Hello, I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and my husband and I were working on our baby registry when he brought up cloth diapers. Honestly, it had never crossed my mind to use them. But after reading about them on various websites, I am open to it and I do want to do what's best for the environment and our baby. He recommends using a diaper cleaning service while I say, why can't we just wash them at home? Do you have any thoughts on this issue?
Of course I would say to wash them at home! But here are few, quick facts behind my opinion (vs Diaper Service):
|Prefold and Cover|
|Cool. Easy. Snaps and Velcro!|
Ease of use - A Diaper Service uses prefolds and covers (love them, do not get me wrong - but there are easier methods)
You can buy your own prefolds and covers to wash yourself AND KEEP for rags later. (I just sold 3 dozen newborn prefolds to an auto-detail shop!)
|Get Started in Cloth Kit $163.99|
Money - Service costs as much as disposables! Or more. Wash-At-Home modern cloth diapers will SAVE YOU $2000!
Carbon footprint - Service uses bleach to thoroughly sanitize diapers from many babies. And lots of gas to deliver!
|A MUST for cloth diaper users!|
Poo - you still have to deal with it no matter which way you choose: Disposable, Service, Wash at Home (FLUSH down toilet, please!)
We are in Napa, CA. If you would like to make an appointment to see-touch-feel-learn, give us a call!
One last thing. We are NOT opposed to disposable diapers. They are useful in our super-hectic World. But PLEASE use only good, non-chlorine, eco-friendly disposables: for your baby's Skin, for our Earth. (Check out this system, the best of both Worlds:
|GroVia Hybrid Diapering System|