Cloth Diapering 101 and my Alva 3.0 Stash6:52:00 PM
If you follow my posts you already know that I am breastfeeding - babywearing type of mommy. And today I will share you that I also joined the cloth diapering bandwagon since Cloud is 4 months old.
Cloth diaper is basically, by its name, a diaper made of cloth. Thus, can be washed and use numerous times. Unlike disposable diaper, it will go straight in the trash after just one use. The cost of one cloth diaper with microfiber insert can cost you 200php and above which you may find a bit expensive, but I tell you what, you can use it until you potty train your little one.
Currently we have 16 pcs of cloth diapers which I bought from Vezees Mananghaya. The more cds (cloth diapers) you buy the bigger discount you can have. What I love about cloth diapers is they have a wide variety of cute designs which obviously disposable diapers doesn't have. If you are mommy on a budget (like me!) and would like to try cloth diapers, there are several budget cds like Alva, Babyland and EcoPwet (what a cute name!). There are also high end brands like Bum Genius, Fluffy Pwets, Grovia and etc. I opted to try Alva and so far I am loving them.
Cloth diapers consists of inserts which are necessity to help absorb whatever your little one may leak. You can choose from microfibers, hemp and bamboo charcoal, each of them have different absorbancy levels. In choosing your inserts, it is important to take into consideration all the details to give your baby the best absorbent and comfortable diaper they can wear.
We are not exclusively cloth diapering, Cloud uses them during daytime and consumes two to three cds in a day. We use disposable diaper during night time and everytime we have a family day out. For now, I am satisfied with the number of stash we have so I have no plans yet on buying some more. Maybe if I see some new prints then why not! :)
There are two main reasons why I chose to try cloth diaper; one, I know in time I will save money from buying disposable diapers and its resell value, and two; because of their cute designs. It was later I realized the other essentials benefits in using cds which I am very happy about.
1. Cloud never encountered an awful diaper rush.
2. Using cd could reduce your baby's bum from chemical exposure.
3. Cloth diapers can be fitted from newborn to toddler.
4. Babies who uses cd can be potty trained earlier because they are more aware on wetness.
To know more about using cloth diapers you may join Modern Cloth Nappying Pinays on Facebook.
Now on to my humble Alva 3.0 Stash shots. :)
During this shoot, 4 cds are still in the laundry so I wasn't able to take photos of it.
So that's all for now and I hope you learned something from this post today. :)
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