As many of you know, we are a cloth diapering family.
It cuts back on the cost of diapering one child, let alone multiples. And while this go around we’re not exclusively cloth diapering due to the additional (sometimes) chaos of having two babies backing up diaper laundry, I am still enjoying diapering my littlest girlie. We made an executive decision not to cloth diaper Little Man for various reasons, but my little Hannah is a fluff baby.
For those of you getting used to the look of cloth over a slim disposable diaper, the pre-fold cloth diapering world has come up with a “better fit” option allowing for just as much absorbancy without folding over your cloth diaper to fit into a cover. Below is a picture of what I mean. The red-hemmed pre-fold is a Better Fit pre-fold and the white is a standard cloth diaper pre-fold. When you eliminate folding the diaper, it eliminates bulk in the back (for a girl) or the front (for a boy), making your infant less of a “large trunked” child.
(Difference in thickness)
I explain this to you not to sell the Better Fit models (though they are my preference in appearance) but to explain why we have chosen the bulkier of the two and it has everything to do with orphans.
When trying out pre-fold diapers and coming to a conclusion about what I liked best, I stumbled across a website of a fellow cloth diapering Mom. Thankful to find free shipping and a similarly cheap pre-fold price (they really are the most cost-effective of cloth diapers), I popped on over to her “About Me” part of the page to discover her heart. She donates 100% of the profit from her cloth diapers to World Vision’s care of orphans and “the least of these”. While she is currently no longer selling cloth diapers (she closed down after 3 years of business due to time commitment shifts), she was using her website (current website link) as a ministry to provide under-privileged families with a full stash of cloth diapering supplies. I admire the heart of this woman in desiring to be Christ in a very practical way. Currently, she continues to promote Christlikeness in generosity to the poor through cloth diapers through various drives providing diapers to underprivileged families all over the world.
So when there’s a little extra fluff in Lil Red’s diaper, I think about the orphans around the world who were and are being cared for from the proceeds of that very fluff. And it makes me smile at the hand of God.
– Practical orphan care beauty.