I read this article on OffBeatMama.com and I started thinking about cloth diapers. The author makes the argument that each disposable diaper costs about $0.20 each so using cloth diapers a few times a week with save her $86 over three months. Not too shabby.
I don’t think I’ll ever do cloth full-time, for a handful of reasons. Disposables are a lot more convenient when we’re out and about, as well as overnight. There’s also the question of whether I’ll keep doing cloth once the baby starts eating solid food. I’m not so sure I’ll be dying to launder Serious Business myself. But even if we only get 3 months out of these 12 diapers, we’ll be saving 540 disposables from the landfill and about $86 cash. I’m going to consider that a huge win.
I don’t know too much about cloth diapers. Do they come in sizes? Would it be smarter to get some cloth diapers because you don’t know what age the child you’re matched with will be? Will your adoption social worker think you’re weird if you go with cloth diapers?
Would have you used cloth diapers? What was your experience like?