BY SARAH SCALES
In the spirit of the season, it seems like a great time to discuss some of my favorite gift ideas for that special someone on your list who has a baby or is expecting. If you’re a cloth diapering mom yourself, you might want to put a few of these items on your wish list.
Despite my initial reluctance to use cloth wipes (they seemed so expensive!) I have really become a fan. So has my husband, who actually prefers them to disposable wipes. I have found that one can never have too many (cloth) wipes. Like their expensive, disposable counterpart they are multipurpose for gently wiping snotty noses (’tis the season), on-the-go hand washing and of course their intended purpose, wiping bottoms.
Hanging Diaper Pail
Perfect for travel and at home, the hanging diaper pail is one item that is definitely on my list. After the babies are out of diapers, it can be repurposed for transporting wet swimwear or soiled laundry — as we parents all know that accidents will happen from time to time during the initial stages of potty-training!
A Cloth Diaper Stash Upgrade
If you know a mom (maybe it’s you!) who has a cloth diaper stash that’s experienced plenty of wear and tear, splurge for a new color — or maybe even a print — to replace the most worn diaper in the stash or increase your laundering flexibility. Either way, you can never have too many cloth diapers!
The holidays are a time to give thanks for what we have and when we’re able, help those that are less fortunate. If you are not in need of anything more for yourself, consider donating gently used cloth diapers or wipes to a family in need or to an organization that loans cloth diapers to those in need. Diapers are one of the biggest stresses on the budget of a family with young children, cloth diapers can help alleviate that stress.
Sarah Scales is a mom of five including two sets of twins in cloth diapers! When she isn’t blogging for FuzziBunz you can catch her at Upper Middle Mom.