I researched cloth diapers when I was pregnant...but quickly got completely overwhelmed by all of the choices. I was also quickly overwhelmed by the price tag. $18.00 for one diaper? Are you kidding me?! Math has never been one of my strengths, so I assumed this meant cloth diapering was way too expensive for us. I put it on my incredibly long list of "things to research" and there it sat. The fact that I didn't get to 90% of the things on this list while on bedrest for THREE MONTHS is a small bit pathetic, but let's not focus on that.
Being my impulsive self, I text messaged Charlie (who was at work) after my first time hauling out a bag full of balled up diapers from our Diaper Dekor Plus. The text went a little something like "I have decided we should cloth diaper." His response? "umm....why?!" Me...."it's just something I've decided we should do." At this point, I didn't have a lot of super great reasons to do it. That night I bought my first 10 Bumgenius 3.0 one-size diapers off of ebay. Woohoo! We are officially doing this. A couple bags of Rockin' Green detergent later and it's GO TIME!
Three months later, my cloth diapering addiction is in full-swing. I couldn't be happier with our choice to transition from disposables, and am proud to say we haven't purchased any disposables since we switched (note that we do have some leftover for emergencies). I have tried a variety of brands, and in a later blog will be reviewing them!