The savings on disposables! I no longer feel like I am throwing money in the trashcan, instead I feel resourceful and that this just makes more sense really!
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