Friends: Cloth diaper-users are everywhere! It's so exciting to see how popular cloth is becoming. I knew exactly zero people using cloth when I started, and now I'm meeting lots. Moriah was the sweet community leader at the Influence Conference I attended in October. I was excited to see not only do we have "the common thread of the Good News," she also cloth-diapers her babies.
Keep reading to learn about Moriah's experience with cloth.
Names and ages of your little cloth diaper wearers...Josiah (2.5 yrs old) and Lucia (1.5 yrs old)
Your cloth diapering system you use and why you chose it...One-Size Diaper Covers and Prefolds because it seemed like the cheapest/economical option.
Why did you decide to cloth diaper?We were simply curious and wanted to see if they'd save us money in the long run since we knew we wanted to have lots of children close together. Because I was going to be a full time stay-at-home-mom, it seemed like the perfect option for us.
How long have you used cloth?Since Josiah was born, 2.5 yrs ago.
What processes or products have you changed from when you first started?We've always used the same system, but along the way, have been gifted many more covers and prefolds along the way from friends who no longer used theirs, as well as gifts from family when we were having a second child.
What is your wash routine?We only use generic, non-scented detergent. The cheapest we've been able to find at our grocery store. It's always worked for us! 3-4 times a week I do a load of diapers, first cold/cold no detergent, then hot/cold with detergent. Once a month, I wash the prefolds with bleach.
Your preferred cloth diaper brands/products...We've always used Flip Covers with Bummis Prefolds.
#1 reason you love cloth diapers...Cost effective and great for our children's sensitive skin.
Your biggest cloth diapering challenge and how you get over it...Going out in public for long hours. Eventually we decided to invest in disposables for long outings, because lugging around an extra cloth diaper bag did not make sense for us. Luckily, our children wear the same size, so we've been able to still save money in some ways. I would guess that we've spent around $150 in disposable diapers in the past 2 years for outings and vacations.
Your cutest cloth diaper/cover...LittleNeetchers.com is actually in the final stages of creating their own brand of cloth diaper and I've been able to test one out for them. They've picked out some really beautiful fabrics that I'm excited to pick from when they launch their new line.
Money you've spent on cloth diapers so far...Before Josiah was born, we asked for cloth diapers as a gift and received almost everything we needed for $150. Since then, we've probably invested about $30 on additional covers when we see sales online. We have purchased all of our cloth diapers and accessories from LittleNeetchers.com
You can get more from Moriah on Instagram: @MoriahSunde.
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