Using Cloth Diapers – What Do I Love Best?

I was surfing through the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop and having fun, dreaming of winning fun and different fluff.  While entering Natural Living Mama’s Fluffy Christmas giveaway, I came across a question on her Rafflecopter form that she wanted answered in the comment section.  She asked “What do you love best about using cloth diapers?”  There was no way that I could answer that in a few simple words.  There are far too many things that I love about using cloth diapers to make it short and sweet.

Using Cloth Diapers Gives Options

There are so many options available when using cloth diapers.  Sure, those options make it really, really overwhelming to start, but once you realize that you’re a cloth diaper addict and embrace it, those options make it so much fun.  Need a lot of absorption?  Sure, there’s a solution for that.  Want something that’s not going to take up too much space while you’re on the go?  I’ve got that.  Want something that’s just absolutely gorgeous to show off to the relatives at the family reunion?  Oh, yeah, I’ve definitely got that!

It’s Fun

I love cloth diapers.  I have so much fun with my diapers: pairing them with outfits is a highlight.  I love to launder, stuff, and put away my pretty fluff.  I enjoy experimenting with different types of diapers and materials.  I love the different patterns and colors.  I even have fun with different means of diaper storage.  In fact, the only thing that I don’t love about using cloth diapers is when I have a day that generates seven poopy diapers.  But, then again, that’s why I have a diaper sprayer.

It Builds Friendships

Because of my love for cloth diapers, I met some great people along the way.  It’s also how I got involved with the Cloth for a Cause charity, which is just awesome.

It Reduces Waste

I’m not throwing out a disposable diaper every time my kid goes.  And since I have two in diapers right now, that would be a lot of diapers in the landfill.

Using Cloth Diapers Can Be Cost Effective

If you aren’t a full-blown cloth diaper addict like me, using cloth diapers costs less.  A reasonable sized stash of premium diapers can be had for around $300, as opposed to spending roughly $60 per month on disposable diapers.  Granted, when you don’t stop buying cloth diapers, the cost effective quality can be lost, but, hey, at least it’s fun!

What do you love about using cloth diapers?

What I’ve Learned about Buying Cloth Diapers

I love cloth diapers.  I have a minor cloth diaper addiction.  Buying cloth diapers is just plain fun.  But now, I’m at the point where it’s time to start destashing a bit.  There’s no reason in the world for me to have over 80 cloth diapers.  Right now, I can have a load of cloth diapers in the wash, another basket already washed that’s waiting to be folded, and still have enough cloth diapers to hold me over for a couple of days.  Of course, with my addiction (and thanks, Kerri at Cozy Bums, for enabling me!) comes a lot of experience with buying cloth diapers.

As soon as you start looking at cloth diapers, you realize that there are millions upon millions of options.  Okay, maybe not literally millions, but there are certainly more brands, types, and patterns of cloth diapers than one can ever reasonably use.  So, here are the conclusions that I’ve come to:

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