I've been asked several times now why we started using cloth and why we love it so much. Here's our story!
It all started when Baby "S" was still growing inside me. My mom asked me if I was thinking of cloth diapering or if I didn't want to mess with that and I would just do disposables like most other people. That's when I started researching cloth diapering...surely it had to have improved a bit since my mother cloth diapered me! What I learned over that few days of research is that yes, it really had improved...more than I could have imagined! So, Daddy "S" and I talked about it and we decided to register for a few cloth diapers and we planned to cloth diaper part time.
When Baby "S" was born, she was teeny tiny and our One Size diapers simply didn't come close to fitting her, so we used disposables without another thought. When Baby "S" was about 2.5-3 weeks old, she got a terrible chemical burn on her bottom. So bad that she screamed every. single. time she soiled her diaper at all. It was terrible. We started using only cloth wipes on her (although we have since gone to disposable wipes and are considering switching back...) and she had "no diaper time" as frequently as possible. We also put her cloth diapers on her even though they were still pretty big on her. We have since never looked back.
We continue to cloth diaper because first and foremost it is the best for the baby. Baby "S"'s chemical burn taught us that! We also still use cloth because it is so easy. It is not that big of a deal to do a few extra loads of laundry each week. Its not so hard to rinse the poop out (or get bio-degradable inserts to put in each diaper and just pull out and toss in the toilet poop and all). Its not that big of a deal to stuff diapers either. Honestly, we like cloth diapering. Plus, the diapers are sooo cute! Even Daddy "S" will stuff diapers and willingly uses them.
Cloth diapers are very easy to care for, to use, and they are adorable! There are so many different options these days that you can choose the one that works best for your baby and your lifestyle. I will post many more cloth diaper instructions as the days go on to help you to understand why I love cloth so much. We're even considering getting a newborn stash (someday) so that our next one never needs a disposable! I truly believe that CLOTH ROCKS!!