I'm talking about disposable nappies/diapers! Just this week, Brian and I worked out, that to nappy a child for three years in Ireland costs just over €2000! Wow, isn't that just crazy...no wonder people think they can't afford to have more children!
When I was a child those who couldn't afford disposables, used terry cloths folded and pinned, usually with a pair of plastic pants on over the top to prevent leaks. There are some terrible photos of me lurking about as a toddler, in my terry nappy, complete with plastic pants and a frown! But in 2011 when the majority can "afford" disposables who would want to launder soiled nappies?! ...Well me!
When weighing up the astronomical cost €2000 per child, all of us should be at least considering reusable nappies/diapers. To be honest when I was expecting Meg, I did think about using them, but I was totally put off by the amount of choice...it all seemed confusing, and I did not (and still don't) know anyone outside the blogging world that uses them who could help me! But with €2000 of my hubby's hard earned money hanging in the balance I've decided to give them a go!
After a little investigating I finally chose a "Tot Bots" version (plus a pack of boosters) that I thought would work well. It should arrive sometime within the next week or so. If my little experiment goes well, then we may just make a full switch, and use reusable's all the time for Meg and any future children. So please, dear mama bloggers, if any of you have any tips or advice on using/choosing or laundering reusable nappies, please leave a comment...as I probably could use all the help I can get! :)