May I say how proud I am of my daughter and son-in-law? Lots of people talk the talk, but they are walking the walk. My beautiful granddaughter, SweetPea, is wearing AppleCheeks reusable cloth diapers.
Here is my daughter’s post (about a month pre-birth) about the choice they made, including a couple of photos of SweetPea’s drawer-full of covers and liners, ready to go! (I painted that dresser the week before–go Gramma!)
Even when Hanna and her brother were born, most of the ‘civilized’ world had switched to disposables. We couldn’t afford them, and even then, we didn’t think they were a good idea anyway. It just went against our grain to throw so many diapers in the trash when there was a more environmentally sound option. And that was in the day where diapers were a huge piece of fabric you folded up to fit the baby’s bottom, then pinned in place.
It’s certainly easier–to say nothing of cuter!–nowadays, but still many new parents resist this very simple way to make their baby more comfortable and help the planet at the same time. I’m so happy that this was a non-discussion-item at my daughter’s house. She told her husband, “You do know we’ll be using cloth diapers, don’t you?” and he answered, “Of course, what else would we do?”
He has changed plenty of AppleCheeks on SweetPea in the two weeks since her birth, and I’ve changed as many as I could when at their house. The snap covers are simple and stylish. If there’s a new baby coming into your life, check out this company and/or other reusable diapering systems. Keep your baby comfy and make a difference!
Any reasons you can think of FOR disposables? Maybe my daughter or I can answer some questions for you if you’re undecided.