Inflation, the silent force impacting the purchasing power of our money, is a constant concern for families navigating the maze of baby-related expenses. Diapers are an essential need in the early years of parenting and yet, they are not immune to the effects of rising inflation. But, there's a savvy solution that not only shields you from the rising tide of prices but also promotes sustainability and financial resilience too—cloth diapers.
First off, yes cloth diapers require a load or two of extra laundry a week, but do most cloth families consider this too much work? No. In fact most families find the benefits of cloth outweigh the washing time, which is really quite little considering washing machines do all the work.
The real reason most families give up on cloth diapers is a poor experience. What do I mean?
Are you ready to dive into the world of cloth diapering innovation? Let's talk about a new trend in the realm of eco-friendly parenting: Preflat cloth diapers. If you're new to the cloth diapering scene, fear not, I'm here to unravel the mysteries of preflats and stretchy preflats and show you why they're gaining popularity among savvy parents.
You've made the leap and decided that you are going to try some cloth diapers on your baby. Congratulations! Whether you're doing to try part-time cloth or jump in full time, you've made a solid decision that is right for your family. I'm here to hold your hand and support you through the early days and questions. So where should you start?
While homemade detergents can be a tempting choice, they're not the best option when it comes to keeping your cloth diapers clean wash after wash. Let's explore why homemade detergents are not recommended for washing cloth diapers and why opting for a commercial cloth diaper-friendly detergent is the way to go.
Cloth diapering is not meant to be an all-or-nothing thing. Let's repeat that. In no way are the majority of cloth diapering families doing cloth 100% of the time from birth through to potty learning. Full stop.
Changing a cloth diaper for your baby might seem a little more complicated that just tossing a disposable in the garbage and putting on a new one, but I promise there isn't that much more to it when you use cloth. Here's exactly how to change a cloth diaper including what to do with poop (everyone's worst fear).
It's a common occurrence for one parent to be curious about cloth diapers and for the other to be apprehensive or even totally against it. After all, fear of the unknown, especially when it involves an upfront cost, is a valid concern. But do you need to throw out your dream of a soft, comfy, washable diapering solution because both of you aren't on board?