I used disposable diapers for my first 3 and cloth diapers for the last 3. I wish someone had sat me down and told me all of the great reasons for using cloth diapers so that is what I am doing! You can save tons of money. I have spent a grand total of $150-$170 on 3 babies. I don’t even want to think how much I spent for the disposables for 3 kids. Yikes!
To help with any smell just sprinkle a coat of baking soda on the bottom of the diaper pail. Not only does this help absorb odor but it also helps to get the diapers cleaner.
Doing a rinse cycle before the wash cycle will help to get diapers cleaner as well.
Hanging diapers in the sun to dry will help to brighten them and kill any bacteria that may be on them. I use warm water to wash but I like to make sure they are clean and getting rid of any chance of bacteria is great.
I even use cloth diapers when we are on vacation or heading off to see family. I have a medium sized (will hold 3 pairs of shoes) tub with a locking lid. It fits easily in the back of the van to put the diapers in. Baking Soda in the bottom of this will do wonders. We just got back from WI and it was not a problem at all!
Don’t forget that cloth diapers are healthier for babies and most babies who wear cloth diapers also potty train sooner. That is always a good thing. :)
All for His glory, ~Rhen
PS- I got my diapers from a WAHM at www.bellabottoms.com They are very thick, absorbant, fits newborn to 40 pounds and so simple dads will change them too!!! They are by far my favorites. Here are the ones I bought. She will put them as the special periodically. You can find her diapers on Ebay too!
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