This has to be the most controversial choice that we have made in our whole pregnancy, I feel like it is probably the most under-represented but rewarding choice. That could be a complete hyperbole, but I really have no doubts about the decision. The benefits out weight the tribulations for our small family and I think that is really what matters most here. Every parent has to consider what things they value for their child’s life and make the decisions that they see as best. I am no exception, despite still being very pregnant! Even my mom was not on board when I first told her that I was strongly considering cloth diapering! She was coming from a place of her own experience, which is understandable. When she had me, she tried to cloth diaper but was very grossed out by the idea. I don’t blame her! A diaper change isn’t the glamorous side of having a baby. Cloth diapering in some ways takes away from the façade. When I say that, I just mean that with disposables, you are much more easily protected from the fact that you’re handling human feces. With cloth diapering, you aren’t given that same façade and you must be a little more conscious about what your baby is putting out of its wee body. And my mom is very much so the most feminine of females, i.e. she has no tolerance for icky! But I do respect her opinion, given that she has more experience than I do so I set out to make her see my side more clearly, so that she could at least understand why I’ve made this choice. I think I have successfully won her over after showing her the cute prints cloth diapers are available in. The facts were inconsequential but the cuteness definitely convinced her to join me on the cloth side! However, as my pregnancy progressed and more people found out about my decision to cloth diaper, I realized quickly that she is not the only one who had these same ideas about cloth.
In this post, I intend to show the benefits that my family sees in cloth diapering, as well as dispelling some myths that friends and family have made me aware of about cloth. I understand that this choice is not preferable for everyone. I understand that there are certain lines people don’t want to cross. I also understand that what works for our family may not work for others. But I hope to at least educate those that have no knowledge or misinformed knowledge about a great option for your baby. Even if you do not commit to cloth full-time, a part-time inclusion of cloth to your disposable diapering routine can still bring many of the benefits that I will explain later.Read more