Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cloth Obsession

I am officially obsessed with cloth diapers. Ever since deciding on them for my future little one, I have been researching and researching and researching the different options and have finally graduated from 'completely overwhelmed' into 'figuring it out' and finally into my current 'officially obsessed' state. It's amazing, all of the choices and decisions there are to make when cloth diapering...I honestly had no idea.

Once I decided on cloth, I then began the task of choosing the right 'stash' for my 'LO'. (Keep up, people, this is diaper lingo. 'Stash' refers to, well, one's stash of cloth diapers and 'LO' means little one, or the baby.) Prefolds and covers, AIO's (all in ones), pockets...the possibilities are endless. It's also an investment, but one that pays off in the long run. While doing my research, I found diaperswappers.com. You can buy, sell, trade, ask questions and communicate with other cloth diapering moms. I have been able to build a nice stash without going broke, and I'll be able to try out different things without the commitment since most of the cloth holds its value extremely well upon reselling.

Most people think I've chosen cloth for the environmental aspect, and while that is a definite factor, it's also extremely cute and better for baby's skin. What mom can deny that a cloth diaper paired with baby legs is the cutest thing ever??