Oct 28, 2009

Cloth Diaper Carnival: Part 4

This post is part of the Cloth Diapering Bloggers and Dirty Diaper Laundry hosted Cloth Diaper Carnival that is held every month. Many bloggers get together and write about the same topic. This month is “Where did you first hear about/see cloth diapers?”

My cloth diapering journey has not been very long, yet it has felt like second nature since the beginning.  I started cloth diapering shortly after starting this blog.  I decided earlier this year that it would be best for me and the family to stay at home.  With the recession, we needed to cut our costs to be able to afford my new life as a SAHM.  I started investigating ways to cut costs and happened to search for diapers on Babies-R-Us (trying to get the best price) and saw package of cute colorful diapers.  They turned out to be Bumkins cloth diapers and I was intrigued. 

I then did a web search for reviews on the Bumkins diapers, and quickly discovered that prefolds and covers (like Bumkins) were not the only cloth diapers out there!  I started researching to find out about all the different types and read reviews and recommendations from every corner of the web, from blogs (and the Dirty Diaper Laundry video reviews!) to sites like DiaperPin. You can see one of my early posts on researching cloth diapers here

In my researching I found that there was a shop carrying cloth diapers a few miles from my house, and I happened to pass it every time I brought my kids for daycare.  I stopped in one day on a whim and spoke with a woman who helped me with the types and let me look at and touch (I'm a very tactile person) a number of diapers. I then purchased my first few diapers and a wet bag.  I ended up going back several times to try different brands, and even purchased a few online.  

With a days worth of cloth diapers in hand, I embarked on this great journey and have been blogging about it ever since! If you select the "cloth diapers" label from my sidebar you will see all the posts I have done on the subject since I started in July.

Please make sure you check out some of the other fabulous blogs through the Carnival!

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