Wednesday, June 04, 2008

To Diaper or not to Diaper

O.K. not really, cause obviously we will definitely diaper, but the choice was cloth or disposables? The dilemma was more of an environmental friendliness or a cost effectiveness choice. Some have been concerned with the ease and convenience of the choices, but that's not my main concern. I've done the diapering thing before with M and have done them both. With only a few exceptions like traveling, the convenience wasn't much of an issue.

I think I have decided...I'm going to do both! What a novel concept. There will definitely be times when disposables will be necessary. Probably on the one day he goes to Parent's Day Out, and over night or trips....babysitters maybe. Anyway.

On cost effectiveness, I have figured out the way to make them even more cost effective...I will alternate, use the disposable refill liners half the time or less depending on how it goes, and when I'm home and find it rather easy, I'll use cloth doubler/liners. The great thing about the cloth ones is that I can make them myself using the disposable samples as my pattern and filling them with common absorbent materials such as extra towels and/or flannel receiving blankets. They can be used again and again and washed very easily and I can make as many as I need at very little cost.

The only test will be that of diaper rash!

I will use regular disposable diapers whenever I have too, but the gDiaper with varying liners will be my main form of diapering. We shall see how it goes. One good thing? They will resell easily if it doesn't work out. I think this could work...we shall see.


It's a Mom Thing said...

Sounds like a plan!

Hey, you wouldn't be up to making a sling would you? Have you ever made one. I've been looking at directions online for "ring slings" and it looks like there is only a small amount of sewing required. Let me know if you're up for it. We could both do one at the same time.