06/05/04 at 3, two became one.
A cloth diaper service will limit you to prefolds or flats with covers. Nothing wrong with those options but the cost of the diaper service is comparable to disposables.
Why does he want to use a service?
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Everyone I know who's done it loved the no laundry aspect. But as PP said you're limited to prefolds or flats with covers with most services. A lot of daycares won't do that, if you plan to use a daycare.
Also my top three reasons for using cloth were healthier for baby, saving money, and better for the enviornment. You wouldn't be saving money over disposables using a service. Also using a service there's the added fuel usage for them to pick up and drop off diapers. Not to mention you don't have control over what chemicals/soaps are used to clean the diapers. So for me a service didn't fit with my reasons for using cloth.
That being said, a service can be a great way to get your feet wet with cloth. Maybe do it for a month or two to see if you like it. Then you can start building your own stash and doing the laundry at home. Really the laundry is NBD. Just becomes part of your usual routine.
I guess a dipaer service would be nice haha, no laundry but I honestly like washing my son's diapers...its kind of rewarding when they're all clean and nicely placed in bins, but that's just me. If you don't want to do laundry then I'm sure this would work out for you, but you also have to think about the costs. Good luck!
We don't use a service because in our area it would cost about the same as disposables. We use cloth primarily for the cost savings, so a service wouldn't make sense for us.
Diaper laundry really isn't a big deal, though. If you dislike laundry, a service might be a great choice. But if you are interested in cloth to save money, I would consider just buying diapers and washing them yourself.