This post may contain affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.Using cloth diapers might seem too time-consuming or too much of a hassle for busy working moms, but CorporetteMoms reader Miranda Hlady has found a way to make it work for her family. Today she shares her cloth diapering tips and suggests a couple of products she likes. Thank you, Miranda! Cloth diapering is definitely popular with many moms these days, including working moms. We currently cloth diaper our almost six-month-old baby boy using made-in-China pocket diapers. We use GroVia O.N.E. diapers for daycare, and when travelling we use disposable diapers. (Pictured: GroVia All in One Cloth Diaper, available at Amazon for $23.95.) Before considering starting, supplementing, or switching to cloth diapering I would suggest considering your priorities:
ConvenienceIt can be handy knowing a clean diaper is a laundry cycle away. If you buy enough cloth diapers — which are as easy to put on as disposables — you certainly won’t run out, and once your baby reaches about 12 pounds you don’t have to worry about needing a different size. We order our disposable diapers from Amazon Prime for convenience, but we find that they don’t always safe drop and sometimes we have to go to the post office to pick up the package. Lugging around the giant box of disposables isn’t fun either. We don’t presoak, use a diaper sprayer, or use special detergent for our cloth diapers. My husband and I work full time and we only ran out of cloth diapers when the washing machine broke for unrelated reasons.
CostNot all cloth diapering moms are saving money — but not all cloth diapering moms are concerned with cost. Here are three things to remember:
- You have to consider the value of your time doing the extra laundry, or the cost of someone else doing it.
- You will end up using more water if you launder the diapers at home.
- Cloth diapers can cost anywhere from a few dollars a diaper to over a hundred dollars a diaper depending on what you are looking to buy.