:) With that said, ideally we will not start using cloth until about 6 weeks because we would like some time to get used to having an infant before we add washing diapers to the mix. We are also planning on using disposables for trips, babysitters, church nursery, etc. so that we don't overwhelm anyone else who is caring for our little guy. So, we will definitely be buying some disposables occasionally. While I would love to say that the our choice will really help the environment, I am not absolutely certain that that's true. It's sort of a big debate right now. Yes, we will produce a LOT less trash to fill up the landfills, but we will consume a LOT more water washing these babies. However, the economic benefits are AMAZING and being that J is full-time in dental school and I will be full-time at home, this is the biggest benefit for us. Luckily, I have lots of great friends that use them and love them, so I have lots of good advice and teachers:) Oh, and have I mentioned how cute they are? Here are some of the BumGenius diapers that we have collected. They are the 4.0 one-size pocket diapers that adjust as the baby grows so that you don't have to constantly buy new sizes.
|Adorable, right? Just imagine those things on a little baby bum. So cute! They come in all kinds of colors, but we tried to stick to gender neutral so we can use them with the next bambino. They are expensive to buy, but you only have to do it once!|
|Our stash is not yet complete, but we are slowly adding to it!|
|Same concept as the BumGenius but have NO elasticity left in the back and legs causing LOTS of leaks! YUCK!|
|Another view of the worn out elastic...|
|And the back! Good as new!|