Okay, so I considered cloth diapers for Cohen. I thought since most of our moms used them, I could use them too. And they are WAY better these days then just using a "burp cloth" and pins. I never really researched too much into cloth diapers, so I just went for the regular disposables. I am going to use cloth diapers with this kiddo though. I've done a lot of research and cost-comparison between cloth and disposables. Here is what I've discovered.
*It is an initial investment of around $350 for enough diapers and liners for 1 week, but they can be used for more than one child.
*Most brands are adjustable from 7-35 pounds so they will grow with my child.
*They decrease diaper rash from 70% to around 10%.
*They come in cute colors and patterns.
***The obvious...They are so much better for our planet. We recycle everything at our house. If it can be recycled, we do it. Chad is so great about this too. So cloth diapers are an obvious choice for our recycling family.
The hard part is going to be getting Chad on board with this. He won't mind the initial cost because he is all about saving money, and he realizes how much money we saved with Cohen by me nursing him for 11 months. The problem is going to be getting him to actually use cloth diapers.
I'm going to buy a few now to test on Cohen. He gets diaper rash every time he eats citrus fruits so I want to see if it really does decrease the risk of diaper rash. He also has solid poo, so that will be an easy start to test how easy they are to clean. And Cohen only needs his diaper changed about 5 times a day versus the 12-18 times per day of a newborn. So I am off to Babies R Us tomorrow to buy 4 cloth diapers with my 20% off coupon to "test" on the Co-bug.
I'll let you know how it goes....