|I never did this - We have too many allergies for blissful line-drying!|
I’ve diapered non-stop since 2004. For most of that time, I’ve had two kids in diapers. For a few, hellish months, I diapered three kids, and there were even fleeting period with only one child in diapers. At this point, I pretty much have a PhD in cloth diapers. Consider this blog post my dissertation.
Diapering is one of those flash points in the Mommy Wars, but I’ve never been a zealot about it the way I was about nursing (until I experienced the other side with a very sick baby), homeschooling (until I gained some humility) or screen time (until I got very, very tired).
Originally we chose cloth because we were broke. Today, we still use cloth – because we’re cheap. I might have envied my friends who could afford all the disposable diapers they wanted, but I never looked down on them.
So, with that in mind, here’s my round up on the good, the bad, and the poopy of cloth diapers.