It's that time! We just switched Gigi over to cloth diapers this weekend. This has actually been in the plans since before she was born, but we were waiting until her pee schedule was a little more regular, and we were a bit more courageous. Turns out that it's not half as hard as we had envisioned, although she still has lovely little mustard squirts for poops. When she starts eating solid foods our minds may change, but like my friend Becca said, "Once it becomes your 'normal' it will seem as easy as any other system". What do you think? Total fashion statement, or what?
These cloth diapers are the BumGenius 3.0 diapers with fandangled snaps that adjust to fit your baby until she or he basically moves on to the potty. At my baby shower ages ago, I suggested these diapers as a good "group gift" for anyone who was looking for ideas, and my friend Jesica who was organizing the gift reported that the best reactions came from the older generation: people who raised kiddos in a time when they didn't have the option of disposable diapers pretty much think we're crazy for choosing the "inconvenient" road. But crazy or not, I can't tell you how fabulous it is to think that we don't have to take grocery bags bursting with nasty diapers out to the dumpster anymore. Some people opt for cloth for ecological reasons, and some for financial reasons (cloth ends up easily saving families over a thousand dollars per kiddo), but with how great and spiffy the modern day cloth diapers have become, my reason is pure aesthetic value. Just kidding, but thanks Heaven we have come far from prefolds and large safety pins.