If anyone had told me while I was in college that my passion would one day be cloth diapers, I would not have believed it. I was a typical fashion design student, dreaming of New York City and breaking in to the fashion industry. I loved sewing and designing, and I was going to be famous.
Well, as it so often happens, life had other plans. College graduation brought a return to my small home town, a less than fabulous waitressing career and my high school love. Oh, the glamour. I worked hard, sewed little and fell helplessly in love.
It's safe to say that having a child changes your life, and I was certainly no exception to the rule. Expecting my first child, I dove head first in to researching anything and everything baby. My son would have only the best. I always knew I would cloth diaper, having grown up using cotton pre-folds on my dolls. What I didn't know was how much cloth diapering had changed since the days of diaper pins and plastic pants.
I didn't fully commit to cloth diapering until baby was four months old. I'll admit, it's hard,. You have to be dedicated and I got a bunch of disposables at my shower. However, once I started, I was hooked! No more buying diapers! No more excess trash. Cloth diapering is actually a lot more simple than it sounds. All you need is a diaper sprayer, trash can and diaper pail liner. Simply spray the diaper clean and toss it in the pail. Every two days, dump the pail, liner and all, in the washing machine. Easy peasy.