Tuesday, September 16, 2008


when i was pregnant i swore i was going to breastfeed for at least a year, wouldn't use a pacifier, would make my own babyfood and ::gasp:: would use cloth diapers.

samil weaned himself from the boob about two weeks before his first birthday, won't sleep without the "bobo", eats everything we give him natural or not (though almost all of his pureed food was homemade) and well, the cloth...

i was sold that although they suck for the environment and cost about $60US dollars a month that i needed to use disposables. i didn't like the idea, but we were blessed with a huge supply of pampers from my baby shower and we didn't even have to spend one peso for diapers until samil was seven months old.

however, our finances needed some tweaking this new school year. ironically we're making more money than before, but we have some big ticket purchases we want to make and we want to make it as easy as possible when it's time to buy.

what could i do to save some cash?

i dug out some of the cloth diapers i had - given to me with the idea that i'd use them as burp cloths - and bought a pack of diaper pins. it took me a few turns to get the diaper on correctly, to stay put and not leak. but you know what? it's not that bad.

the poop diapers are gross, i'm not going to lie. but really, not atrocious, no undoable. i just ordered more cloth. it was a little expensive for just 10 diapers, but i think it'll be worth it in the long run.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Good for you! Have you heard of G Diapers? They're disposable but a little less mess... obviously I have no frame of reference but I've heard good things about them from others. (www.gdiapers.com) Good luck - I'm sure you'll keep us entertained with updates. ;)