Since I had kids I have changed a lot. I think most people can relate to that sentence. But I often think about how pre-kids Michelle and post-kids Michelle would probably not be friends. Just the thought of these two personalities in the same room together makes me laugh. There is no way pre-kids Michelle would even recognize herself 10 years later.
Okay, enough talking about myself in the third person.
When I first heard about cloth diapering I scoffed at the idea. In fact, I am pretty certain I was repulsed. I remember someone showing me the “new” cloth diapers (probably an AIO: all in one) and thinking: why would you use that when you can just throw a disposable out?
I can’t pinpoint what exactly made me decide to check into cloth diapers. I am sure it was in the middle of my research on soap. What bothered me about disposables was the time it took for them to decompose. I have read everything from 250 years to more than 500 years. And you can’t recycle disposables. This is very disturbing to me.
The other factor was money. It was a hefty up front investment for sure. But when I ran the numbers I could not wait to go with cloth. No matter what numbers you run and how you run them, cloth diapers save money.
In the next few weeks I will be writing about cloth diapering and my experience with it. So if you have questions about cloth diapering please ask so I can address them.