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My local supermarket carries an 88-count of Huggies for $26.99. This means you paying $0.31 per diaper. Keep in mind that you are throwing this away afterwards.
If you average about 10 diaper changes a day (more in the newborn stage and less in the toddler stage) and you child potty trains around 2.5 years old, you are spending an astonishing $2828.75 just on diapers PER child! What if they don't potty train until 3.5? Then you are spending $3960.25 on diapers. Then you factor in pull-ups which are outrageously expensive and it is even more!
Now lets consider cloth diapers:
Say you would like the least expensive option possible. This is definitely prefolds, snappis and covers.
- You'll need 2 dozen prefolds in newborn and 2 dozen in premium (to fit toddlers) - $120 total.
- 8 Snappis totalling $2.49*8=$19.92
- 12 Diaper Covers with 4 in small, 4 in medium and 4 in large. Let's consider the Imse Vimse Organic Diaper Covers for this example. $14.60*12=$175.20
- ALL of this totals $315.12
Compare this to the above figure of $2828.75. What would you do with an extra $2513.63? Perhaps put it in a college savings fund (you know you'll need it!)? Or maybe go on your first family vacation? Either way, the money will be better spent than on something you will throw in the garbage.
Let's consider another scenario. Perhaps you are looking for an easier diapering system than prefolds.
- Consider a 24-pack of Happy Heinys One Size Diapers fitting babies from 8-35 pounds. A 24-pack would cost $430.80!
- Perhaps you like the look of the BumGenius One Size Diapers better? A 24-pack would run you a little less at $406.80!!
Any way you look at the numbers, cloth diapering is so much better on your wallet! And when you factor in any subsequent children and the additional savings - it is a no-brainer!
Monday, September 29, 2008
The "best" style of diaper really depends on your baby and your families' needs. Are you looking at the bottom line? Then you will likely want to go with prefolds, snappis and diaper covers. If you are looking for something just a bit more convenient, you could use fitted diapers with diaper covers. Fitted diapers are a bit more absorbent and easier to use than prefolds but are more expensive. You could make that choice more economical by using the Growing Green One Size Fitted diapers (coming next week). I have to admit that I have never been a big fitted diaper fan past the newborn stage, UNTIL I tried these fitted diapers. I LOVE them! They fit well, are easy to put on and take off, come in either a cotton/hemp mix or 100% organic cotton. Pair them with an Imse Vimse diaper cover and you can't beat them!
Perhaps you are looking for hands-down, the easiest system out there. If that is what you are after, go with the all-in-one diaper. Cloth diapering truly does not get any easier than this. If you can put a paper diaper on a baby, then you can put an AIO on a baby. The all-in-one diapers have the absorbent insert built into the waterproof outer shell. You fasten them with a hook and loop closure (like velcro), take them off and put them in the diaper pail.
There is also the one size diaper option. One size cloth diapers are diapers that grow with your baby. They generally have a series of snaps in the front of the diaper for you to adjust as your child grows. The main advantage to these diapers is obvious - they grow with your baby so you don't need to buy different sized diapers as your child grows. However, there is a disadvantage. Since your baby is using them for such a long period of time (every day from birth to potty learning), many of them will likely need to be replaced if you have subsequent children. Having said that, spending just $400-500 on one size diapers for one child is pretty amazing compared with ~$3000 or more with paper diapers!
Many of the one size diapers are pocket diapers. Pocket diapers have a waterproof outer shell sewn to a fleece layer creating a "pocket" where you stuff the absorbency. The main advantage of pocket diapers is that the fleece wicks the moisture away from your baby so that the wetness is held in insert. This greatly helps your child to not ever feel wet. This also means that you can customize the absorbency. Say you have a super heavy wetter - you can stuff the pocket with a super-do insert. Or perhaps your child is a relatively light wetter - just use a microfiber insert. The adjustability is great and if you stuff them when they come out of the dryer, they are just as easy as an AIO!
Do you have questions? Email me at info (at) simplewondersdiapers.com. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have!
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I am the owner of http://www.simplewondersdiapers.com/. I have been in business since 2005 following the birth of my daughter. My background is in environmental science and it only made sense for me to incorporate that into any business I would start. I have used cloth diapers on children way before I had any of my own. I love the diapers that are out today and my specialty is helping YOU find the perfect cloth diapering system for your family. I offer some great cloth diapering packages to get you started and always FREE shipping to the contintental US on orders over $75!