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Cloth Diapering: A Dad’s Point of View


Correct me if I’m wrong but when a mom comes to her partner and says, “What do you think about….(insert parenting style/baby product)?”, she’s probably already made up her mind. That’s true at least for our family. Pre-baby I was researching EVERYTHING because I wanted to be prepared and know I was making an informed decision. Once baby arrived I was too busy to research anything let alone check my email so I was glad I had done it all beforehand. So when it came down to deciding to do cloth, I had already made up my mind when I first saw a clothes line of brightly coloured cloth diapers hanging in the window of our local cloth diaper store, Nurtured, a few years before babies were even on our radar.

Now that we are elbow-deep in cloth diapering, I wanted to sit down with my husband and get his take on the wonderful world of cloth diapers. What’s his favourite things and not so favourite things and about some common misconceptions about the whole deal. Let’s get started, shall we!?

Stephanie: When I first said, “Cloth Diapers”, what went through your mind?

Husband: Well the cloth diapers I knew were the tea towel looking things you had to fold up and put a safety pin in — I didn’t know a lot about cloth diapering and I figured we would just do it for a month and you would hate it or we would just come to the decision that it wasn’t for us. I didn’t think it would be a forever thing.

S: Do you still feel that way?

H: No. I don’t! Although there are tea towel looking things I’m glad we don’t use. The diapers we do use are easy to put on, easy to clean, and easy on the wallet.

S: Favorite diaper style and why?

H: Pockets! It gives us more choice when it comes to stuffing inserts in. We tend to do 1 during the day and 2 at night time. We use Charlie Banana one size. The very best part is the adjustable legs! I’m not a fan of the rise snaps on some styles.

S: Least favorite part of cloth diapering?

H: There’s nothing about cloth diapering that’s any worse than disposables. The fact is you are still changing a poopy diaper!

S: Best part?

H: Savings, definitely! Even the amount we spent on our cloth diapers is way less than we would have spent on disposables thus far.

S: Any myths or misconceptions you want to bust for any partners who are feeling apprehensive?

H: It’s not any more messy or gross than disposable diapers.

S: Given the chance, would you want to switch to disposables?


There you have it. He’s hooked on Cloth.

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  • Cloth diapering has come a long way since i was diapering my little ones. With my 1st, I sewed my own layered, fitted diapers of my own creation. They were pretty good, but in the end, decided that the drying time was too long. With the next 4 babies I used regular square flannel diapers with what we called ‘plastic pants’. I would let them soak in a bucket of vinegar water in the bathroom til I had a full load and then dump the whole thing into the washing machine and set it to spin. After spinning out the soiled soaking water, they were washed in hot water, usually hung to dry and then folded with liners set in them all ready to be used. I tried velcro fasteners, but really found the diaper pins did a better job. My 2 oldest daughters are now mothers. One uses cloth, the other disposable. I’m glad to see so many new moms choosing cloth!

    • Wow! You know your way around cloth diapers, I’ll bet! Cloth diapering is such a fun adventure with so many pros it’s hard to name them all! We are loving our cloth and can’t see an end to it in our future! Thanks for stopping by xoxo

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • Adrienne Boswell

    This is all good to know. I have been checking into cloth diapering you know “for a friend!” Mums the word though as no official announcements have been made 😉 Thanks for linking up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party!