Monday, August 16, 2010

We love cloth diapers

Cloth diapers are one of the biggest money savers when it comes to all the expenses a new baby brings. Over the course of a year they can save literally hundreds of dollars (instead of disposable diapers) and they're so much cuter! What really surprised me was how easy they are - I do one extra load of laundry every 2-3 days. Which really isn't a big deal considering the amount of laundry my son & husband create on a daily basis anyways. Plus the start-up cost for me was super low. I didn't spend more than $200 and I've got a good stock of diapers - 24 diapers lasts us 2 or 3 days between washings and they will fit the little man up to about 36 lbs.

Our favourite diapers are the One Size Heavy Duty AIO Diapers from LuvYourBaby Products. They've got snaps to adjust them as he gets taller and the waist is velcro so they're 100% customizable. The colours are great, too - all of our diapers are all boy.

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The biggest adjustment for us has been the lack of Penaten - I LOVE that stuff, it keeps the little man's bum in great shape. But it's only safe with disposable diapers - it just goops on to cloth and is almost impossible to wash out. But Dimpleskin's Bum Bum Balm is a lifesaver. It is totally safe with our cloth diapers and keep the little man happy, which is especially important now that he is sleeping through the night & has the same diaper on for 5 or 6 hours at a time.

Picture from (which is where we buy it - one of my favourite online shops, plus free shipping in Canada)

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