Our project for this weekend was to learn about cloth diapers. We are using cloth diapers for two reasons. #1. They are environmentally friendly. I don't even use plastic sandwich baggies, so how could I send dozens of disposable diapers to the dump each week? #2. They save money. Initially, there will be a high cost, but then we won't have to rely on buying diapers at the store each week! Those two reasons are why cloth diapers are a must for our little babe.
To learn about diapers, we visited the store Cotton Babies next to Whole Foods in Town and Country. Cotton Babies sells three diapering systems. We learned about all of them and were very tempted by the Econobum system where you could diaper a baby from 7 to 35 pounds for $100. Quite economical. However, the sales consultant was honest about those diapers being economical, but not necessarily the best at preventing messes. YUK. We learned about two more systems and have decided to go with the BumGenius Organic. These diapers can be adjusted to fit a child from 7 to 35 pounds (that's what all the snaps are for!). They are also good at keeping messes contained (A MUST!) and we have friends who use and like this system. Plus, John and Sherry from Young House Love use them. They wrote a Everything About Cloth Diapers post that basically sold me on these diapers.
Check out The Bump page- my stomach is def. growing. The baby is the size of an avocado this week which seems huge!! I've been feeling good so far this week, except for my seasonal allergies which have arrived in full force. I'm hoping to get through them without taking medicine, but we'll see how long I last!