So if you follow me over on instagram you probably already know that we recently became a cloth diapering family- like super recently, I'm talking about 24 hrs ago haha! I wanted to do a post on my first impressions of our new cloth diapers as well as some insight on them and why we switched over. If you're interested on how our first night went in cloth, keep on reading!
Affordable Cloth Diapers For Baby
My heart has always been for cloth diapering but I thought it was just way to expensive for us. I was determined to get on the hunt for an affordable cloth diaper brand that didn't sacrifice quality because of the price due to disposable diaper prices getting more expensive by the month. I'm not sure if this is the only cloth diaper brand on the market that is so affordable, but this is the one we chose and so far so good! I went on amazon and picked up a set of six Alva Baby diapers for $33.00- Did I mention they came with twelve inserts? I ordered an additional six inserts for our CD's costing us a total of $48.00!
I'm not sure if we'll need more than this but we'll see! I'll update in a few weeks on Alva Baby Cloth Diapers letting you ladies know EVERYTHING and how we like them. The shipping for these diapers came super fast, with each one individually wrapped in plastic. No damages, rips or stains. I went ahead and washed them right away and an hour later Isaiah was in his first one!
Why We Switched
Disposable diapers were getting pricey and I didn't like it. My husband and I are on full saving mode right now and we looked over our finances to see if there were any areas in our spending we could be better stewards of our money in. Diaper costs stuck out to me immediately and from there we chose that we will attempt to cloth diaper in hopes of being able to put that money to better use.
Disposable diapers are also harsh on our landfills and knowing that I'm doing something good for our planet makes me feel like this was a great decision for us all around!
Easy Cloth Diaper Care
With only having these cloth diapers for a day the care hasn't been bad at all. Right now I'm changing Isaiah every two hours during the day with one insert inside his diaper and at night with two inserts in. I put his inserts right on top to extend the longevity of our diaper shells since we only have six. After each pee diaper I do a quick hot rinse by hand, squeeze the excess water out and then follow up on spraying it a couple of times with my Tubby Todd Baby Fresh Spray and then allowing them to hang dry in our bathroom. At the end of the day I pop them into the dryer to be ready for the next day. I plan on doing this Mon-Sat and on Sunday do a complete wash of all of our shells and inserts for the next week. We have a wet bag, so on the go I will just throw our inserts in there until I can take care of them when we return back home.
Our First Night In Cloth
I was so nervous! Like I mentioned above we put Isaiah in two inserts for the night and sent him off to bed. He sleeps from 7am to 7pm with a few wake ups to get his pacifier back after it's fallen. Last night he woke up four times which isn't unusual but since I knew we had a new thing going I was worried he had leaked through his diaper! I checked him often but he didn't even wet his clothes- thank God! I didn't change him in the middle of the night and this morning when I changed him, both inserts were full but nothing leaked out.
I plan on making the switch to cloth wipes as well and I'm looking forward to it!
Are you a cloth diapering mama? Would love to hear about your experience with them!