After my review on the diapers that we tried in the sample pack, we’ve decided to go with something that we have not tested out. Hemp diapers. There are so many reasons why we decided to go with hemp. They are more expensive than cotton but these are the reasons that changed our minds:
- stronger than cotton
- has natural antibacterial ingredients
Here is a video to show how easy it is to use hemp diapers!
The covers can be bought at your local baby store for about $10 each. We have 5 covers for 30 cloth diapers. Even if the cover is waterproof, I still wash it often and change into a new one because the trim is not waterproof so it can absorb pee.
We also have a couple of AIO (All In One) diapers from Kushies for days when all the covers are soiled. You can get them from BRU or TJ Kids for about $12 each. No cover is required and they work exactly like a disaposable. AIO diapers are a great way to see if you can handle using cloth diapers before committing to the switch. AIOs are not as absorbant and leak-proof as hemp or cotton diapers.
My dear wife has asked me (several times now) to post on the blog and explain the decision as to why we will be using cloth diapers.
There’s a multitude of information and resources and I’m not too interested in regurgitating word for word what’s out there. I’ll append a list of resources at the end of this post. Briefly here are my comments.
Why cloth diapers? Why anything?
There are clear benefits to using cloth diapers to the environment, to the child and to the wallet. The opportunity cost is time in the form of more work, principally in laundry.
For me, the benefits outweigh the costs. At least the theory does at this point. I’ll find out when I give it a try. That’s the simple explanation.
The longer one is this.
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