Now on to our new endevor, we're cloth diapering (CD) TC and are ready to CD #2. It's something I've always been interested in doing. As a teenager I told my step mother that I wanted to do it when I had kids and she told me I would never keep up with it, so a big "suck it" to her. When we moved into this house the washing machine was pretty ancient so I decided we would go with disposables. The washer broke and was replaced several months ago so it's been in the back of my mind but now that #2 is coming it just makes sense.
I'm not fanatical about it, I'm not going to freak out if she's spotted in a disposable diaper and I'm not going to start looking down on non CD families, I know it's not for everyone. (Remember that South Park episode when they talk about Prius owners loving the smells of their own farts? Well I feel like there are a lot of CD moms like that and I'm not going to be one.) She is still wearing disposables at night and I've already decided that she'll wear them when we drive from WA to AZ and for as long as it takes for us to get a washer and dryer purchased and install in out house on post. #2 will wear newborn disposables as well, there is no telling how fast s/he will grow so I'm not wasting money on cloth since this is my last baby.
I decided to finally make the change for a few reasons, the first two are very selfish reasons. I want her to potty train faster - it's said that CD babies do this because they can feel the moisture in her diapers) and it's cheaper over the long run. Other major reasons are her poor bum! She has been having some bad diaper rash and no matter what we do it comes back. I know with CD she doesn't have to deal with the chemicals resting on her skin 24/7, I have no way of knowing if it's a coincidence or not but the rash has gone and it's only been 3 days. Of course there's the environmental reason too, but I'm not going to lie and pretend that was the motivating factor.
We decided to go with Kawaii Baby Diapers because a friend recommended them and they are $6.99 a piece and not $22.00. Sold! They seem to be holding up well and hopefully will continue. They are adjustable so should fit from 10lbs to 30ish. I am open to trying other brands if anyone wants to send them to me for free (kidding, unless you really want).