Back in August of 2012 Jason and I were invited to a cloth diaper party. Yup, it’s exactly what you think. Its a party to see all about cloth diapers and get to know a companies product, very much like Tupperware and candle parties. Friends of ours had started trying out cloth diapers on their little guy (see the little man in the right of the photo) the month before and were really happy with the diapers they had been using from Tender Tushies.
- On average it costs $2500(ish) to use disposable diapers until your child is two years old… OUCH! That is a trip, car insurance, and many other things right there.
- Getting enough cloth diapers to last you not just one child, but through two or more will cost you $200. That’s it! Though many will spend more because new patterns and colours come out, and diaper get improved upon. (Did you know there are massive cloth diaper groups who have members looking to buy used cloth diapers? So long as your cloth diapers are still in good shape you could sell them if you want to when you are done with them.)
- Disposable diapers contain a bunch of chemical junk in them, this is a likely source for Everly’s brutal diaper rash.
- Diaper explosions .. we’ve had a few “blow outs” with Everly in the disposables, the cloth diapers seem to contain them a whole lot better and we don’t have to hose down our kid because of the mess.
- No, cloth diapering does not have to involve folding fabric and using safety pins. If this was the case I would be doomed because I would most likely stab myself or my daughter with the safety pins and that is a risk I am not willing to take. The cleaning process also does not require a nasty bucket with them soaking in disgusting water til laundry day. The whole process of cloth diapering has totally improved.
- All of the cloth diapers we have from Tender Tushies are made with snaps, good luck to my munchkin in trying to get them open on her own! If she did get one open, then I have a kid with super baby strength and possibly have a super hero on my hands.
- Cloth diapers don’t leave your kid smelling like a stink bomb, but since it is harder to smell you do have to be proactive about checking your kid for when they need a diaper change.
- Did I mention how cute the patterns are, and how bright the colours are on the solid colour ones? This is just an added bonus that they look great compared to plain disposables.