Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Adventures in Products: Cloth Diapers

Before Rebekah was born, Daniel and I decided that we wanted to give cloth diapers a try. There are a wide range of reasons why a family may choose to use cloth diapers. Environmental reasons. Monetary reasons. Health reasons. We really did not have any one specific reason for wanting to do cloth diapers. I like the idea of less waste ending up in a landfill. Daniel likes that we know what is against Rebekah's bottom (he has pretty sensitive skin and is easily irritated by fragrances and chemicals and worried that she may be the same). And, let's be honest, we both like saving money!

When we are going to make an investment into something, Daniel is an amazing researcher. He likes to make sure we are getting the best quality at the best price. So he did A LOT of research on cloth diapers. And he found a brand of cloth diapers that we thought would work well for us. Grovia Hybrid Diapers.

Before I go any further, Grovia does not know who I am. This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share with you what is working for us. Grovia does have a referral reward program, so if you would like to try them, let me know! Ok, Go!



Info on the diaper:
The Grovia Hybrid Diaper is a 2 part diaper system. The outer shell and the inner pad. One of the things that we really like about the Grovia Hybrid is that when the diaper is wet, you can just change the pad by snapping it out and snapping in a new dry pad, reusing the shell and cutting down on the amount of laundry. Another reason why we picked the Grovia Hybrid is that the shell is also compatible with a disposable pad for when you are on the go and may not want to carry a soggy, wet cloth diaper around in your diaper bag.

Our diapering system:
We are currently full time cloth diapering Rebekah and have 14 shells and 26 pads. (Sometimes the start up cost of cloth diapers discourages peopleWe were VERY blessed to receive all of the shells and pad that we have a gifts from friends and family for either baby showers or Christmas gifts!) We also purchased a wipe warmer with 32 reusable wipes. I plan on doing a post just about the wipes, soon. I do a load of diaper laundry every other day. I wash all of the wipes, pads and shells together, and the dry only the pads and wipes. The shells air dry in less time than the pads dry in the dryer! I'm also planning on doing a post about my washing routine. So more to come about our cloth diaper adventure!!

Did you use cloth diapers? Do you have any tips for me as we learn more about the world of cloth?

2 comments:

  1. My step daughter has used cloth diapers with all 3 of her boys... they make the cutest little shells too for these. Such an environmental choice... & saves you money too. Disposables add up so quickly!!!

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  2. my husband is great at researching things too! i love that about him! i admire people who use cloth diapers! we have never tried!

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