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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Adventures in Cloth Diapering

About 9 months ago, while pregnant with Niko I decided I wanted to try cloth diapers for the sole purpose of saving us $$$. We purchase a bunch of diapers, enough for Braelyn and Nikolas. Well, when I was put on bed rest with Niko, Dave and I decided that cloth diapers were one thing we didn't need to be worrying about at that time so we put them away and switched back to disposable. I had every intention of returning to cloth once Nikolas was born...but things didn't go quite as planned. I was totally overwhelmed with 3 under the age of 3 (not to mention 3 other daycare kiddos) and decided that cloth diapering just wasn't for me. So, I sold them to a dear friend. I am so glad she has been enjoying them, but it was such a mistake. After a month or two we were settled back into a great routine and I missed cloth diapering. I know it sounds silly, but I felt like it was a big thing I could do to help our finances; allowing me to work hard and support our family. It was a very personal and practical way that I felt I was able to live out this verse in my daily life...

Proverbs 31:17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her task.

I am by no means saying that a wife and mom must cloth diaper in order to live as a Proverbs 31 wife. That is the furthest from the truth! It was a personal conviction of mine.

Seeing as I had sold all of my first stash of cloth diapers I prayed about it and decided that a majority of my diapers I would purchase used and I would try and teach myself how to sew my own. Today Niko and Braelyn are wearing the very first "mommy made" cloth diapers. I learned a lot while making them and I am very excited to make some more! Here are a few pictures of my first creations...













2 comments:

  1. I don't think it sounds silly at all to miss cloth diapering, but you know that we've made a fairly big commitment to it. :) I really enjoy it. Especially after all the problems we've had with Pampers over the last 5 months or so, cloth seems more and more like a choice we want to keep making.

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