Cloth Diapers at Daycare

Nearly four years ago, I invested in cloth diapers because of their environmental appeal, their sheer cuteness, and their immense money-saving powers.  Months later, when it was time to head back to work, it hit me: If I couldn’t find a daycare that would work with cloth, all my efforts to save the world with adorable duck-covered diapers would be totally in vain.

The first daycare we picked didn’t allow cloth, but my son found the center a bit too overstimulating anyway.  Within weeks, we began searching for  a daycare with a smaller group of children.  The in-home provider we chose was wonderful, a perfect fit for our son, and happily willing to use cloth.
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Cloth Diapers at Daycare

What happens when your daycare refuses to use cloth diapers?  You’ve made the costly investment in all the gear, found the most efficient way to wash them, and heartily enjoyed the whole experience…until you have to go back to work and send baby to a sitter. 

When we found out that our childcare center wouldn’t use cloth, it became part of our decision to switch.  It actually had a policy prohibiting the use of cloth diapers!  That daycare wasn’t a particularly good fit for Roscoe anyway, so it wasn’t a difficult choice. But what happens when you find the perfect care center for your child, except for the fact that cloth diapering isn’t accepted?

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