The diaper debate

36823629_thbGees…I just did the math and figured out that I’ve used approximately one thousand, four hundred and seventy-two disposable diapers in eight months. We go through a case of 184 diapers about every three to four weeks.  Including wipes, that’s almost seventy bucks a month. I’m going on a diaper run later this afternoon. Should I try cloth diapers? I’m a little nervous about the idea. Do they leak? I don’t know anyone personally who has tried them. The disposable ones are easy. My daughter’s skin has been so healthy, but I want to be environmentally friendly.  Saving some cash wouldn’t be bad either.

The choice between using cloth or disposable diapers is a matter of personal preference. Deciding which one is best depends on several factors including lifestyle, concern for the environment, cost, convenience, skin care and other health concerns.

What do you think I should do?

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4 Responses to “The diaper debate”

  1. Kip Durney Says:

    I feel your pain! But we go through about 510 diapers a MONTH!!! Twin 3 year olds and a 7 month old. Painful is so many ways!!!!

  2. Anne Says:

    Holy cow! I promise not to complain anymore. You’ve got your hands full for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Lindsay Says:

    I’m all about cloth diapers, but you’ve got to have the time to deal with the extra laundry. I don’t know if “diaper services” still exist. But, Kip, with three kids in diapers, I can’t even image being able to get 6 feet away from the washing machine! Yikes!

  4. Anne Says:

    Diaper services still exist! They’re all over the country. You can do a quick online search to find one in your area.