I don't personally know anyone that cloth diapers. Everyone I know uses disposables. I have read countless blogs of moms who cloth diaper. Those blog mommas ( Mckmama Sherry at Younghouselove and Katie at Bower Power) all cloth diaper and love it. I have read their many...many...many blogs on cloth diapering. I have crunched numbers. I have done a little dance in the rain in an Indian headdress. Okay...maybe I didn't do that last one...
But I have come to the conclusion (okay...I'm only about 95% sure), that Matt and I will be cloth diaper parents.
I know...I know. People will probably think we're crazy. I'm not necessarily doing it for the environment aspect, I'm solely considering it because of money. Disposables can cost upwards of $200 a month. That is a whole lotta dough. And if I end up being a full time stay at home mom we won't have an extra $200 a month, especially if I end up going back to school (that's for another post). The cloth diapers we're considering are about $300 (for enough diapers for 2ish days). You do the math. After a month they will have almost paid for themselves!
If we decide to cloth diaper, we won't cloth diaper 100%. I've heard the hardest part of cloth diapering is when you go on vacations or overnight places (which I know we will do since Matt's mom and sister live in Chicago). So during those times we would use disposables.
If I don't end up staying at home full time with the little bean, we'll go the disposable route. Who wants to change a cloth diaper at a daycare or babysitter?
What are your thoughts on cloth vs. disposable?