Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Turns out green is cheap.

I was at Joann Fabrics the other day. Buying some PUL fabric. It's a fabric that is used for cloth diapers, wetbags (what you throw a dirty cloth diaper in to keep the ickiness in), and probably some other things. I was buying it to make a wetbag since the ones I had found to purchase were $15 and I had found a tutorial online that would let me make three for $10 I was going ahead with making my own.

A lady in line asked me what the fabric was for and when I explained that I use cloth diapers she then asked, "Do you do that because it's the "green" thing?"

I laughed because as much as green is in style (and arguably good for the environment) it was not why I cloth diaper. I cloth diaper because it is INFINITELY cheaper. In fact I have gotten even greener and made my own cloth wipes. I was washing diapers anyway, why not throw some cloth wipes in instead of having to separate it all.

I also make all of Max's baby food. Again, I do this because it's cheaper. It's also not hard. I make a big batch and put it in an ice cube tray and then put them in plastic bags in the freezer. I just plop two in the microwave for about 30 seconds and we are good to go. I also usually add some rice cereal to thicken and provide extra vitamins and such.

So being green is actually cheaper and I mean look at that baby in the cloth diaper. Being green is also CUTER!


  1. Gina, I absolutely love your blog! Max is the most adorable baby on the planet. When I have a baby (that's not for a while!) I'll be coming to you with questions about making diapers, wipes, and baby food :)

  2. Gina...somehow just barely discovered your blog and I love it. Wow, you are an incredibly amazing writer. Already have started to sift through your archives to read more. Keep up the good work lady!