One decision we made even before I got pregnant was that we would use cloth diapers. At the time, these were the factors that played into our decision:
- Over time, they are less expensive than disposables. I'm not going to lie, this is the MAIN reason we chose cloth.
- Supposedly children with cloth diapers potty train earlier than those with disposables because they feel the wetness.
- I could get a plain white diaper without Elmo on it. I kid you not, this did actually help me make the decision. What 3-month-old is even aware of a muppet on their diaper? I continue my campaign for plain, solid infant wear.
After choosing cloth and using them, here's the reasons I would continue:
- Convenience: I never worry about having to run to the store for diapers or order them online. I keep her size of disposables on hand in case we need them, but usually we end up the last week that they will possibly fit her, running through them.
- Comfort: After feeling how soft the fabric is on her fuzzi bunz, I know they have to feel better on her skin than disposable.
- The don't leak. When she has worn disposables, lots of times, she's blown out the top of them. That's never happened with the cloth diapers. Once she blew through a leg, however.
Doesn't this look like a satisfied baby?