Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CLOTH DIAPERS, HERE WE COME!


So, I have been talking about turning over to cloth diapers for a few months now. I should say that I have joined the bandwagon of everyone else who is 'going green' but that is NOT at all why I am doing this. In fact, I am so irritated with this 'green' tend, but that is another post for another time. I am sure I have my own personal landfill of disposable diapers out there from changing them for over ten years now. Anyway, my reasoning behind this is simple...the economy! I am just prepping myself for the worst in hopes that the worst won't come. But, if it does, diapers were going to be a big expense that we can't ignore. We will have 2 kids in diapers for at least another year and then one for another 2 years after that. So, I decided to invest in them now so that I won't have to keep forking out $ for the next 3 years. Anyway, I have only done it for a day now but I think so far it sounded scarier than it is. I have to say though, that they have come a very long way since I was a baby, so it really isn't fair to try to compare. My favorite thing is the diaper sprayer, it is like a sink sprayer, only it hooks up to your toilet so that you never have to dunk a poopy diaper into the toilet. In fact, I warned Andy that I better not ever find one of these diapers sitting in the toilet! Anyway, all in all, this isn't my first choice but I am just preparing for the worst. And if the worst never comes, I am taking all of the $ that I saved and treating myself to a trip to Hawaii!!

10 comments:

RPH said...

Wow! I have not checked your blog in a while, but what a post to come to! Good for you! I have used cloth diapers for a long time now, if you have any questions or need any help, let me know. I think I have one of every kind available too if you ever want to come take a look. You are right, it will save you a lot of money (that is the main reason I started.) I could go on and on. Way to go, Lynne!

Jay and Camille said...

You are brave. I don't think I could go to cloth diapers. I have a few friends that swear by them though. Good luck! When is your due date?

Meredith Wilcox said...

Go Lynne!!

Camille said...

I hope it all goes well, if anything it made great dinner converstation at enrichment!

Drew and Valarie's Family Blog said...

Ok, so I haven't gone to clothe diapers myself, but my sister has done all her kids in cloth diapers, and they are SUPER CUTE!!! Diapers that is..... What is Andy's fav team? Sports wise? And what is your favorite thing/theme...??? I am going to have my sister make you a couple of cloth diapers as a baby shower gift for you.... As an example... if it were me, I would choose a purple diaper with a white daisy on it... So think of a couple things and I will see what I can come up with!!! :)

Beth said...

Good for you! How does Ava feel about the cloth diapers. My kids (and me) all survived cloth diapers.

MZB said...

I am just excited about holding a new baby!

Mary Z said...

Lynne and I discovered one little problem with the cloth diapers. I babysat Ava and she forgot to bring a clean diaper. We had to revert to a leftover Pamper.

Lehi Harmers said...

Hey Lynne-- Congrats on the little one...boy/girl?
Hey-- I told Mandy I found your site, and she wants an invite.. here is her email:
m.nigbur@comcast.net

All About DOE said...

Way to go. I am glad I don't have to worry about diapers anymore.