Even though we had no expectation (or even necessarily desire) of becoming pregnant, I'd read people's blog posts about cloth diapering with interest. (I'm weird like that.) So, when we found out we were pregnant, I decided we were going to cloth diaper. Steven wasn't too on board with that until we signed up for a registry at Babies R Us. When the clerk helping us spouted the statistic that babies go through approximately 3000 diapers in the first year, Steven saw the wisdom of cloth.
Whenever I mentioned to people that I planned to use cloth, I received a lot of negativity. A few friends were supportive, but most people seemed appalled. My youth group acted thoroughly grossed out. (What does that say about a generation that has been brought up with everything, including electronics, being basically disposable?) People seriously think using cloth is crazy. I don't get it. What's the big deal about washing diapers, especially seeing as I love doing laundry?
I chose a couple of different all-in-one diapers, and we're all set to use them. Just one problem: Alex isn't big enough yet!
He needs to gain a little more weight and get fatter legs!
It was painful to drop several hundred dollars at one time on diapers, but now that's looking downright cheap, seeing as the cloth diapers will last until potty training. In his first 5.5 weeks of life, I think we've spent nearly $100 on disposables! Now that's crazy!