Monday, September 15, 2014

4 Myths about Cloth Diapering

There's so many misconceptions out there about cloth diapering. When I was researching cloth diapering, there were so many things I was worried about when considering an investment into cloth. Here's some of the main myths I've found during my research and the past few months cloth diapering my daughter.

1. It's time consuming. 
Although you will be doing a couple more loads of laundry a week, cloth takes no more time than changing regular diapers does. Either way you have to change your baby. 

2. It' dirty/gross. 
Poop is poop. Your baby will do it whether you put her in disposable or cloth. There will be times you will clean it no matter what type of diaper you use. And bonus of cloth? Very few, if any, blowouts. 

3. It's expensive. 
This may or may not be true, depending on what kind of cloth diapers you choose. But you can easily fully cloth diaper a child with prefolds and covers for about $100. That's less than 2 months of costs of disposable diapers. 

4. It's inconvient. 
I would argue it's more convenient. I never have to worry about running out of diapers. I don't have that panic when I thought I had more diapers but suddenly realize there's none left and I have to run to the store with a screaming baby. I've got them right there.

Honestly, I've loved getting to do cloth diapers with my daughter. They are adorable, fluffy for little bums that fall down a lot, and I rarely have to worry about diaper rashes.

Interested in learning more about cloth diapering or a cloth mama yourself? I'd love to hear from you!


  1. I was just talking about cloth diapers with my mom this morning! She did that will all 6 of us!!

    1. That's awesome! It's pretty great. Plus now even if you use the same type of diapers they had when we were younger you don't have to use pins anymore, so it's a lot easier.