Cloth diapers are better for the environment and save money in the long run. Shelling out for a set of cloth diapers when you're already under the financial pressures of starting or adding to your family can be a big burden. Many parents are choosing to make their own cloth diapers, and I've heard from countless moms who have struggled to perfect the pattern.
For the eco-conscious mamas and papas out there, these instructions for DIY pre-fold diapers
are my little "thank you" for doing your part so the rest of us can be lazy when it comes to this stuff. With instructions for newborn through toddler sizing, you'll easily cut the flannel, attach the soaker pad and sew the diaper.
The image that the author creates about joining generations of moms who pinned cloth diapers on their little ones almost makes me want to give it a try. It sounds like a manageable project, even for those who aren't confident in their sewing skills.