I initially looked in to gDiapers. gDiapers are hybrid diapers, part disposable, part reusable cloth. After doing a little research on them I figured it would actually cost us more than using Huggies. No thanks! My biggest reason for wanting to cloth diaper is the savings versus buying disposables month after month.
I was talking with Ant this morning and he said we could give cloth diapering a try! I was surprised at how little persuading it took on my part to get him to agree to it. Probably because he'll refuse to launder them. Once I get a routine down with them I don't think it'll be that big of a deal.
The routine is going to be the biggest hurdle. The washing machines at our condo don't have any extra rinse options, so I purchased a diaper sprayer to help get them clean. I also found a hand washing tutorial online, so that is another option for us. I plan on line drying them as much as I can to cut down on laundry costs.
Since I don't know if we'll like cloth diapering or not, I just purchased six to start. Two Kawaii diapers, two FuzziBunz One Size and two FuzziBunz Perfect Size. From what I've read, to cloth diaper full time it's recommended to have at least 20+. I'll be sure to show off our "fluff" when we get it!
We've got a whole box of Huggies still so we will definitely use them as we're building our cloth diaper stash, assuming we like it. Cloth wipes are another thing I need to think about. For right now I'm totally fine with using disposables, but might think of using reusable in the future.
Squee! I'm so excited to start cloth diapering. I just really hope it works for us. If it doesn't, at least we tried and I won't wonder about it anymore.