So I have posted on here before that I am really, really wanting to cloth diaper BBH. I have mentioned this to quite a few friends and family and I am pretty sure they think this is just some sort of fad that I plan on jumping on and then not following through with. And I have gotten quite a few bewildered looks from folks when I mention cloth diapers.
But I really, really want to cloth diaper our son.
The biggest hurdle I have is convincing my husband about them. He is not about cloth diapers. Heck he doesn't even like the smell of disposable diapers and he can't stand changing them! Diaper duty is not Dan's thing. I am slowly coming to terms with that. It isn't easy…..but I am learning that he just doesn't like to do it if I am around. *sigh*
So guess who will be changing most of the diapers when BBH is born? *smile*
Anyway, I have done the research about cloth diapers and I have heard a ton of great things about them. They are far easier to use then when our folks had them. And there are a lot of different types of cloth diapers that you can choose from. Just pick the system that is best for your family. I know many people are concerned about the extra amount of laundry that they will have to do, but I have read that if you invest in enough diapers up front, then you really will only have to wash them every couple of days or so. It really depends on how many diapers you have on hand. And quite frankly….I would rather spend more upfront on diapers then having to spend $25 a box every couple of weeks because the kid poops and pees all the time! I read somewhere that parents can spend anywhere from $2000 and up on disposable diapers in the first 2 years of their life! Do you know what you could buy with $2000???
I do…and it doesn't include diapers! (I am totally staring at my bare closet!)
The only hard part is convincing the man of the house. Maybe I will just have to compromise and keep some disposables for him whenever I have to be out without the kids. *wink*
What kinds of things have you had to compromise on with your spouse?