I thought diapering with Chiquita was really pretty easy, especially before she started eating food, so this time around I was really interested in trying cloth diapering. It's good for the environment (and my pocketbook) - I thought it was a no-brainer. Unfortunately every time I told someone I wanted to try cloth diapering I got raised eyebrows and a sarcastic "Good luck with that!", even from my husband!
Now I don't care what anyone else thinks about my parenting choice but my husband is not only my life partner, but my co-diaper changer! This wasn't a choice I could make without his support and he was not budging - cloth diapering seemed like a ridiculous hassle to him.
I'm not good at giving up so I made a compromise.
I bought a trial pack of Econobum one-size cloth diapers - one cover and three inserts. This was a cheap way to try it out.
Here are my thoughts so far:
- All the reviews said these diapers were bulky and they were right. The other cloth inserts I used were much better and worked as well.
- Chato doesn't like to hang out in a wet diaper, even disposables, but I definitely have to change the cloth diapers faster.
- They worked just as well, if not better, at preventing leaks and blowouts. We had GIANT poopies with no problem.
- They aren't more work to put on, but they are more work to take off since you have to rinse poopy ones, but it wasn't nearly as difficult as people made it sound (probably since I didn't do it every time).
My hubby remains totally unconvinced and refuses to use them, but that's why this is a compromise. I feel like even saving one pack of diapers from the landfill is worth it, so we are winning!