My Cloth Diapering Journey Begins with AppleCheeks *
Have you heard of AppleCheeks diapers?
I am not particularly crunchy, or granola, or green. I mean, I get it, and I wish I had more of these leanings, but speaking in adjectives, I think I’m probably more on the soggy side, so when Katie, a representative from AppleCheeks diapers emailed me recently and asked me if I had ever considered cloth diapering, I was taken somewhat by surprise. Seriously? Cloth diapers?
I admitted to Katie that I had never really considered using cloth diapers, then, followed up with a barrage of questions, most of them involving poop. I mean, there are a lot of questions to be answered about poop (ahem, flushable liners!), stains, and washing, you know?
After clicking over to the AppleCheeks diapers website, and doing a little research about their system, I was left with a few thoughts. My first thought was holy wow, these diapers are cute. I am not going to kid you by pretending that the following considerations trump the cute factor, because they really don’t, however, I do love the idea of saving money, preserving the environment, and putting safer materials next to my baby’s skin.
Now, back to the cute. Just… look.
From the AppleCheeks diapers website:
New advances in textile technology allow for amazingly trim fitting washable diapers that unstuff by themselves in the wash!. Gone are the days of bulky plastic pants and saggy, wet bottoms. Pins and Snappis are a thing of the past. AppleCheeks cloth diaper bring you the ultimate in form and function, combining effective leak control with attractive styling. Imagine a dry bottom that actually looks good! Who knew? (from: applecheeks.com)
So, while I am a little nervous, I am going to give this a shot with our little girl when she is born in December. I’ve been reaching out to so many cloth diapering moms over the past few weeks, asking them pointed questions about their experience with cloth diapers, and trying to gauge whether or not this is something that I can handle. From what I am learning, cloth diapering is definitely doable for regular (non-superwoman) moms, and that the benefits are really incredible.
I am so excited to be working with AppleCheeks, and I feel like I was really lucky to have been contacted by this particular company. Almost every cloth diapering mom that I have reached out to for insight has confirmed that AppleCheeks is a fantastic brand, with a quality diaper and fabulous customer support. More to come as baby’s birth day draws near!
Disclosure: AppleCheeks diapers provided me with a selection of their products to try. Opinions are my own!