New to cloth?

I’m so excited to use cloth diapers on our little one!  My husband and I practically knew right away that we would use cloth diapers. I admit though, that it’s not because we wanted to really save the earth, or do something more environmentally friendly ( although that is part of the reason, of course) but the main thing that has got us into this idea is the saving money part! Who couldn’t benefit from saving money? Well, I’ll tell ya-  we sure could! 

And so we begin the cloth diaper journey….. 

 It’s especially interesting because most ( read: all)  of our family ( even a lot of our friends!)  think were  “crazy” and surely we’ll give up or throw in the towel because it will be ” far too much work.” Or it’s “really not saving a lot of money because you are going to be doing so much laundry and think of all the water that will waste!” 

I always come back with a comment like, ” What’s an extra load of laundry gonna hurt?” Or, ” How hard is it to throw some diapers in the washing machine, press start,  and throw them in the basket when they’re done drying?” Or.. my favorite, ” If it saves me money, I am so down with doing an extra loud of laundry!!” 
PLUS, these things are cute. I mean, really. Who wouldn’t love to see a baby’s bum in a cloth diaper? A cute wee little baby’s bum. 
I just wanted to share a few websites that I’ve found that have really helped me figure out the best wash/dry method, which cloth is the best/worse, and how all this stuff works… 
( See, if my family was reading this, they would think that all that learning and researching sounds like so much awful work. But not to us….) 😉 
First, Pin Stripes and Polka Dots  is a fun website that I just came across. It talks about the basics, but my favorite is the detergent choices  which shows all the different types of laundry detergents and how well they work, or don’t work with cloth diapers. If you’re trying to figure out what detergent to use, I would highly recommend checking out this page! 
Diaper Decisions looks at the cost comparisons of different types of cloth diapers to disposables which is a fun thing to see.. and possibly convince you to cloth diaper?!
I’m sure there are many more, these are just the two that I’ve looked at lately, and wanted to pass along!
What’s your favorite cloth diaper informational site? 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

One thought on “New to cloth?

  1. Cloth diapering is as easy as you think it is! I cloth diapered my son for well over two years prior to potty learning (then we used mainly cloth pull ups and underwear). I never understand the fuss people make as it is so easy! Cheaper, cleaner and you never run out because all you need to to is put them in the washing machine. We used prefolds for the first 6 months then went on to Motherease for the remainder of our cloth diapering time. I am currently gathering them all again for use with number 2! Also I love geeking out about ways to get them white and fresh, but I am not very cool ; )I’m sure you’ll love your cloth diapering adventure.

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