Thursday, September 9, 2010
Cloth Diapers- Where to begin?!?!
I didn't start using cloth on Noah until he was 7 months old. Some of my friends were using them and I was interested. Then after talking to a fellow mom friend I found out that there was a cloth diaper store in the town next to ours. So that got me even more interested. But hubby (and myself) were worried about costs. Seemed like it was super expensive to start out, especially since I didn't even know which kind I wanted to use!
Which kind should I buy?
I mention the cloth diaper store because that was such a big help to me! I highly suggest checking to see if your town or somewhere nearby has a store that cells cloth diapers. A lot of stores have trial programs to start you out. I paid $10 to try every cloth diaper I was interested in and to try for 2 weeks. Whatever I didn't like I could return and whatever I did like I kept and paid the difference. I think I got everything from prefolds to all in ones. It was really helpful! If you don't have a nearby store or if your local store doesn't offer a trial package you can even get them online! Nicki's Diapers, Mom's Milk Boutique, and Jillian's Drawers .... just to name a few. I definately suggest trying a couple different kinds of coth diapers before buying all of one kind, even if you don't do a trial package. Odds are you will like a few different kinds.
What works best?
How do I care for cloth diapers?
Isn't it expensive to start out?