Before my daughter was born, I approached this subject with friends with young children and was advised that cloth diapers are not a good idea. They’re messy, leak and are, according to some sources, not any better for the environment than disposables. I was also told that babies get diaper rash more frequently with cloth diapers, they’re bulky and less comfortable for baby, and they require extra time and energy, especially if you wash them yourself. Basically, friends told us we’d be a little crazy to sign up for cloth diapering along with new parenting.
Having considered all of these points, I just couldn’t stand the thought of my daughter’s waste wrapped in plastic in a landfill for the next three hundred years.
Therefore, we took the gamble and invested in cloth diapers. After much research, we chose FuzziBunz®. They offer beautiful, functional diapers in a rainbow of colors. When the gorgeous bouquet arrived in the mail I was so excited. I tucked them all into a big basket and showed a friend the arc of pretty little diapers. She rolled her eyes and said, “Oh yeah. I’m sure that’s exactly how it’s going to be.”
I have to say, it IS just how it’s been. I have LOVED cloth diapering, and 17 months later, I’ve never purchased a disposable for out little girl.
The white microfleece that touches her skin is incredibly soft. Forget about pins; these diapers are fashioned so that they grow with baby, featuring a multitude of snaps. And the color choice (they now offer some prints, as well) is so sweet; they negate the need for diaper covers.
They’re not cheap, (they generally run about $18/diaper and $5 per insert) but they’ve paid for themselves dozens of times over. Their re-sell value is terrific (check out eBay), and I love that she’s so comfortable. As far as washing, I find it to be a non-issue. I’m doing so much laundry, anyway, I hardly notice the difference.
So, I’ve become a cloth fan. And some of the friends who advised us against them have had their second. Guess what? They’re using FuzziBunz®.
So tell us.
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