Saturday, April 26, 2008

My Green Baby!

Since Earth Day has come and gone I forgot to mention that I decided to get all tree hugger with Elizabeth! :) So with my third baby I finally got up the nerve to switch to cloth diapers. I am so amazed at how simple they are. Cloth sure has come a long way from scrubbing and swishing in the toilet and hanging to dry on the line in the yard! When I told my mom I switched she said "Ewww... gross" It's not gross at all! Of course I went the more expensive and convenient way by buying the adorable pocket diapers instead of prefolds, pins, covers, etc... These are as simple as disposable and super cute and soft. I love how cushie her bottom feels when I hold her and knowing that she doesn't have any chemicals that come from the diaper filling touching her bottom. I still use disposables for when we are out and at church or at night, but even with doing that I only go through one pack a month. That's one jumbo pack of Luvs at 7.99 a package! So I spend $8 a month on diapers. Not bad on the budget huh?
And if God gives us another baby (GASP!!) then these can just be passed on and I will really get my money's worth! ;)
So here are some photos of the cutie modeling her eco friendly fashion! :)
These were taken when she was 6 months, she is now 9 months. But still cute! :)

7 comments:

Carrielyn said...

OOOOOO Love how snug the leg looks! Good for you!

Sarah Joy said...

Yes, they are so snug, but still very comfy. She crawls in them now just fine and they don't pinch at all. They don't leak ever. I have only had them leak one time and that was when she slept for almost 12 hours and was super wet. I have more leaks with disposables than I ever had with cloth. I love them!

Jen said...

Super cute! You're such a good green Mommy.

laurel said...

I agree, cloth diapers are the best! I made wipes out of some yummy thick flannel, and I love those too!! What kind of cloth diapers do you use? I love the Bum Genius diapers.
Also, I love that you are open to having more children. Yay for big families!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

Eww.. Ya, I don't think I could do that, I'm with your mom on that one. it does save money... but You're still crazy :)Barbi

Anonymous said...

Oh one more thing.. No more babies. You left Mesa before the Mormons converted you remember? You didn't become Catholic and not tell me did you? Sorry, I had to be the one to help Brandon out and keep you in check. More kids = more expensive!!

Sarah Joy said...

Money doesn't matter to me, and neither do anyone's opinions on how many children I do or do not have. they are a blessing from God and a reward.