Yes! I do!! I recently started sewing my son cloth diapers and using them, and I wish I had switched sooner! Here is why. Not only is it better for the environment, it is also better for my baby and my pocketbook. Did you know that disposable diapers can cost between $1500 and $2500 before your baby potty trains? For me it was costing an average of $60 a month to keep my son in diapers. With a little research I found I could make a supply of diapers for my son for $100!!
Now I know what went through my mind when I first thought of using cloth diapers, “they’re going to be really bulky and are always going to be wet.” What I found out was there are new fabrics out there that wick moisture away from the skin AND they don’t have to be super huge and bulky either! When he is dressed you can’t even tell he is wearing a cloth diaper! I have found he has less rashes and irritation wearing cloth diapers too! No yucky chemicals next to the skin to bother him!
Now let me talk a little about the mountains of garbage that used to come out of my house each week! We have a big garbage can that was always filled to overflowing before the garbage man came each week. There were literally 8-10 bags each week filled mainly with diapers! The first week I switched to cloth diapers there were only 3 bags of garbage to put out!!! The can was only half full!!! Now imagine how much garbage I am keeping out of a landfill! Then imagine if more people switched to cloth, how much garbage we could keep from junking up God’s world??
Anyway, to all you mamas with little ones still in diapers, I am not saying you should switch, but maybe just think about it!