There are many reasons I am switching to cloth. I wanted to at least do it partime after ds was born, but up intill recently, I didn't really begin. The main reason, the environment. I am trying to be a better stewart of the earth and sposies are a big chunk of our waste in my house, so after watching Oprah and Al Gore's movie, I realized that cding is something for me that is doable. Ds is now 10 months and when he was first born I wanted to cd partime, but it is this going green kick that really got me on the bandwagon. Dh is from india where there are little sposies to come by, so he is supportive, but he has grown accustomed to the sposies now, I think I will have to teach him how to cd. We still have some sposies left that I plan on using for outings and then we will be completely done. I have ordered some pockets/aios for outings so they will be here when the last of the sposies are all gone.
Another reason I chose to cd is because I have had encouragement from my grandma, she had 14 kids in the 1955 to 1974, and she cd all of them even after the sposies where on the market. She said she bought some, tried them on one of my aunts, which in turn made her bottome bleed and she said she would never use them again. That being said none of the grandkids have been in cloth, and as a grandkid, I want to set a new trend, for my ds, for the earth, really for all of us. Besides I really don't want to have to leave my ds with the burden of more wasted land because of his thousands of sposies in a landfill that won't decompose for generations.