Cloth diapers are a whole different world for me. My daughter is 15 months old and I have been using disposables since she was born. But I have started to become increasingly more interested in cloth diapers in the past few months. I think a lot of it is because I follow several mommy bloggers who do use cloth diapers and have provided a great deal of information on their blogs.
Why did I become interested in cloth diapers? The number one reason is for the health concerns possibly connected with disposable diapers. Namely the presence of Dioxin and Tributyl-tin. Just the names of these toxins alone make me nervous. The potential health risks scare the day lights out of me.
One of the other reasons are that my daughter has had several rather severe diaper rashes. So I was interested in trying cloth to see if the diaper rashes would stop or become less frequent. And thirdly, for our environment. We go through a lot of diapers. I can only imagine what all that waste is doing just hanging out in landfills.
Cost of diapers has also crossed my mind. I have looked at cloth diapers online and see that they are not cheap. But then I played with some numbers and think it would turn out to be cheaper in the long run to do cloth, especially if I had started from the beginning and continued with future children.
All of these things together have led me to give cloth a try. Nifty Nappy was generous enough to support me on this adventure and provide me with one of their adorable fitted cloth diapers. I was drawn to Nifty Nappy during my search because they have some of the cutest prints I've seen, and if I'm going cloth I wanna go cute too!
Nifty Nappy has a great selection of everything you need to venture into the world of cloth diapering. They offer one size cloth diapers, wool covers and reusable swim diapers. I love the idea of the one size fits all cloth diaper! This is exactly what I would want to invest my money in so that they could be used with my daughter and any future younger siblings.
I have been using the fitted cloth diaper with my daughter for the past few weeks. I think it has been hard to get the real experience with only one diaper. It hasn't really changed my laundry, which I know it would if I went all cloth all the time. But what I can tell you is that the diaper itself has been very successful with my daughter. She has not leaked once and can go from lunch through afternoon nap with no problems. I also haven't seen any sign of diaper rash with this breathable diaper. And... it's adorable.
My mind is still up in the air about going cloth with my daughter. I would really love to, but she's already 15 months old. I try and weigh the options and tell myself that the diapers I purchase now could be used with future children, but that's not flying with my husband at the moment. We are continuing to do research and will try and make a decision that will be most beneficial for all of us. who would have thought it would be such a huge decision? But it really is.
But I have been so pleased with this diaper. Nifty Nappy has been amazing to work with and has offered support and advice through the entire process. They also have lots of great tips on their website for taking care of the diapers and what will be best for your child. Thank you Nifty Nappy for making this such a positive experience! If and when I decide to go the all cloth diaper route I know who to go to!
WHERE TO BUY: Nifty Nappy is not direct selling right now due to an out of state move. You can place orders with their RETAILERS though. You can find a list of the RETAILERS on their Where to Buy page.
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