These are 100% our opinions, and we're in no way judging anyone for their choices. This is just simply what we like!
Why Ashley Prefers Cloth:
|| Money. Cloth diapering saves money.. depending on how you prefer to cloth it could save you a huge chunk! Disposables cost on average $800 a YEAR. With my older child I clothed her with a handful of cheap diapers. I spent MAYBE $150 & those diapers I still have to use on my second child when I am ready. That is a lot of cash in my pocket for other things.
|| Fluff Butt. Not only does a cloth diaper make a baby butt look super adorable it is also SAFER! Disposable diapers contain a cancer causing chemical - Dioxin. Also, rashes happen LESS when clothed!
|| Reuse. Cloth diapers can be washed [ washing & stuffing of cloth diapers can be FUN ] and reused for years. They can be passed on from child to child. Meaning less disposable diapers sent to the land fills. Sposies are the 3rd top things/trash that take up space in the land fills. & it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose. YUCK!
Why Melissa Prefers Disposables:
|| Convenience. Y'all, laundry has never been a favorite activity. The knowledge that there wasn't a need to wash something every single day sold me from day one. Also, y'all may not know this if you don't have kids but newborn poops are gross! I was not about that life when it came to having to wash THOSE diapers! Also, I wasn't changing as many diapers since disposables hold more pee! win-win in my book.
|I have never been caught using one of these though!!|
|Seriously. Who wants to figure this out? *source*|
|| Leaks. No need to worry here. This goes back to the convenience thing too I suppose. Newborns are already up a million times a night as it is. In my "new mom" way of thinking, I didn't want to have to change bed sheets because of leaks in the middle of the night. I've been lucky with both kids that so far the only time we've had to change sheets in the middle of the night because of "leaks" is during potty training. That's a whole other story all together!
|Ainsley is quite happy in her bed!|