There are many reasons why cloth is beneficial for your baby. I'll tell you the one reason why I switched.
Jon had lost his job and was trying to find a new one... Disposables were getting quite expensive and I didn't think it was necessary to be spending all that extra money on diapers. She had just turned 2 though so I figured potty training was far off.
I had a friend who cloth diapered and I saw how cute they were, but how silly was it to switch at 2 years old?
I was scared to switch. It was a scary thought. Learn something completely new, not just the diapers and all the kinds there are out there, but also the laundry routine and needing to wash every 1-2 days to keep up with them and not run out. It was scary, truly.
I couldn't even really afford to buy cloth diapers, so I started contacting all companies I could think of to send me a free 'sample' of a diaper. I had about 5 companies that had agreed to do this. I got them and started using them. I was hooked immediately. They were more amazing then I could ever imagine.
I finally found a forum where I could buy used cloth diapers cheap and started buying just 1-2 at a time. In turn I was selling things around the house just to afford them! But we finally had a stash that I could go 2 days with.
The benefits far outweighed the fact that she was 2. She no longer got rashes, she seemed happier in them, lastly they were cute!
After using them for a while I was considering smacking myself for not even thinking about using cloth before. In the long run they were cheaper, they were cuter, they saved the environment and there was no need to run out to the store when you ran out.
When Avery trained just 4 months later I was convinced it was the cloth. Cloth diapered babies tend to potty train faster than the disposable diapered counterparts. So that was a great added little benefit.
When I found out I was pregnant again there was no doubt in my mind that I would cloth diaper from the start. I had originally said I was going to wait a couple weeks until the cord fell off, and we were in a routine. But he's been in cloth full day time (we don't really have enough for day and night) since yesterday at 3 days old!!!! It is just better than disposable. The house doesn't get stinky from diapers, they're not going in the trash and taking up space not only in our bin, but the landfill as well. And they're easy enough to wash!
The main reason I chose cloth was because we were poor basically. But as I continued to use them I saw all the benefits and I'm glad I decided to give them a try in the first place. It's never to late to switch to cloth!
Plus if you're considering having more children they can be reused over and over again. And if not you can sell them for a good amount of money back. But be careful, it can be very addicting!
I'm very excited to be a part of this Newborn Diaper Event and I can't wait to show off all the cute diapers on Emerson's bum for it as well.
And there will be plenty of giveaways for you to enter here and the other blogs as well.
Here they are again
Obsessions Of the Trophy Wife
Just Add Cloth
Mama's Baby Cupcakes
FTM (Adventures of a First Time Mom)