Monday, July 11, 2011
My Journey to Cloth Diapering
I started cloth diapering just over a month ago, and I am officially obsessed! I spend any free moment I can grab entering cloth diaper giveaways, reading cloth diaper reviews, connecting with other cloth diapering moms, shopping for more diapers for my stash online, searching for deals, and now sharing all of that info with all of you on my new cloth diaper centered blog!
A friend had told me about cloth diapering while I was still pregnant. She even wrote an entire blog post about all of the benefits and aimed it right at me, she even mentioned my name in the post! It sparked my interest to save money and help the environment, but (because I hadn't tried it) I was still scared of poop. I had a get together with friends while pregnant called a "Beer and Diapers Party". Everyone that came to have a few beers with my husband also brought a pack of diapers. It is kind of a man baby shower. We ended up with tons of boxes of disposables. We used those while our LO was in newborn diapers and went through a box of size one as well. Then, I was at another friend's house for a play date about 3 months in and she was cloth diapering as well. I asked if I could watch her do it and if she could show me a few things. After she showed me flushable liners and her sprayer, and just how easy they went on.... I was sold. I went straight home and let the researching begin! I was FASCINATED to say the least.
Here we are just a little over a month later. I have 8 different brands, I have hook and loop, snaps, hybrids, prefolds, covers, pockets, AIOs, and fitteds. I use the sprayer daily, but haven't really seen the need for the flushable liners unless I need to use a diaper rash cream. I find it relaxing to do the diaper laundry and stuff the pockets on my pocket diapers. I am now a raving fan of Rockin Green as well. I plan to use cloth until she is potty trained and will again with my next (if there is one).
I am still yet to win a giveaway and I swear I have entered hundreds, but I am still hoping to check my email one day and see that I won! And, since I just love to see people win, I am going to host cloth diaper and baby related giveaways on my blog as well! Don't miss it! We already have 7 sponsors lined up for a big grand opening giveaway (I just started this blog last week)! Details will be posted soon!
So for you other CDers, tell me... what made you want to start cloth diapering and what is your favorite type of diaper?