Friday, September 10, 2010
Kinda of a random post but I wanted to write about this subject. I have started stocking up on baby stuff since we are planning on having a baby at some point in the future. Might as well start buying it now while we can afford it instead of waiting until we have one on the way and dropping a bunch of cash all at once, plus I can buy stuff when I find it on sale. I first started buying baby clothes and quickly got bored with that since there is only so much gender neutral clothes you can buy and I know people like to gift clothes more often than not. I bought a boppy and waterproof cover with a rebate gift card (and it was on sale!). Then I didn't know what to buy! I thought about buying diapers since they are expensive and you can never have too many! But I didn't want to have a bunch of diapers lying around the apartment. I was reading this blog and she wrote a post about gDiapers. They are these diapers that have a cloth pant and you can use either a disposable insert or a cloth insert. They are adorable and I really wanted them. So I slept on it and decided to purchase them the next day...and so began my cloth diaper adventure. I really liked the gDiapers because I didn't think I would like cloth diapers, or at least what I thought cloth diapers were, and these had a cloth option if I wanted to try it. My friend Amanda from church cloth diapers, I discovered this while sewing with her one night and I noticed she had a diaper sprayer in her bathroom. She showed me her Bumgenius diapers. Then I started reading blog posts about cloth diapers and I discovered Kelly's Closet. They have an amazing assortment of cloth diapers and accessories. They also have great coupons on cloth diapers! So I did my research and decided I would start buying cloth diapers so that I would have them for when we do have a baby. My reasons for cloth diapers are 1. They are really cute! (and I can buy them now) 2. They cost a lot less than disposable 3. They are super soft and I wouldn't mind wearing them if I were a baby! 4. They contain huge messes (a lot of people experience blowouts with disposables=poop everywhere!). 5. I'm not really an "environmentalist", but they are better for the earth and I believe in being a steward of the earth, meaning do my part to keep it nice! I'll write more in another post but for now that's what I've decided to do and I have built up a nice stash of cloth diapers...time to start buying bigger things!