Sunday, March 13, 2011

Why We Cloth Diaper Part II

My wife brought up some other good facts on cloth diapering. She loves the designs of them. She likes to shop around and constantly ask me if this or that pattern is cute. I think most of them are pretty cute.

I remembered that I really don't like the sound of a baby walking and crawling around in disposable plastic diapers. I'm not sure exactly why I don't like it but it probably has something to do with me spending so much time at babysitters when I was younger. To me it sounds like fingernails on a chalk board.

Sara to answer you question, we started cloth diapering Maggie around 3-4 weeks of age. The hospital gave us a bunch of diapers when we brought Maggie home. We also had a box of diapers at home just in case. We used all of those up and then shopped around for some cloth diapers. I'm not a 100% sure if you can cloth diaper from day on due to the umbilical cord being still attached. Newborn diapers have a cut in them to make room for the cord. You have to wait until it falls off to put them in regular diapers. If you have any more questions please ask, always glad to help.


  1. I love hearing other people's reasons for cloth diapering! I guess that I just figured that we had no real reasons not to. I find disposables gross...we used them until she was 13 days old (the length of her NICU stay) and started with cloth as soon as we brought her home! We have "fitteds" that we make sure to leave for babysitters when they're here, and no one has had issues. I totally commend you two for sticking to it without your own laundry's time consuming, but totally worth it!

    Stephanie (@lifewithpants)

  2. I don't know what kind of diapers you use but there are newborn cloth diapers that have a dip for the umbilical cord. This applies to all in ones, pockets and prefold covers.

    I was pretty sure I was going to go with disposable for the first few weeks but I took a wrong turn in the grocery store to the diaper aisle and the smell of the plastic diapers hit me hard. I just can't do it.

  3. I wasn't sure and I don't remember seeing them. The wife would of known if they do though, but she is at work now. But definitely good to know for baby #2. Thanks

  4. Thanks so much for answering my question! It's definitely a new world for me. Glad to know you can be a resource when I am in a position to really start making those kinds of decisions!

  5. You can always fold the newborn prefolds down enough to leave room for the cord stump and I know that there is at least one brand of covers that has a dip.