Oh my gosh! I love cloth diapering….This is the first time I have ever used a cloth diaper, ever! It’s actually much easier than I thought it would be! Before, I used Huggies™ diapers. (I usually spend around $30.00 every two weeks on diapers and wipes. There are 52 weeks in a year, if you divide that into bi-weekly increments. $30.00 x 26 = $780.00. If baby spends 2 years in diapers, that’s $780 x 2 = $1560.00 on diapers and wipes!) WOW!
I have to get a few more diapers and a lot more washable inserts! Right now, I only have three diapers. Two size 2 (Midi’s). I also have one size 3/4 (Maxi). Each size has weight guidelines.
I wanted to use cloth diapers because of them being more ECONMICAL and more environmentally friendly. Mabu is both!
Lets talk about what they’re made of: The washable insert's outer layer is called EcoWix™, exclusive to Mabu Baby. It’s made from certified 100% recycled plastic bottles and natural bamboo white charcoal. The micro-gaps in the yarn provide much better absorption and wicking than other fabrics. (It’s so very soft, like terry cloth)!
I didn’t think there was a really economical cloth option. I thought that you could only buy them online or that you had to make your own (like my sister).
I also thought that it was too much work to use cloth diapers. Every time I change Tater, instead of running to the trash can, I just take it back to my locking bucket. (The lock is VERY important, so that my babes never get into the bucket, for fear of drowning!). I fill it with a capful of BioKleen Bac Out and fill it partially with water. I put the diaper, insert and all, in. (And poopy diapers? Have no fear, just dump the offending number 2 in the toilet and then place diaper in container). Then, whenever I’m putting in a load of laundry, I add the diapers and I’m done! It’s really, really easy!
All that changed when I found Mabu Baby. I found them online, however, they are available at select Wal-Marts all across the country. You can buy a starter kit for around $30.00.
- Mabu Baby Eco-Diaper System starter kits come in four sizes that are similar to disposable sizes, with everything you need to get started.
There are two complete diapers in each kit:
- 2 diaper outers (outermost layer of the diaper)
- 2 snap-in pad holders (holds the soft, fluffy insert in place)
- 2 washable diaper pads (those soft inserts, I told you about)!
- 2 disposable diaper pads (looks a bit like a menstrual pad) and
- 5 liners (I haven’t used these yet).
I have one complaint about Mabu Baby diapers….They only come in white. I would love to see some patterned options!
Are you are interested in a unique, affordable and convenient alternative to disposable diapers? Are you a “green” mama? Are you curious as to what cloth diapering is all about? Please check out: http://mabubaby.com/! You’ll be glad you did, I know I am!!
Happy Holidays, Modern Mommy