Many families are looking for ways to cut back on their spending. This can be very difficult when you are expecting a child, or you already have a newborn in the house. Many moms have found that cloth diapers are the solution. They feel that they will be able to save a lot of money when compared with the disposable diapers that the majority of families tend to use. Of course as with anything, there is certainly a downside to using the cloth diapers. Below we will compare the benefits of cloth diapers with the work load. After reading the article you can come to your own conclusion as to what is best for your family, and post you’re though in the comments section below the article.
First let’s take a close look at all the benefits of cloth diapers. Of course there is the cost, since you will not be spending a weekly amount of money on disposable. It will also save you on garbage bags, since you need these items for diapers. Of course it is important to keep in mind that although it does come out cheaper in the end, you will have to pay more upfront for the cloth diapers. This is due to the amount of supplies that you will need to have on hand when you bring the baby home. The next benefit is that it may make it easier to potty train your child. After speaking with many moms who have used disposable diapers, and those who have used cloth, it seems that some children who use cloth potty trained quicker. Of course this can vary depending on the child.
The work load
Now let’s take a look at the work load. There is a lot more work when it comes to cloth diapers than disposable. Some moms have no problem handling this work load, but others find it to be overwhelming. One thing to take into consideration is that you will need to clean out the dirty diapers as soon as they are messed up. Some moms don’t mind storing them in a bag until they are able to get to them and clean them out. After talking with moms who have tried this method, many feel that it is more sanitary to clean them out as soon as they are removed. You can put the baby in the crib, or have someone hold them for a minute while you rinse out the diaper. The work part comes when you have ten to twelve diapers per day that need to be cleaned out and then washed in the washing machine. If you don’t like dirty diapers in a bag waiting to be cleaned you can find the work load tremendous. Also once they are clean you will need to dry them, fold them and put them away. This includes clearing the cloth diapers in the middle of the night or early in the morning, when they need cleaning.