For a while now I've known that I want to use cloth diapers. It's something that I researched long before getting pregnant and it just seems to make sense for us. I love all the benefits. It's better for baby, it saves money, and it's better for the environment. However, whenever the topic comes up with others, we get this face of disbelief/dissapproval/disgust. Really? What's the big deal people? This is kind of how the conversation normally goes.
Person: You know, children are really expensive.
Us: Yes, we are aware of that. That doesn't change the fact that we want a family.
Person: Oh. But did you know that diapers are like $20 a pack and they go through A LOT.
Us: Yes but we're doing cloth diapers so it won't be AS expensive.
Person: Cloth?! What year is this? And what do you do with the dirty ones?
Us: You clean them
Person: Ughhh. That's kinda gross. Just do regular diapers. It's easier.
I'm not kidding, this is how the conversation goes with a lot of people. Of course this is mostly with people who don't have kids and at least right now, don't want kids. I personally love the idea of my child being in cozy cloth diapers as opposed to the alternative but everybody has the right to make their own decision. Sometimes I go into more detail about how I plan on cleaning the soiled diapers. Enter the BumGenius Diaper Sprayer...
Have any of you tried this little gadget out? Any other ideas on how to clean the dirty diapers? I have a few methods planned out but it's always good to hear from those who are experienced.