Saturday, June 6, 2009

To Cloth Diaper or Not....

I typically "check in" with the lady who blogs at www.simplemom.net. She is interesting, gifted in domesticity and has free, worthwhile giveaways on her blog. If you not visited her site yet, you definitely, definitely, definitely should. Two days ago, I read or rather viewed this post about cloth diapering. If ever you have been intimidated by the process of cloth diapering, this video will change your perspective and make it seem a lot more friendly and a lot less yucky.

Today, I read this post and my interest in cloth diapering has been further renewed. I can't say for sure that we will be going ahead with this but I do think that I will start making my own wipes solution and I already have a ton of baby washcloths that I NEVER use which could easily be converted into bum wipes.... so how's that for saving money? In fact, with all this attempted potty training we've been doing with Meira, I am thinking maybe we'll just infant potty train little Miss Natalie Viann. The technical term is "Elimination Communication." Then, all three kids will be potty training (technically, Ethan is just "in training" at night so we are third of the way there to the land of the diaper-free!) and we'll be out of diapers in no time! Take that Huggies, Pampers, LUVS, et al! 

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I love the name! And you would be my hero if you ECed a newborn along with potty-training/caring for two other kids. Seriously, that would be awesome.

If you ever want to come by and check out, feel, and practice on a stuffed animal any cloth diapers, I have a (too large) stash of many different kinds--prefolds, covers, fitteds, pockets, all-in-ones... Seriously, just let me know!

Becky said...

I have gone back and forth with cloth diapers and I am using them with Seattle and really enjoying it this time. I think you should go for it, but promise yourself that you will stick it out through the transition. It takes a while to get used to the extra laundry.

Janette said...

You are a brave soul! Let me know how it goes.

Tammy said...

I think it's a great idea and will really save money as long as grandparents can still use the disposables :-)

We used both on Trey, but decided to give up something else and stuck w/disposables-challenging being in school and different schedules, but....with your determination-I'm sure that you could do it.

jenna said...

Hey, if you want you can buy my cloth diapers. I really don't have any place to hang them in my new house. I have about 30 of them. Let me know.

By the way, good luck with the EC thing... esp with 2 others. Ha!