Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cloth or Disposable Diapers?

We're in the process of trying to figure out a lot of the "logistics" to managing two babies.  One of the big questions that I have is whether we should use cloth diapers or disposable ones.  There are advantages and disadvantages to both, of course.

Cloth diapers are appealing because they seem more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.  However, they are clearly more inconvenient than disposable diapers, because you actually have to deal with the mess instead of throwing it away.  And, of course, the cost savings / environmental impact / inconvenience is all doubled because of the twins!

I would love to hear everyone's experiences with both.  Feel free to comment or send me an email.  I'm really on the fence about this one.


  1. Cost wise you'd save a lot to go with cloth. But mess wise? Don't ask me, I never tried cloth...
    You are a better environmentalist than me to consider cloth with twins!

  2. You are going to be so busy with the two adorable babies. Disposable diapers would save you lots of time.

    One of my friends used to call me to chat and would asked me what I was doing. It seemed like she would call when I was folding diapers!

    Or another idea would be to use cloth diapers at home and disposable diapers when you are away from home.

  3. I love the cloth diapers and think they are worthwhile in general. But, that said, I think that you are going to have your hands so full, that if you can get back 10-20 minutes/day by going with paper diapers (and I suspect that you can with 2 babies), then you should do that. I'm pretty sure that I would choose paper in your place.