I'm not even able to use them yet (not due till november) but i think my addiction has started early.
it all started with a visit to Kiddicare in peterborough (i had considered cloth before the visit but didn't realise how cute i'd find them)
We started out looking at buying onelife, and some totsbots AIO's, then i liked the look of the MEOS wraps so started looking towards them instead. focussing on one size btp nappies.
now i'm consoled with the fact that not all nappies will work with each child - obviously they're all unique in shape and wetting habits so now i'm going towards the few of many types approach.
i'm buying a mixture of shaped, flat, AIO, sized and a variety of wraps too, some will be new, some pre-loved. but my total budget for start up is £200 (and get £25 back from council) so i'll be keeping my eyes open for bargains.
our main motivation was towards cost, chemicals, environment - in that order!
- my salary will be a whooping 2/3's less when on mat leave so i was worried about finding money for sposies.
- then i read about the harsh, yet to determine if theres a long running issue, unregulated chemicals in nappies which worried me!
- then i remembered our bin gets emptied every fortnight - yuck! two weeks worth of sposies festering in a wheelie bin doesn't appeal to me at home so why should it be ok in landfill! for infinity! it's just moving the location of the problem.
i only know one other person (hubby's work colleague) who uses cloth and she swears by BG. Chatting with my cousing the other day she didn't even realise you could still get cloth, the thought hadn't even crossed her mind, needless to say she was startled when she saw a few of the cool nappies on the websites!
Oops! sorry for the essay!