As a new mom of twins, whenever I said that I intended to use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers, I got a variety of looks ranging from confusion to excitement. Some even commented that I was brave and wondered if I would have the time to breastfeed and cloth diaper my twins. When my friend first introduced the concept of cloth diapers, I was confused and a little freaked out. Come on, what do I do with the poop??? Plus, I couldn’t imagine dealing with pins and rubber pants! Despite learning that cloth diaper technology has come a long way – no more pins and rubber pants – I was still nervous.
However, my apprehension turned into determination once I realized how much money I would save and the benefits to my twins. According to research conducted by the cloth diaper brand Thirsties, a family can save up to $2,000 by using cloth diapers instead of disposable. Think about what you could do with that extra money! That’s between $55 – $83/month if your child is potty trained between 2 – 3 years old. Imagine what you could do with the extra money. You could contribute to their college fund, repay debt, do something extra for the kids, increase savings, take a vacation, etc. I was terrified about the additional time required to use cloth and I was totally grossed out at the thought of putting dirty diapers in my washing machine. However, the thought of the savings kept me motivated.
It turns out that cloth diapers are way easier than I imagined and they have saved me so much time. Prior to switching to cloth, I found myself changing clothes multiple times a day but now I rarely have to change clothes because of diaper leaks or blowouts. Washing the diapers takes less time than I imagined as I only spend 1-2 hours per week doing laundry.
Lastly, cloth diapers are better for my twins’ skin because they don’t have the chemicals from disposable diapers on their skin. Babies who wear cloth diapers even have fewer incidents of diaper rash. My diapers are so awesome that I have converted my family into cloth diaper fans. I highly recommend that you consider cloth diapers for your child.
Stay tuned next week because I’m going to be sharing the 5 things that you need to know when building your cloth diaper stash.
Aisha Taylor is a single mom of twins, personal financial coach, work from home entrepreneur, and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the book “5+5 FNPhenomenal Ways to Save $100 This Week Without Killing Your Lifestyle.” She is also the Founder of FNPhenomenal (Frugal –n- Phenomenal), a movement designed to give you the tools that you need to totally transform your finances, enjoy your life, and stop living from paycheck-to-paycheck. It’s time for you to be Financially Phenomenal! Book your complimentary 20-minute financial clarity session with Aisha here.
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