Tuesday, February 3, 2009

You Use Cloth Diapers in 2009??

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!


  1. I just found out I am pregnant and I want to start making these to stock pile. Do you have a link on how to make them and what fabrics you used available?



  2. Hi Rachel! Here are some links!

    (this is where I got my pattern and some soaker fabrics)

    (this is where I got my PUL and 100% cotton terry cloth)

    I used a layer of PUL to make them waterproof, two layers of flannel or french terry and 4-5 layers of soaker material. On the outside I used different prints to make them cute! Let me know if you need any help!

  3. None of the patterns look like your with the velcro. Could you tell me what pattern you used? Thanks

  4. http://www.celticclothswholesale.com/fabrics_309/Little-Comet-Tails-Little-Starter-Cloth-Diaper-Pattern.htm

    This link above will take you to the one I used. There is the option to use velcro in it. This one http://www.celticclothswholesale.com/fabrics_320/Little-Comet-Tails-Little-One-Size-Cloth-Diaper-Pattern.htm
    might be better for you though, since you are starting with a new born. Sorry it took me a few days to respond, I didn't see your post till today! HTH, Lucy :)