Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Man's Perspective on Cloth Diapering

More convincing and thorough posts have been written on cloth diapering by my wife, Amy, Heather, and others, but I was asked to write one to show the father's perspective on cloth diapering.  I will go through the pros and cons of cloth diapering as I see them.

First is the cloth diapering poop sack.  The first time I saw a diaper pail it made me want to gag.  Those things are disgusting.  Thankfully, I've never actually owned one.  Instead we have this "wet" bag (that I referred to as the poop sack earlier) for the dirty cloth diapers and inserts.  At first I was a little skeptical because I thought the zipper would let the smell out.  However I was surprised.  The zipper doesn't let the smell out.  And it gets washed in the wash machine every two days or so, unlike a diaper pail which someone has to clean by hand or not at all (yuck!).