Bummie (#3) began getting severe rashes when a well known brand changed the formula on their diapers. I was at a loss as to how bad her rashes got ,bleeding boils that took weeks to clear up. She was even put on Antibiotics to help fight it. It was terrible! Then my neighbor and Sister in law both suggested I give Cloth Diapers a try. I didn’t even want to process the thought because of all the work, ick factor and money I thought it would take to cloth diaper. So my sister in law sent me her stash which she was done using and like a child I began to poke, prod, and try on my little princess.
Then I began to research the ingredients in both diapers and realized I had spent so much time protecting what my little one ate from organic vegetables to breastfeeding her (and watching what I ate as well so as to only give her the best ingredients) that I didn’t realize that I was putting on her body was just as dangerous! By that point I was only using certain body washes and soaps so the one thing she was exposed to continuously was hurting her the most.
Well to make a long story short, I was hooked. It was slow but steady.For starters I couldn’t believe how she wasn’t getting rashes anymore. From there I noticed how adorable they were and how easy it was. Finally I didn’t have to buy anymore diapers! I was hooked!
It’s been almost 2 years since I began Cloth diapering and now with 4.0 I was not only able to have a diapers stash ready for him, but I was also able to sell all of her girly diapers and get him some adorable boy prints.
So you see, sometimes finding out what you are using might lead to other more exciting posibilites. Don’t discard the idea because of preconceived notions. There are many reasons to cloth diaper but like I’ve said before; We watch what we feed our kids, why not what they wear?