There are a lot of things I wish I could do-over in my life. But cloth diapering? That is something I would definitely choose to do again. Padded Tush Stats recently polled cloth diapering parents to see what they would do differently if they could have a do-over: if they could completely start fresh and redesign their entire cloth diaper stash. I pondered this question for quite a while and happily found that I am actually fairly satisfied with the cloth diapering decisions we've made. However, after 3+ years of being in the cloth diapering community, I have picked my top 3 things I would do over:
I Wouldn't Shun Velcro:
|Hook-and-Loop (Velcro) has some down-sides, but it's practically fool-proof for daycare teachers, babysitters, and Dads|
I Wouldn't be Too Brand Loyal:
|Variety is a good thing: Try a few different brands before settling in on a favorite|
I would pass on the training pantsWe purchased a set of 9 cloth trainers and only used them for about a month. This purchase set us back $160 and the training pants were totally unnecessary for our daughter's potty training success. We'll use these trainers again for our second child; but, like our first child, he may end up immediately transitioning to wearing underwear. I would certainly purchase fewer cloth trainers (or buy used cloth trainers) if I could go back.
|Training pants: nice idea, maybe unnecessary|