I actually remember the very moment that the idea struck me. I don’t know where the idea came from, but I called up John and asked him what he thought. I’m pretty sure he thought I was nuts! Guess what, so did everybody else! I sat in my rocker nursing Maggie and then began researching. Do you know how much information comes up when you google “cloth diapers” ? I was a bit scared. I stumbled across Kelly’s Closet (you aren’t surprised are you?). I was shocked by how much they cost. It seemed like a lot to get started. I called up John again who said, just do whatever, quit asking me questions. Okay, I will decide myself. But seriously, there are so many choices!!! I picked a few diapers, scribbled notes and then looked for a better price. Guess what, they are the same everywhere pretty much. Back to Kelly’s Closet I went, that FREE diaper coupon suckered me in! Then, not only did I have to choose diapers, then I had to choose sized or one sized, velcro or snaps….
I figured since I was home with Maggie except when we went out showing houses that it would save us money and I love doing laundry, so that didn’t seem like a big deal.
My first order was in March of 2011, Maggie was 5 months old when I decided her little tush needed something a bit more comfy. I ordered: Bum Genius OS, Knickernappies OS, Fuzzibunz OS, Rockin’ Green detergent, and of course the free diaper.
I was so excited when they arrived! In case you are wondering, the Fuzzibunz in Crushed Berries was her first ever cloth diaper. I was hooked before she ever had it on her. And the obsession started….
Next weeks topic: My favorite cloth diapers and why.
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