Are you sure you don’t have time to use cloth diapers? If you choose to use cloth diapers, you can use time-saving strategies and no-fold diapers to fit into your busy schedule. Your choices make a big difference.
Consider these factors to save yourself time:
- which style of diapers you choose;
- how many diapers to have on hand, which leads to
- how often to wash diapers; and
- simple cleaning habits.
Which style of diapers will save you time? If time is your limiting factor, choose a diaper that doesn’t require stuffing or folding.
Perfect choice: All-in-one diaper
To save time, have more diapers on hand. That means you won’t need to wash as often. There are drawbacks to this approach, though.
- Money. You will need to invest more money up front to buy more diapers, if you wash less often.
- Clean Diapers. Your diapers will be easier to clean if they don’t sit dirty as long.
Doing more small loads of cloth diaper laundry will save you money in the long run because you won’t need to buy as many diapers, and the diapers won’t suffer damage from sitting too long in waste.
Save time AND money with simple habits. Every morning, before you get busy with your day, start a load of laundry. Every other day, make that diaper laundry.
That means you need enough diapers for 3 days—two days between washes and one day to get the laundry done. For a newborn, you will need 35-40 diapers for this method. For an older baby, you will need 25-30 diapers. For a toddler who is nearing potty learning, you will need 18-20 diapers.
Save more money by washing more often, at least during the newborn months when you will be changing diapers more often.
Cloth Diapering Basics
This month we are answering some of those common questions and comments that we get in the bynature.ca store about cloth diapering basics, like “I can’t afford cloth diapers,” “Don’t cloth diapers leak?” and “Aren’t cloth diapers gross?”
We want to answer YOUR questions. Tell us your cloth diaper questions in the comments below.