Two years back when my son was born, he came to us in the hospital in a disposable diaper, and by the time we were discharged a couple of days later, there were another 2 packets of diapers in our bags. I remember the elders asking us to use cloth instead of diapers, as disposable are not good for the baby, but being new-age parents we preferred the convenience of disposables.
Our son was a frequent pooper, and prone to eczema, and the dustbins used to be full of 10–12 diapers a day. We even bought a separate dustbin for the diapers, and were daily searching online for the best deals in diapers. We had spent more than Rs.10,000 on diapering our son in the first three months of his life. A friend of mine mentioned that she was using modern cloth diapers for her son, which are convenient, eco-friendly and cost-effective.
I immediately Googled up, and spent the next few days gathering all the information about cloth diapers. Went to a few websites, found them overwhelming, but just to give it a try, ordered a couple of cloth diapers and joined a Facebook group. I was super excited to receive my first fluff, tested the fitting with the help of a few experts on Facebook and here I was …. A cloth diapering mom!
It was one of the best decision of my life, and I am glad I did my bit for the environment.