This post is for all of my mothers who follow my blog. If you a frequent reader of my blog and have read my original post: Why we switched to cloth diapers; you are aware that my family made the switch to cloth diapers a year ago. I wanted to give you an update and discuss: the reality, struggle and real talk that comes from using cloth diapers.
What are some of the things that come to mind when you think of an infant? Is it their pink and tiny faces, breath, smooth bottoms, minuscule toes, toothless smiles, and their cutest infant coos? What about: how it felt seeing your baby for the first time? Did you think about the way that they first cried? What about the feeling that you felt in your heart when your baby smiled at you for the first time? Or when they looked directly into your eyes? The late night cuddles? The closeness of when they nursed? The skin-to-skin contact? Their smell? Those are some of the topics that are always mentioned when discussing motherhood; am I also right?
As I'm getting older, I can definitely see the importance of using chemical free and organic products for my family and myself. I started researching the products that we used and better alternatives when I was pregnant with Delilah. When researching brands, I would often have to choose products that had the least amount of chemicals which was very frustrating and incomprehensible.
Before I was pregnant with my first born and currently only child, Delilah, I started researching the best alternatives for everything that her skin would come in contact with. I didn’t purchase Johnson & Johnson products, Orajel, chest rubs, or anything that had even a slight negative review for fear that it would harm my child. But what I forgot to research was disposable diapers and alternatives for them. Was that possible? Did they make organic diapers? The Honest Company’s disposable diapers were the only chemical-free ones that I found but the prices were outrageous for our budget. Besides, some still claimed that they weren’t as chemical free as the company had claimed. I was at my wit's end until I found cloth diapers.