Friday, August 27, 2010
Cloth diapers. :)
I was looking on Ebay for affordable cloth diapers, as most packs of 20-30 (which is ideal) are about $300 or more. Thankfully, I found a 30 pack of Sunbaby 3.0 that are only $175. I realize that cheaper may be too good to be true, but I've done some research and have read plenty of reviews. I feel pretty good about it and I feel the investment is worth it. Also, the product can be sent back in 30 days if unsatisfactory. Good deal. :)
The great thing about these diapers is that they are all in one diapers - going from size extra small to large. They have adjustable snaps. The site says it fits from 7-35 pounds. That's a long time! I believe if we take good care of these, we could be saving ourselves loads of money.
I also like that these diapers are a little easier to manage. I have honestly had a hard time understanding the concept of cloth diapering and all that is involved. The Walmart Gerber brand work for some I am sure, but I didn't want to have to use the rubber pants or the pins. From the way it looks, these will be pretty easy to maintain and take care of.
I understand this is extra laundry, but I'm down with that. :)
A lot of people think cloth diapering is gross because of the poop factor, but even with disposables you'll be messing with poop. If you have a kid, you'll be messing with spit up and snot and crazy food messes. (I'm sure there's more in that list, but I've never been there! ha) A little extra poop in my life isn't going to kill me.
$175 is a little bit of an investment for us, considering we're on a pretty tight budget. However, in the grand scheme of things, I think it's worth it. I love saving money and I love living as simply & cheaply as I can. I'll post in a few months when we buy them and make the transition to talk about how it works out. ;)