When I originally switched to cloth diapers my list of reasons looked like this... 1) Save money, and 2) save the planet. I know there are a million other reasons to switch, but that was my list. Soon after I added 3) less diaper rash.
Today I add another to my personal list of why I cloth diaper...4) Less chemicals against my son's skin!
I have about 24 hours worth of cloth diapers. I have to time it just right to make sure I wash as many at a time as I can and still have enough to get me through until the whole washing/drying process is complete. Well...I mistimed that today :( I ran out of clean cloth and had to use one of our remaining sposies.
Squirmy was in the diaper for about an hour. When I went to change him, I could not believe what I saw. His entire butt was bright red :( I felt so bad for him. It wasn't like diaper rash red, but it was definitely darker than just skin creases from being pressed up against it. My heart broke and I vowed to do my best to keep his skin only against the best! I'll be sticking to my bumGenius diapers for now. My Gro baby diapers should be coming over the next couple of days!! I really hope my Gro baby diapers are my hybrid solution for long trips away from home!!