My blog friend SarcasticMom was blogging about switching to cloth diapers. Her son is a little older than Aidan (15 months if I remember correctly) and he has had diaper rash after diaper rash just like Aidan. She’s switching because of that and because she’s on an Eco-friendly trip!! I have attempted to join in on this as much as possible. I started this week by cleaning up my yard and the ditch. There wasn’t much there, but you know. You have to start somewhere.
Back to ass.
Aidan has had numerous diaper rashes since he was born, his first starting at 4 months old. I think he has super-sensitive skin like me, so anything will irritate it. We’ve done many things to help with this and most of them work briefly. A lot of his diaper rashes have had a yeast infection. We’ve talked to his doc about it, we’ve bought everything under the sun for diaper rashes and chafed skin. We’ve let him run without a diaper. We’ve avoided certain foods that seem to cause it. We’ve avoided diapers that didn’t help. Everything.
As I was reading about her journey reading up on the Bum Genious cloth diapers, I was getting more and more interested in buying them for Aidan and being done with it.
The only thing is is that my figures are a lot different than hers. I calculated that we spend approximately $221 a year on diapers for Aidan. The cloth diapers are roughly $18 each. If we switch, we’ll need at least 6-8 to keep our sanity, but we’ll still be washing diapers all the time – probably once a day at least, if not more. That’s $108 for 6 diapers, plus add in the inserts for protection against overnight leaks.
I’m thinking about giving it a try at least. The awesome thing about this is that if we have another baby, we can use them on that baby. The diapers are one size fits 7-35lbs. That’s practically the baby’s entire diaper life.
Any donations? 🙂