As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to do things a little differently.
The two main things I am thinking about are cloth diapering and homemade food.
I am definitely making my own baby food this time around. It's SO MUCH cheaper. But outside of cost reasons...
Gracie is one of the pickiest eaters on the PLANET. It's kind of ridiculous and a real big pain in my butt. How she continues to gain weight and stay healthy on the list of 22 things she eats, which has actually been slimmed down to about 12 things, I will never know.
I know that one way to help the next baby along is to expose the baby to a wider variety of baby food flavors. Plus, as it's homemade, you can increase textures at the readiness of your baby, and the taste will be the exact same.
Hopefully, the next baby will be a good eater. That will be such a relief off my shoulders to only have one baby to worry about picky habits.
I am still on the fence about cloth diapering. That's in part because I am unsure about it.
So, those who cloth diaper, fill me in PLEASE!
1. How much cheaper is it, REALLY? I know it's drastically cheaper, but how much do you save?
2. I know there are different kinds of diapers, different brands, different clasps, etc. What are they and which ones do you think are the best? Pro's and cons of each? Why do YOU use the ones you do.
3. How hard/ gross is clean up? After they poop, do you immediately wash the diaper/liner or is there a pail you keep, and isn't that kind of gross? And if so, do you just wash the pail full of liners/diapers at the end of the night or do you wait a few days.
4. Do you spend a lot more on laundry detergent? Does the cost of laundry detergent and extra laundry add extra cost to cloth diapering that would then make it equal to disposables?
5. Any other pro's & cons you can think of?
Thank you all so much!
Have a great weekend!