Baby Martin is about 6 weeks away, and I'd say Crystal and I are almost ready.
I've assembled the crib, change table, playpen, stroller and we have a car seat ready to go. The baby's room is painted and decorated, we've been through the lamaze/getting ready for baby classes and last night we went on our hospital tour. Pretty good right?
Almost... One roadblock stands in our way.
We haven't decided on diapers yet.
I'm a cloth diaper fanboy, while Crystal wants whatever is easiest. The idea of having to clean poop out of a diaper before you put it in the bucket was not something Crystal found appealing. She'd rather just fold it up and toss it in the garbage. Much easier.
A couple weeks ago we hung out with friends who are very "green" and they gave us a quick demo on the cloth diapers they use. It looks so easy! They even have a water-gun that attaches to the toilet so you don't have to touch the poop! That night Crystal left thinking cloth was an option. #winning
We took a trip over to Serenity in the south end of Barrie to take a look at cloth diaper options, and I think we left more confused than we entered. So many different options! Do we want bamboo, stay dry or organic? Do we want an all-in-one or linered? Do we want Bum Genius, FuzziBuns or Mother-Eaze? Snaps or Velcro? It was overwhelming.
Crystal looked up cloth diapers on Kijiji, but the idea of someone else's diapers is kinda weird to me. Would you buy someone else's used underwear? So we're still trying to figure out what to do, but I think Crystal is leaning towards the cloth.
They are cheaper (especially if you have more than one kid).
They are better for the environment.
They work better than disposables. (Don't believe me? Read THIS)
Seems like a no-brainer to me.
So let's hear from you, have you used cloth? What do you recommend?