To be honest I don’t have much to write about in this particular post. I just wanted to share with you these handmade organic wool covers for cloth diapers I recently discovered. I mean, just look at how lovely they are! 🙂
And even though we are quite happy with the wool covers we’ve been using for the past 2 years (wow…I’m amazed at how long they’ve served us!) I just couldn’t pass up on these beautiful covers, especially the one with woodland animals. 🙂 You can find more prints and other cloth diapering supplies by this wonderful maker, Heather with OneLoveDiaperCo, here.
Heather also has great tips for caring for her wool covers. Her instructions are different from the way I care for the wool covers we’ve been using (see here), so definitely check out her beautiful website in detail. 🙂
And while writing this post I realized that my original stash of wool covers and organic cotton inserts has been faithfully serving me for almost two years now! In total over these 2 years I bought 7 wool covers and 2 dozens of cloth inserts. I started with just 4 covers at $42 each and one dozen of inserts for $22. This was sufficient for many months and cost me less than $200.00. In the last 6 months I added 3 more covers because few snaps on the original ones came out and I haven’t had chance to figure out a fix for that. So in total, over 2 years I spent about $338 on my diapers. To clean them I use soap nuts and we try to air dry as much as we can.
Unfortunately I see many cloth diapering websites stating that it takes anywhere from $500 and even $700 to spend on the cloth diapering stash alone. That sort of expense is really not necessary! You can go with cloth without spending your monthly grocery budget on it and have all organic, good for a baby and good for Mother Earth diapers for your child’s silky bum. 🙂
And if you aren’t sure where to start with cloth diapers take a look at Cloth Diapers 101 and Cleaning Cloth Diapers posts covering the basic supplies you’ll need to make this journey easy and affordable.