Before, with disposables, we had quite a few disasters with explosions out the back and I had to call my husband to come in to help me undress my son and give him a bath (they were pretty bad, especially with this whole new mom thing). With the cloth diapers it has yet to happen and we have been using them for a couple months. They keep everything contained! Another thing my husband also commented on is the cloth diapers smell much better. I don’t know about you, but when my son would wear the disposable diapers you could just smell the chemicals coming from it. With the cloth diapers they smell like a ‘Clean Breeze’ or whatever detergent you choose.
I was so afraid to wash the cloth diapers at first. I wasn’t quite sure my washing machine would get them clean enough. At the time my son was still only on breast milk, and according to the instructions you could throw the whole thing in the wash, without rinsing first! And it actually worked! Then he started solid food, and that’s when I bought a sprayer and cover and they work wonders. I’m so glad I got them. It makes it so easy to simply spray out the mess. I thought it would be such a hassle to clean them all the time and spray them out, but it’s really not that bad. After I put my son to bed at night I throw them in the wash and then they are ready to go in the morning!
At this point my son has NEVER got a diaper rash, unlike when he wore the disposables. It makes me feel so much better that he doesn’t have to go through something painful like that.
Through my research of cloth diapers, I found that over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill and no one really knows how long they take to decompose, but it’s estimated to be 250-500 years. That’s long after your children, grandchildren, and great, great, great grandchildren will be gone! When looking at the cost between cloth and disposable, cloth is less than one third the cost of buying disposables. That is super important when we live off of a dairy farmer income!
In the end, the extra bonus is they are super adorable! I mean his little behind is already cute, but now it’s extra cute!