Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cloth diapers!

After a LOT of consideration, we have decided to use cloth diapers for our little girl. Thanks to some great advice from a number of different friends, we have chosen to go with these awesome BumGenius All-in-One diapers from Now both of our parents used cloth diapers for us 25 years ago, but if you didn't have a diaper service, there was a LOT to mess with - prefolding the diapers, pinning them, putting the outer cover on, etc. With these diapers, you don't have to do any of that. Really, they work just like disposables. Except according to and all of my friends' research as well as our own, we will be saving approximately $1500, just on our first baby.

And aren't they cute! We (well, I) did have to resist the urge to get pink diapers for Anna Kate, knowing that we will be using these for any subsequent little brothers or sisters. Which is where the monetary savings REALLY kicks in. So we are just going to get neutral colors. Anyway, if any of you out there are considering cloth diapering, please let me know and I can give you a lot more information on purchasing, washing, etc. But to sum it up, here are some of the main reasons we decided to go with cloth (in no particular order):

1. Financial savings
2. Better for baby's skin
3. Reports of earlier potty training
4. Less environmental waste
5. Cuteness!

And, thank you so much to Luke's mom and dad who purchased our first set for us! We really appreciate it and know that Anna Kate will too!

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