Saturday, July 30, 2011

Going Green ~ Cloth Diapering

I get funny looks when I say I use cloth diapers.  I got many funny looks from my husband when I suggested that we consider cloth diapering, but cloth diapers have come a long way...

 The main thing that caused both of us to immediately switch to cloth diapers was when we found out (via Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, And, Perhaps, Your Sanity)  how many dangerous chemicals are found in diapers.  Cloth diapers are not for everyone, but they do protect baby's bottom from scary stuff.  (I confess that we do use chlorine free disposable diapers and little g inserts at night.)

 Cloth wipes thus far have cost me fifty cents!  They are cut from flannel blankets, sheets, and one worn out beach towel.  Badger balm has been our choice of diaper cream for over a year now.  Not only does Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep give it a very low toxicity rating, but it works better than any other balm I've ever used. 

Even Ana (who is potty training)  wears cloth training pants for her nap.  I used to think they were saggy.  Now I just think they are cute.  


  1. My parents used cloth diapers at least part of the time when I was a baby, so it has never struck me as an especially crazy choice! Still, I know I'll have several practical questions before I make that choice for my future kids. At least now I'll know who to consult with when that time comes!

  2. My parents also cloth diapered, or should I say my mom cloth diapered- LOL! Now though, it's much easier. She tried to talk me out of it a bit, but once she saw the diapers she was jealous! Please, when the time comes, I would love to talk more about it! I have many more resources as well other than the one I mentioned.

  3. I use cloth, too! I've been doing it for 3 years now and don't regret it a bit. Before I had DS #1, someone told me I'd give up after a month...I guess they were wrong!! haha!!

  4. Becki! My mom cloth diapered us too!