This is an update to an old post. I am frequently asked about my experience using cloth, so I decided to repost this, and update with my new thoughts at the end. Enjoy!
I enjoy spreading as much “crunchy” goodness as the next person. But when it comes to cloth diapering. I am really starting to question my own motives. Yes I love that I don’t have to buy disposables every single week, and that all I have to do is throw them in the wash, but the hard is the obessession with prints.
Although what is pictured is not my complete stash, the items in the picture alone are worth about $400-I believe my entire stash is around $800 last we counted. There is just something about the beautiful colors and prints (oh dear goodness the prints!!), that I absolutely cannot get enough of! I like to think that cloth diapering in general gives us moms a unique hobby. You can get some awesome and cute diapers for your baby’s bottom, and when you are done you are guarenteed (depending on how you care for them) to make at least 60% of your money back. I sold four diapers on Saturday alone for $120—yes 4 diapers. Because they were prints and HTF’s (hard to find), people have a tendency to go absolutely bonkers over them.
What I love about cloth diaper is it’s good to know that I can just throw a diaper on her and not have to worry about it throwing away, or the overnight diaper having mush come out of it. So if you are seriously considering cloth diapering-whether to save or make money, I thoroughly suggest you check out all of the brands.
It has been about eight months since we have finished cloth diapering. Although Sarah is potty trained, I do occasionally use our remaining cloth on long outings (such as our trips to the zoo, out of town, etc;). So here is my *new* take on how our cloth diapering journey went.
If I can be honest, cloth diapering wasn’t bad, but it was hard at times. Even so, I want to say that cloth is still something everyone can do. Our washing machine broke twice, and after the second time we were with out one for nearly a year. So I was hauling diapers to the laundry mat multiple times a week, and washing them by hand as well. While painstakingly annoying, it wasn’t the end of the world.
Even though our journey is over, I have still made it my goal to #makeclothmainstream. Throughout our journey I can honestly say the best brand out there is Lalabye Baby. The owner is amazing, and does her best to make sure she can answer any questions you may have. If you want to know more about why I chose to cloth diaper check out this post I wrote for the Columbia SC Moms Blog “Cloth Diapering: 3 (Very Good Reasons) to Make the Big Switch“.
Have you tried cloth diapering? Why or why not? If you are curious about cloth and have any questions please drop me a line below and I will answer!!
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.