I remember the first time I brought up the topic of using cloth diapers with my family, It was back when I was pregnant with Ethan and eager to learn anything and everything about babies. I never really considered myself a natural parent, but I quickly learned that I tended to favor those practices.
I told my mom I was interested in cloth diapering. She crinkled her nose, “Why would you want to do that?” The thought of using cloth on babies these days seemed like a. too much work and b. really nasty work.
Nana had used cloth diapers with her kids and the only thing she could imagine was flat diapers with pins and plastic pants. “No, no,” I said, cloth diapers are way different today.
It took me ten months into raising my second baby before actually using cloth diapers, and I’m actually very happy that I made the switch. Sis has very sensitive skin and I have been pleased that the cloth diapers do not irritate her. I have also found that washing cloth diapers is a lot easier than I thought it would be.
Today I was visiting my grandparents and my Papa couldn’t understand why I had Sis in cloth. He said he remembered helping his mama wash cloth diapers and he thought it was gross. That was with a washboard, though. The washing machine is much easier and no, poop doesn’t get left behind inside of it!
I cloth diaper because it’s good for my baby, it’s better for the environment, it’s cheaper than disposables, and it’s cute. Yes, I love Sis’s little fluffy butt when she’s wearing an adorable cloth diaper with a cute print.
Tomorrow I will be reviewing our Sunbaby cloth diapers. Right now, they make up the majority of our stash. I don’t have a whole lot to compare them, too, but hopefully you will find the review useful if you plan to cloth diaper your little one!