Okay Dads and Papas to be, imagine diapering a baby. What came to mind? Did visions of chaotic diaper changing scenes from funny shows pop into your head? Did you imagine walking to the changing table in A full hazmat suit, tongs in your rubber gloved hands and a mischievous little giggling baby waiting to make this your first and last diaper change? Now back up, rewind. What kind of diaper was in your tongs? Was it cloth? Most dads to be have no clue about the cloth diapering options available.
Lets not make this long and drawn out. You have 3 options:
- Buy your own cloth diapers and wash them at home. Maybe you decided that you are going to invest in a stash (cool cloth diaper lingo! Referring to one’s collection of cloth diapers. Examples: I have 30 diapers in my stash. My stash is primarily made up of pocket diapers. I have stash-envy of Derrick who has over 100 CDs!) because your read that cloth diapered babies potty train faster than disposable diapered babies. Reality is your family is now going to have extra laundry with the new addition. So a few (approximately 6-10 diapers a day whether you use cloth or disposable) extra items in the washer won’t hurt.
- Use a laundering service. Maybe you decided that you want to cloth diaper your baby because you know it takes about 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose (even if you use compostable diapers it takes about half that time without direct sunlight and air) and that just doesn’t set right with you. BUT….. you just don’t want to be burdened with the extra laundry because you want to spend that time with your new bouncing bundle of cuteness. Using a cloth diaper laundering service like Motherearthdiapers.com will save you time, money, and they provide you with all of the items you need to successfully cloth diaper. Most services like Mother Earth Diapers will supply all the diapers you will need as you baby grows, diaper pails, cloth wipes, a professional that will come to your home to show you the ropes of cloth diapering, as well as wash your dirty diapers and provide you with clean ones once or twice a week!
- Buy your own stash but hire a service to launder them weekly. Maybe you did a bit of research and found out that the chemicals in disposable diapers are toxic to your baby. You may have also found out that these same chemicals have been linked to cancer. Diapers comes in a direct and constant contact with the skin of baby which means that any toxic chemicals present inside the diapers can easily enter in your baby’s system if he or she wears disposable diapers all the time. So this option was a no brainer for you. Most full service cloth diaper laundering companies provide a “wash my stash” option. This gives you the freedom of having your own preferred stash for your baby and keeping them for your next little munchkins to come, without having to wash and care for them.
If you want to learn more about cloth diapering check out Motherearthdiaper.com
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