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Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers & Feel Great About It

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As a mom of nine, diapers have been part of my life for more than 17 years now. Without a break. Yes, I have had at least one and as many as three kids in diapers at a time for the past 17 years and three months – but who’s counting? The diaper debate between cloth diapers and disposable diapers has been going on for years, and it really is true that cloth diapers may not always be the greener option these days. Surprised? Then read on.

For my first four kids, we used disposable diapers because that is really all I knew to do. I had my first three kids so close together that I had three kids in four years. I was so overwhelmed with life that I was thankful when we all made it to the end of the day and were still alive. Diapers just weren’t on my list of things to spend time worrying about.

By the time we were having our fifth baby, money became a real struggle so in the name of saving money, I dove into cloth diapering by the time he was six months old.

Cloth diapering worked for me for years, primarily because I had made such a deep investment into it that I wanted to make it work.

By the time my eighth child was six months old, I knew that the cloth diapers were just not working for me or my family any longer.

Here’s why I ditched the cloth diapers for disposables (and why they are an awesome choice!)

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Too much laundry

With a family of 10 and only one washer and one dryer, I just don’t have enough time available to get the diapers done with the amount of clothing, towels, sheets, and everything else that needs to be washed every day. I simply have too much laundry to also be washing diapers every two to three days (my cloth diapers required at least two cycles or three hours’ worth of time each time they needed to be washed). This is so much time – and energy consumption, too, right?

No time for maintaining the cloth diapers

In addition to washing the diapers every couple of days, they also need to be fully stripped every month. This is something that took me an entire half day to do, so the time to devote to that was again an issue with only one washer to work with as well as the busy mom factor.

No room to hang cloth diapers

My cloth diaper covers were not to be put in the dryer, which meant that they needed to be hung somewhere to dry. As someone who lives in winter weather at least seven months out of every year, I am left having to hang them in the house somewhere. This wasn’t that big of a problem with a family of seven, but with a family of 11 these days, we are simply out of room to hang diapers inside the house.

Busy mom = others are caring for the baby

My husband and even my kids are not huge fans of dealing with cloth diapers. As a busy mom with three teens, there are days when I am practically living in my car. That means that I am just not home for changing diapers on the little ones as much as I used to be. My husband will not use cloth diapers, and they are also more difficult for many of my kids to use. We always had disposable diapers on hand for this reason, and they had been getting used more frequently these past couple of years.

Disposable diapers have become amazing!

I honestly can’t tell the difference between the quality of cloth diapers and some of the disposable diapers that are available today based on their performance and even the way they are produced.

The disposable diapers I use today are created with the health of babies and effectiveness all in mind. Simply put, the diapers and wipes you and I can purchase today are less harmful to the environment than is the energy required to care for cloth diapers. And, after eight years of cloth diapering, I can have a bit more of my most precious commodity back – time – while feeling totally fine with it.

So, let me tell you about my new favorite diapers and wipes.

Pampers is a brand that new (and more seasoned moms like myself) have trusted for years, but now they have taken that to a whole new level with their newest collection of diapers and wipes called Pampers Pure.

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Pampers Pure diapers are free of bleach, fragrance, and parabens. They are also premium cotton and plant-based, and they are hypoallergenic as well, And, they still offer 12 hours of leak protection, which is more than I could ever get any of my cloth diapers to give me.

Of course, it’s also nice that they are super cute, too!

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Pampers Pure Aqua wipes are also my new favorite. They are made with 99% water and free of alcohol, parabens, fragrance, and dyes. If you have never used a wipe that is made with 99% water, I can say this is life changing. They do such a superior job that I use way less of them than I would with a typical wipe.

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As a mom, what I put on my baby’s skin is of the utmost importance, but so often we parents are left having to sacrifice on performance for more natural products.

In the case of Pampers Pure, they deliver the leakage protection, style, and features I need in one complete package.

Even better, the Pampers Pure line is available at Sam’s Club, which makes them an amazing value as well.

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Knowing that I’m not sacrificing the things that are essential to me as a mom is super important to me. I want to make sure that my babies are getting the best care and products I can give them. I also want to make sure that I have the time to spend with them that they deserve, and I want to do my part to protect their future.

With Pampers Pure, I can do all of this. You can find out all about the Pampers Pure diapers HERE and the Pampers Pure Aqua wipes HERE.

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For me, ditching the cloth diapers for the right alternative was the best decision I could have ever made. And, I have way more time for living life with my family these days, which is the most important thing to me at the end of the day.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.

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