So, I had an MK appointment last night and the woman I met sells cloth diapers. She does diaper parties and shows parents how to make it work, and well, I think she might have me convinced.
Before you go saying how gross it is (isn't all poop gross?) or how I can save money using coupons on disposables (which I do and I am pretty sure I am the most savvy diaper shopper on the planet), consider the savings with me for a minute. For 24 diapers (which is enough to diaper your child the entire time they are wearing diapers) it is $240. Disposables are about $50-$80 a month. If you only keep your kid in diapers for two years you would spend $1200-$1920 a year. Only $240 for cloth. I realize I will be spending more in water to launder said diapers, but also consider that when I am done using cloth, I can sell them. You can't resell disposables. I could likely save my family at least $1000 by using cloth diapers.
HOWEVER, I don't know that I am ready to pull the trigger quite yet. I want to hear from moms who have tried cloth diapers and can tell me their experience. My mom used cloth, but as you can probably guess, they have come along way since the days of safety pins and plastic pants. I want to hear from parents who have used diapers like fuzzi bunz, or other snap type of diapers with inserts and such.
The thing is, I am a little intimidated by the idea of switching to cloth. I have used disposable with both Belle and Molly and truthfully those are gross also, but it is a gross I am used to. Diapers are gross.
The upside besides savings is the no diaper rash thing. Belle and Molly both suffered with diaper rash and supposedly cloth diapered babies don't, or so I have heard.
So what do you think? Good idea worth trying, horrible idea that I will regret (which I still maintain that if I hate it I can just resell them!).
And lastly, while saving the earth may be a benefit of using cloth, that IS NOT at all part of my decision. Sorry if I offend any green mommies. I am just more concerned about the real green....$$$$$.