Thursday, April 28, 2011

People these days

Okay, I'll admit, I can be judgmental at times...who can't to an extent? (If you say you've never judged people, you're lying)
But I'm starting to get a little fed up with the looks I get from people when I tell them I cloth diaper (CD) Cecelia.  I mean, really?  Why is that so weird?  I can see where people think cloth diapers, they think babies bleeding from being stabbed with safety pins and old school leaky plastic covers.  But that is NOT how it is anymore!  Yes, you can still get prefolds and can use pins, but there are now so many more options than that; All In Ones, All In 2's, Pockets, Hybrids, Fitteds and the list goes on! 

And the BEST part?  They're SO SO SO stinking cute!  

Who can resist a cute little fluffy butt?
I sure can't!

What I think is that when people hear cloth diaper, they only think of poop, which we're parents, thats all we think about anyway.  But, people don't think of the savings, and the waste that is being saved.  

HERE is a calculator to show the savings you can occur by using CD's.  I believe the average is about $3,000 for up to 2.5 years of wear, FOR ONE KID!!!!!  Why wouldn't you want to save that money?
As far as waste goes, if a child gets changed 6 times a day for 2.5 years that is 5600 disposable diapers!  Thats a crazy amount of diapers, all just getting dumped in a landfill.  Crazy!

I know jumping into cloth diapering can be scary, but I'm tired of people giving me the side-eye.  So I have one request, even if you don't have any intention of doing CD's at least read up on it and know that those of us who do choose to CD are not crazy!

HERE is a great place to start reading up on all the info that comes with CD's!


  1. I am totally getting the side-eye for even *thinking* about CDing... I agree with you, that most people think of the old school CD's when you talk about it. I will admit, that was my first thought too! But now that I see how cute they are - I can't wait to try it (because I'll have the best teacher as my friend :)!

  2. yay CDs!! gotta love the savings for the next kids after the first, and the fact that you can even sell your CDs when you're done and get most of your initial investment back!

  3. I give you CD momma's props, I couldn't CD, too much work for me! When it comes to normal choices with children, I don't judge. The judgment comes when a child could be hurt or something detrimental is being done to them. Cloth diapering doesn't hurt anyone!

  4. You should move to my town, people give you the side-eye if you don't CD lol. I use disposable diapers because I got tons for my baby shower and I was a little overwhelmed about CDs at first. When we use up all the disposables we'll be CDing.