Thursday, November 11, 2010

I have a plan...and it involves cloth diapers!!! Plus giveaway links!

It's been decided!!! We plan to cloth diaper our babe!!!

(I'm shouting it in announcement so that I can't go back on our decision and we'll definitely have to follow

It was actually DH suggestion several weeks ago. At first I thought he was crazy, but then I began researching, and I must say - they are just too CUTE!

That's what first caught my eye - all the lovely colours and patterns - and sweet little bottoms tucked away in such pretty cloth!

Of course, there are many more reasons to cloth diaper:
1. Economical - the cost savings can be very significant when using cloth vs disposables - disposables can cost upwards of $2800 for a baby's life in diapers - cloth can cost anywhere from $200-$1300 per child. As you can see there's a vast difference!
2. Safer for Baby - disposables can contain dangerous and harsh chemicals - stuff that you wouldn't want next to baby's skin. Cloth diapers come in a variety of materials - many containing all organic and natural fibers.

3. Environmental - obviously reusable cloth diapers don't end up in the landfill - not like the 49 million of disposables that land there EVERY day!

4. More reliable - disposables have a bad habit of allowing blow outs - cloth diapers are made and designed to better prevent such accidents. Now I haven't had the joy of experiencing such an event, but I know I want the best secure diaper there is to prevent them!

5. And many many more advantages! Read up on them here, here, or just do a Google search - there is loads of materials out there to help you make your decision to switch to cloth!

Oh yes, and one more personal bonus for myself and other thrifty mama's (mama's to be) - I can make my own! Stay tuned for posts and updates on my diaper sewing fun!

So of course being the thrifty individual I am, I'm always on the lookout for deals and great giveaways. Interested in some awesome cloth diapers and accessories? Check out these two links here for some current giveaways:

Dirty Diaper Laundry - Baby Behinds Magic All Multi-Fit

Baby Dickey's Giveaways - Sweet Bottom Baby Boutique Giveaway

Oh and this one here for an awesome addition to any baby's nursery:

Dirty Diaper Laundry - Oeko Eco Friendly Glider & Ottoman

Wanna learn more about your cloth diapering options? Check out the Diaper Pin for loads of useful information!


Jeannette November 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

Congratulations on making that decision, I would love to see what pattern you decide to use and how you go about it.

Emily November 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

Congrats!! I'm a 7-week-old Mommy :) and made the decision to use cloth, too. So far, so good! I wish more people would realize how easy it really is.

Sybil November 15, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

I used cloth diapers too. I loved hanging them out on the line to dry. It was a bit of therapy for me.

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} December 13, 2010 at 1:32 PM  

That's great to hear! I plan on using cloth diapers in the future when I have a kid. Report back on how you like them! :)

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