Well, I'm 29 weeks now--really feeling it! I'm pretty sure I am the size I was when my other children were born, and I've still got a LONG way to go--yikes!
But I thought I'd write today about cloth diapers. I used disposables with my other 2, and really hated to do it. But I knew no one who used CD, except for one cousin,
and she is the *crunchiest* person I know. I mean, she lived in Niger, working for the peace corps for 2 years, in a grass hut. Could I ever do that--no way! So I figured cloth diapers were just too crunchy for me too.
But this time around, with the twins, I feel sick to my stomach thinking of all the disposable diapers we will go through, not to mention the costs, right?
And I've come to find a few friends who also use CD, and love them. So, a few months back, I started doing my research, and let me just say, I've been blown away! By the options, the ease, the people who use them...it seems like a new addiction--but a good one :)
There are soooo many otpiotn to choose from, it is actually a bit overwhelming. But I think I've
narrowed it down to just a few I want to try. And I'm going to try not to get too caught up in trying lots of new kinds--after all, I do want to save some money in the end :) I think I will go with one sized diapers, which means they are adjustable in size, and can be used for babies 8 pounds to around 25-30 pounds. I've also decided to try pocket diapers, specifically "Smartipants" so that I don't have to pull the insert out of the dirty diaper, but it will agitate itself right out in the wash. I'm also planning to try some gro-babies and maybe Bum Genius, too.
I'm going to buy a few different ones, once the babies are born, and try them to se which I like best. So, for the first few weeks, I'll be using diaposables, and I'm sure I'll keep some on hand to use for traveling (or days when the laundry is not done yet...) but for the most part, we're going to be giving our babies those cute little (BIG) fluffy booties that come from CD's.
I can't wait!!!
Here's a cute little video that a mom in New Zealand made about using Cloth "Nappies" and the message is pretty clear!
An Inconvenient Poop (just click on this title for the link)