Guest Post by Tiffany
I know most of my group of friends thinks that I am completely crazy for volunteering to wash poo out of diapers. I continually tell them that it is not nearly as bad as what they would imagine and if they have a dog or cat then they have done worse things. When they concede that fact, they usually reply with something about folding diapers. That is about the time I bring them into the 21st century of cloth diapers by telling them about pocket diapers and all in ones.
cloth diapers? The aisle is full of ANCIENT cloth diapering options - plastic pants, birdseye flats, prefolds and not a snappi in sight. Who are they kidding? Nobody would want to cloth diaper with those as their only options. I know that I sure wouldn't do that willingly or without somebody challenging me to do it.
Knickernappies) is $17.00. If you have ever thought about cloth diapering or have ever done the math you know where I am going with this. Based on the average cost per disposable (-sposie) and the average of 9 diapers a day, 365 days a year, for 2.5 years the average baby costs upward of $2600 to diaper. Then there are those who cloth diaper, $17 for an average of 20 diapers, $340. So my hypothesis, is that big box retailers are contributing to this cloth diaper phobia by not offering up all the options. They are not offering up all of the options simply because it benefits them fiscally to keep people coming back for -sposies every week. Not only does it bring you into their store for other potential sales, but it brings you back for more -sposies (which eventually cost more). If only they knew what every other Work At Home Mom (WAHM) cloth diaper retailer knew, that is if you get 'em hooked they will come back regardless of how big their diaper stash is.
www.dudsordeals4moms.com and running our family computer business www.facebook.com/tandsdigital. I also have been active with my local chapter of Birth Network National. A non - profit organization that promotes the Mother Friendly Care Initiative.