Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Trying something new.

In addition to being new parents Dalton and I have decided
to go all out and try something else that will be completely
new to us. That's right...Cloth Diapering!

I'm sure some of you right now are in the process of thinking how disgusting this sounds, or how stupid it is, or probably thinking there is no way in hell you would use cloth diapers.

And I don't blame you at all. We were both extremely iffy on it in the beginning and in some ways still are. BUT after doing some basic math we discovered that we could end up saving $3,000 or more!! Of course a few things come in to play when figuring up these savings,
one being how long it takes us to get him potty trained and things like that...

But seriously who wouldn't at least want to give it a try after seeing a number like that? I will admit the initial price of these diapers were not cheap but there are many different brands and so far already I've learned that with cloth diapering you can make it as expensive or inexpensive 
as you want. They have so many options now and things that make it more convenient for both parents and baby.

I will say that after feeling these I'm glad to know my LO will have these on his bottom instead of that scratchy plastic that is in disposable dipes. Aside from saving money there are many other benefits from using cloth as well. One being few or possibly no rashes. Not to mention they are
absolutely adorable! :D And if you are one of those crazy earth mums then these are obviously better for the environment also.

A lovely lady here in Germany (that I met through a parenting fb page) gave me some wonderful advice on CD and really helped me get excited about it rather than being a nervous wreck about the possible disaster this could turn in to.  She also introduced me to this wonderful website. http://pinstripesandpolkadots.com/. It has all the info you need to get you started...from choosing your dipes to washing and taking care of them. I have to admit after actually sitting down and
doing some research it doesn't seem near as bad as I originally thought.

I can't wait for Owen to get here and grow a little so we can give these a try. And of course I will be updating on here to let everyone know how it's going :D So stay tuned.

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