I had actually thought about it soon after our 5th baby was born. I had looked into things here and there but wasn’t sure where to start. Then I found the message board Diaperswappers. I got so much advice on what to start with. Now, unfortunately for me, my baby was a monster boy. He was huge and had giant thighs. I tried some one size diapers that just didn’t work, so the members at DS suggested going straight to larges. I was excited. My first day I had barely enough diapers to get him through the day. I was changing him every hour because it is harder to tell when cloth is wet. I had to stop that quickly with so few diapers.
Its amazing how something so simple can change your life though. Everyone thought I was insane, but really they think that anyway just because I have 6 children. There have been times cloth has been hard, when Carter had the staph infection and we didn’t know and he was so sick I couldn’t barely find time to wash clothes let alone diapers. Or when Mason was born and I was in the hospital, but Mike said he would wash them and he did, both sets of diapers.
Now in theory you save money while cloth diapering. But in reality, most moms that cloth diaper become addicts and like to buy as many as possible. This is where I developed a problem. I love diapers. I love cute prints and as I diapered Carter I came to learn what diapers I liked, what worked the best and what didn’t. I sold some and bought many.