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A Cloth Diaper Story: Michelle F.


2 boys, 3 years and 9 mo.

About Michelle
I am a stay-at-home mommy so most of my days are spent changing diapers, playing trains, and keeping kiddos happy and healthy! In my spare time I love to blog, read, and catch up on my favorite reality tv shows! Yes, I'm a reality junkie!

How long have you been cloth diapering?
A total of about 2.5 years. I cloth diapered my oldest son from the time he was 7 months old until he potty trained at 2. I've been cloth diapering my youngest son since he was about 2 weeks old.

Why did you choose to cloth diaper?
Originally, I started cloth diapering to save money. I still do it to save money, but now I also do it because I see how great it is for the environment and my baby. Also, they are so cute and work so great!

What diapers are in your stash?
My stash is all pockets at the moment except for one AI2. I have mostly Sunbabies and BumGenius 4.0s. I am expecting some fitteds and wool in the mail though and I'm going to give those a try for night!

Favorite diaper in your stash?

My BumGenius 4.0 in Mirror..such a gorgeous color!

Biggest cloth diapering challenge?
For my youngest, it's been finding a good fit! What worked on my oldest son hasn't always worked on my youngest, so I've had to explore some different types of diapers.

Favorite thing about cloth diapering?
That I don't have to spend a fortune every few weeks buying diapers that I'm just going to throw in the trash! And how cute they look on my little guy's bum!

Least favorite thing about cloth diapering?

Favorite piece of parenting or cloth diaper advice?
Try different kinds before you buy all of one kind/brand. Chances are you'll like different kinds for different purposes (night, naps, out and about, etc.)

Thanks Michelle for sharing your story!  If you'd like to read more from Michelle, check out her blog The Not So Secret Confessions of a Second Time Mom

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