Almost a year ago, I welcomed a bouncing new itty bitty into the world. I decided beforehand that I wanted to try cloth diapering. I did, however have a few stipulations up my sleeve. First, I planned on only using them at home. Second, if I didn’t like it, it was back to disposables all the way. Third, I planned to use disposables while itty bitty was still really new because frankly, why throw one more wrench into the wash, if you know what I mean.
So, itty bitty came, and about six weeks later, I went for it. I cannot tell you how surprised I was to find out how easy peasy they are to use, how comfortable they look (and I assume are), and how easy it is to clean them up. I went with the Bum Genius 3.0. This diaper features the works in ease of use. To make matters easier, I installed the Bum Genius Diaper Sprayer (found here) to the back of my toilet tank. That thing rocks and makes me wonder what people do about cloth diapers without it!
Anyway, the cons…yes, it’s a tad bit harder to deal with the poop situation. But really, it’s not the big of a deal. What’s left after spraying is minimal. And not much more than is left on an outfit after a diaper failure. And washing can be a drag, but not much of a problem there either. But, I’ve had no leaks. None. Gotta love that, right?
So, this Birmingham Mommy gives cloth diapering (my part-time use of) a big fat thumbs up. If you’re even remotely interested in it, contact the folks over at Cotton Babies (and check out their cool FAQ page here). They were a big help with my initial questions.