OK, I know this isn’t a MAJOR issue, but Cloth Diapers are just CUTER than disposables!
When you buy disposables, you basically get white….. Maybe a little blue and maybe some cartoon characters if you go more expensive, but they’re basically white. How boring is that! There are a lot of kids who like running around in just a diaper when they’re at home, and if they’re gonna do that, at least put them in something cute, or don’t bother with the diaper at all! OK…. that can get a little messy. I wouldn’t suggest that unless you have tile flooring.
I’ve seen cloth diapers with patterns of ducks, lizards, cartoon characters. If you use flats or prefolds, they’re generally plain white, but the covers are all sorts of colors. Very rarely these days will you find that you have to dress your kid in plain white diapers.
You can get REALLY creative if you can sew. Seriously. I made my own and I have one with a patch on the back with the Phantom of the Opera. How cool is that. Some of the others I made have giraffes and lions. I made a few that were black with neon musical instruments (totally my style if I’m going a little crazy). I also made a few that were orange with blue cars.
Also, because of the way cloth diapers are made, they generally end up fitting the kid better than disposables and Everything looks better when it fits properly. They fit snugly around the waist and don’t have the overlap of material that sticks up the child’s back. Even if your diapers stick out of the pants, its still cute because then people get to see the fun patterns or colors you’ve picked out!
When you’ve clothed your kid in a cloth diaper and a t-shirt its pretty much a full outfit for summer or around the house.