Cost vs. Effort
I chose to cloth diaper because of the money saving benefits. In two years, I have spent way more than I needed to on a very large stash. In that time I have sold a few diapers and made some of my money back, but I still haven't reached the amount it would have cost my family to diaper our son with disposables. All that said, some parents see the convenience of disposables worth the cost. To not add another load of laundry to their wash routine is worth it!
Of course cloth diapers are the most eco-friendly choice when considering waste going into a landfill. We won't get into water usage in this post. But there are disposable diapers on the market that are more eco-friendly than others. Many parents are choosing these diapers over the mainstream disposables. Many parents aren't, but what are you going to do?
If you've ever dealt with rash after rash after rash or ammonia stink that you can't get rid of no matter what you try, you may understand this one. Some parents try cloth diapers only to throw in the towel as a last resort. They've tried so many solutions that they are frustrated. Of course not all cloth diapering parents have this experience, but it does happen.
I'm writing this post for perspective. I know many times I think parents don't know what they're missing. Sure, if they gave it a try, they could see how easy it really is, but you can't force your opinions and ideas on everyone.
I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival. I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad. I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.