Before, when I heard about about reusable diaper, what comes into my mind is the white rectangular piece of cloth folded and fastened using diaper clip or pin. That idea is now changed. Recently, while I was doing my shopping for new pajamas for my li’l girl in one of the local department store here in Bohol, a salesclerk approached me and introduced to me the new generation reusable cloth diaper which looked very similar to disposable diapers. I got interested and I really wanted to buy one but the price, which was almost Php 600 each, was too expensive for me that made my interest to buy faltered. I would have immediately bought one if the price wouldn’t wound my pocket that much. I went home that day computing my monthly expense on disposable diapers and the cost which I would likely spend on on reusable cloth diapers. After doing a mental computation, I was a little convinced that reusable cloth diapers would be more cost-effective in the long run and with its current design, changing wouldn’t be that inconvenient. But I still had this silent wish to find a little lower-priced reusable cloth diaper.
I asked Mr. Google for cheaper reusable cloth diaper the next day. Alas and behold, there were cheaper reusable cloth diapers available on online. Since our household income was already budgeted for that month, I have to wait to get my earnings from my blogging before I was able to purchase a set, 1 reusable cloth diaper and and a set of 3 inserts. When I received my money, I immediately purchased a set from Caleb’s Closet Ecostore. It was a smooth transaction. I was able to receive my purchased items three days after.
This is what I bought, one-size pocket Baby Leaf Cloth Diaper and 1 set of Next9 Insert for Php 350 and Php 300 respectively. Shipping was free because the total amount was more than Php 400 and the shipping fee was not more than Php 100.
After washing them, I tried it on my daughter and I very was satisfied with its absorption quality. I know my daughter when she pees. She produced a noticeable sound. So whenever I heard her “sound” I checked the diaper if it was wet but was still dry. I even thought that she didn’t pee. But when I checked the insert it proved that she actually urinated because the insert was wet.
Daughter had a bowel movement while on the reusable cloth diaper and cleaning up was not as easy as with the disposable diaper. This made me decide to buy a liner. But again, I still have to wait for my next pay check in order to buy the liner and another set of cloth diaper. I’ll probably try another brand to have a comparison 🙂
With the initial result of my try-out, I am convinced that I should switch to reusable cloth diapers. But I haven’t decided yet if I will completely forget using disposable diapers.