Earth Day – How I started Cloth Diapering

Getting started with cloth diapers.  There are so many ways to start cloth diapering.  Those of you with unlimited funds… go out there and shop to your hearts content.  Check out Ragababe and Chelory, to name a few.  But your best bet is to find a company with a trial package so that you can try a few styles before you build a stash.  For the rest of us, trial packages are still a great idea.  What happens if that is out of your budget?

When we found out we were pregnant, I knew I wanted to cloth diaper.  No questions asked.  How to afford it was a whole different story.  Of course, I put them on my registry.  That didn’t do me much good.  So I went on Craigslist.  I was able to get 7 BumGenius 3.0 for $50.  OK, that’s a start.  Then, I kept stalking CL.  I found a few WAHM diapers too.  In the end, when my son was born, not one of the diapers I bought fit in the beginning.  So sposies it was, until he gained some weight.  The WAHM diapers never fit him right so I sold them to pay for shipping for my diapers from Giving Diapers, Giving Hope.  We qualified and they were the main reason we were able to start diapering.  They sent me enough to have a good stash and only have to do laundry every other day.  I have been working on building my own stash so that I can send them back their diapers.  I have learned to make my own, which is a blessing.  I have also been sent several diapers to review.  My own stash is about 15 diapers.  I am shooting for 30, and then I will be shipping back the GDGH ones, so that another family can be blessed with them.

Cloth diaper charities are a great place to start when you have no other way to start.    I think that most people can find a way, you just have to know where to look.

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