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A Green Rainbow

Happy belated Earth Day!

We decided before Norah born that we wanted to use cloth diapers. Not only would it save thousands of diapers from ending up in our local landfill, it would save us thousands of dollars too (especially if we have more than one kiddo)! Though there is a larger financial investment upfront (the kinds we got were around $18 each), after that it’s simply the cost of doing laundry.

We ended up buying 25 total diapers — about half are Bum Genius 4.0‘s, and the other half are Fuzzibunz. We chose to get the kind with snaps, because I read they would last longer than velcro.  Despite having enough diapers to last us through a couple of days, we usually do a load of diaper laundry every day.  We don’t like to run out of clean diaps, even though we do have a small emergency back-up pack of disposables.

We started using them when Norah outgrew the newborn-sized disposable diapers. We didn’t want to invest in newborn cloth diapers (it seems silly since they can only fit into them for a few weeks, plus newborns go through so many diapers each day!).  I think we switched when she was 5 or 6 weeks old.

So far, we love cloth diapering! They’re adorable and they don’t seem to leak any more than the disposables did. We were also lucky enough to find a daycare provider that allows cloth diapers!

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P.S.  I wrote this whole blog entry on my iPhone, trying out the WordPress app.  My only complaint is that I couldn’t put the photo where I wanted.  =)

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April 28, 2012 - Posted by | Green living, Parenting | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] I’d share an update on how things are going and what we think of the whole thing.  My first post on cloth diapers gives info on our stash, if you’re […]

    Pingback by Update on cloth diapering « our wee home | March 6, 2013 | Reply


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