Friday, July 25, 2014
Why Do YOU Cloth Diaper? (+ 5 Surprising Reasons to Fall in Love With Cloth)
Is it to save money? To keep harsh chemicals away from your baby? Reduce waste in the landfills? Or perhaps you just like the way cloth looks over disposable? Or even feel like that's what you're 'supposed' to do?
For me, it was a combination of factors that weighed into my decision to use cloth. I loved that it was better for baby and the environment...and yes, even that they were cute. But the number one deciding factor for us was the cost. When we decided to add onto our family, we knew that as a single income military family we would have to watch our budget carefully in order to make it work. Cloth diapering was one easy way that we knew we could save a ton of money. Sure the initial investment was steep, but at 11 months old we've paid just around $200 to diaper our girl...well worth the cost!
Regardless of why you started to cloth diaper, most of us find MANY more reasons to love it as we go. In fact, some of us might even become a little bit addicted! (It's hard not to become addicted when there are so many adorable options, right?) Want to know some surprising reasons I've found to love cloth more? Check out my post here at the Smarti Pants blog!!
Why did you choose to use cloth? Have there been any surprising reasons you've fallen even more in love? I'd love to hear all about it!