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It’s been a little while since I talked about cloth diapers. I did a series on it awhile ago. I know that cloth diapering is really popular right now for many reasons. Some switch to cloth because it’s cute, some because it’s economical, and other because it’s cheap. I personally started because it’s cheaper than using disposable diapers. I was looking for a way to save money. However, like many other people who cloth diaper, I got sucked into all the cute prints and different types of cloth diapers that...

This is the last post in a cloth diaper series. So far, I’ve talked about why I switched to cloth, my cloth diaper washing routine, how I fight diaper rash, and how I convinced my husband to do cloth diapers. This post is all about the money side of cloth diapers.  I’ve seen a lot of bloggers claim that they saved over $1000 by switching to cloth. I wasn’t too sold on that fact, so I decided to do some math on my own.  I always buy the cheapest disposable diapers I can that aren’t super crappy. That usually...

One of the things that a lot of people have asked me since I started cloth diapering is how my daughter doesn’t get diaper rashes with that wet fabric right next to her. Many people assume that rashes would be worse with cloth than with disposable.  Not true. At least not for us. Since we started cloth diapering, my daughter has only had one rash, and I wouldn’t really call it a rash. Just a little irritation. While there is no compelling evidence that cloth keeps rashes away, here is my theory: many people wait too long...

The biggest question I get about using cloth diapers is how I wash them. How do I handle washing out dirty diapers. I have to say that I was really worried about this part, but I figured if so many other people were doing it, so could I! It couldn’t possibly be that bad, right?  Because I switched to cloth after my daughter was 14 months old, I got lucky. I only clean poppy diapers about once a day, sometimes every other day. I know that by the time my next kid comes around, things will be a bit different with a newborn. But...

One of the hardest things a lot of women who wish to cloth diaper have to go through is convincing their significant other that cloth diapering is a good thing. Here’s the thing. Cloth diapering is NOT a good thing for everybody. For instance, if you don’t have a washer and dryer in your home, DON’T DO IT! Seriously. Unless you are super dedicated and planning on going to the laundry mat 3-5 times a week &/or washing your diapers by hand, don’t do it. It is okay to use disposable diapers. They are an amazing...

  My little girl just turned one in May. Ever since her older brother was born, I toyed with the idea of using cloth diapers. They are so stinking (pun intended) cute, and I had heard tell of how they can save you a couple thousand dollars during the diapering years, plus the whole they-are-good-for-the-environment thing. But, I never actually did it. My first was in disposable diapers for his entire diapering career. When my little girl was born, my first was still in diapers and just barely over a year old, so cloth diapering seemed...