Cloth diapering, six months in

It’s been about six months since we started cloth diapering Noah, so I thought I would give a little update on the ups and downs and ins and outs of the experience we’ve had.

Since the initial investment of purchasing 26 Bum Genius 4.0s, two wet bags and two diaper pail liners, we have not spent additional money on cloth diapering. I think our investment was probably around $400, so it was good chunk of change up front.

These days we cloth diaper about 75% of the time. We use disposables on trips out of town and when I’m slacking on doing diaper laundry. I typically wash diapers every 2-3 days, and I’m still working on getting into a good rhythm of washing and stuffing. Ideally I would be able to stuff in the evenings, but washing  and drying takes so much time that it’s just hard for me to get the timing down for some reason!

We also had a bit of a setback around Thanksgiving when our washing machine broke. We weren’t able to purchase our new one for about a month, and there was just no way with our schedules that we could cloth diaper during that time.

Aside from that hiccup, cloth diapering has gone pretty smoothly. I absolutely prefer using cloth. I feel like it’s been a great choice for us. Noah does well with them, and both Bobby and I like them. When we have him in disposables, I’d say he’s a bit more prone to diaper rash.

It’s also nice not to have to buy disposables all that often. I think I buy them maybe once a month at this point.

We absolutely plan to keep Noah in cloth until he is potty trained, and we will also be putting our subsequent kids in cloth. It’s been a great investment for us!

If you want to know more about it, feel free to leave me a comment! I love answering questions (as best I can) about cloth diapering!


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