Saturday, April 21, 2012

I attended The Great Cloth Diaper Change (again)

Today was no typical Saturday. Today, my two boys and I helped set a World record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time (again). We attended The Great Cloth Diaper Change again this year! We did it last year, and had so much fun that we decided to do it again!

As you know, we have been cding since Liev (now 17 months) was a few weeks old. We we first started we had three...yes, three children in diapers!! The amount of money we spent of disposable diapers each month was $400 (that is $4800 we've saved)! That is not even mentioning the amount of trash that went curbside every week! We were working on getting our oldest potty trained, but in the meantime, she was still in diapers! That is when we looked into cloth! A friend held a cloth diapering demo at my house and I was hooked! So how to get hubby onboard? Show him the GREEN ($$)! When we figured out we could save $400 a month he was onboard!

I'm not going to lie. The first two weeks were a little tough. We had to get into a rhythm. Luckily, we did splurge on a diaper service (which cost about $120 a month) and the service washed, and picked up the diapers for us! After about 6 or more months of the service we decided to strike out on our own. We invested $200 to buy a stash of diapers, and voila! we were off and running! Now after some trial and error we have our two boys in cloth diapers almost full time. I say "almost" because our oldest son has to be in disposables for preschool, and at night since he is such a heavy wetter! But other than that he is now in cloth trainers, and the youngest is in cloth full time! And win #4 arrives, he will follow his brothers' leads and wear cloth!

The Great Cloth Diaper Change was in the next town over from us. With it was a Natural Family Festival, with vendors such as doulas, midwives, Holistic Moms Network, cloth diaper resellers, natural family retailers and kids' activities. It was a lot of fun and we came home with better knowledge on how to live "greener" lives!


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