Friday, February 02, 2007

Diaper Delivery Today

As I have mentioned previously, we are going to try our hand at cloth diapering. It will have its challenges I'm sure, but we don't really like the idea of adding disposable diapers to the landfill (you use something like 10-12 diapers a day with a newborn!)

I signed up with the local diaper service for a month, and then we can decide if we want to continue with that for a while longer or shift over into our own stash of diapers.
Cloth diapering has come a long way in the past 10 years, there are new microfiber options that keep baby dry and can be reused. Pretty fancy stuff. We're just starting out with cotton diapers and diaper covers made from new materials.

This morning the diaper service dropped off the first lot of diapers and a diaper pail, maybe not that exciting for you but for me it's one more thing crossed off the list.

Earlier in the week I was able to find someone selling diaper covers through Craigslist. It's really common to buy these items used and they are in fine condition -- half price for the lot, not bad.

I've also got a bunch of diaper creams, cotton, etc. I just need a changing pad and diaper fasteners and we're good to go. Phew!


Hilde said...

We used a service the first few months and it was a good experience. Have fun with it! Can't believe you'll have a new baby to diaper in just a few days!!!


Hetty Fauxvert said...

My DH and I went back and forth on what kind of diapers to use ... we finally decided to start off with disposables, simply because we are having twins and don't have any relatives to come help us, so we figured that dealing with regular diapers would just be one more thing. But we are not thrilled about the disposables because of environmental considerations, so we may change over later, after we have this "parenting" thing down a little better! I would be interested in hearing more about your experiences with the diaper service, later on.