Thinking About Cloth Diapering?

Choosing Cloth Diapers

Initially, cloth diapering can seem daunting with the wide variety of choices. The Internet has loads of information including helpful how-to videos like these ones from Funky Fluff.  You can also ask us for help when you come into the shop or over email. Trust us, once you are shown how to use and care for your diapers it will seem simple.

Here are 3 more reasons you may want to consider cloth diapering your baby:

Toileting Cues

Cloth diapering helps both you and your child tune in with their toileting habits. Your child will begin to connect the action of going to the washroom with the dampness of their diaper. As they develop they will exhibit signs of potty readiness such as telling you they are wet. You will be less likely to leave your child in a wet diaper than if you were using a disposable and will notice signs of your child toileting.

Keep Your Finances Healthy

Diapering can be a fixed cost rather than an ongoing expense. Calculate how much of your budget you can allocate towards your baby’s diapers and invest in diapers like Canadian-owned Funky Fluff or Applecheeks or Bummis that fit within that set amount. You can also recoup much of the money you spend by selling your diapers when your little one is toilet trained.

Change Your Mindset

Using cloth diapers can break the throwaway mentality. It is quite often a gateway to noticing other ways you can save money by reusing an item. After months of cloth diapering, you may find yourself reaching for rags instead of paper towels, refusing plastic bags at the grocery store, and packing snacks in stainless steel containers instead of Ziploc bags.
If cloth diapering isn’t for you, stay tuned because we’ll soon be talking the benefits of eco-friendly disposables.