Before I was pregnant I was reading a blog called The Bee Hive on this blog she talks about cloth diapers for more information click here. I remember clearly thinking I could never do cloth diapers and that it was something that was just too gross for me. While I was pregnant my sister in law started to use cloth diapers also and I saw just how easy it was to do and the amount of saving that could really add up. My husband and I are doing the Dave Ramsey program and are really on a budget so the thought of having to put $20 a week in the budget just for diapers was not an option. I figured it up and it basically costs $20.00 a week for diapers and if you figure that she is going to be in diapers for at least 2 years that would be $2080!!! That would be if she was potty trained at 2 years old which could not be true. My husband and I decided to do the cloth diapers while I was still pregnant and I got a couple from the baby showers. Now that my daughter is here I am so amazed how many diapers that she can go through in a day!! I never really knew how many it could be and I am so thankful that now she is big enough to be in them. She is 2 months old and now she has finally gotten up to 10 pounds. They seem a bit big on her but the good thing is that I can finally start putting her in the 0-3 month cloths as opposed to the newborn clothes because the diapers are a bit bulkier then regular diapers :)
We are using the bumgenius diapers. This one shown is the bum genius 4.0 for more information about this one click here. These are good for night time since they have two liners so it absorbs better then the other kind I use. This helps to prevent diaper rash (which FYI for diaper rash just put a little breast milk on the rash for a day or so and it goes away :) The other kind of diaper that I use is the bumGenius elemental (it used to be called the all in one organic diaper) which is made with organic cotton. For more info click here. This is great for day use since the diaper is changed more often. I figure that I need about 24 diapers and I have 5 already that were given to me. On the site cottonbabies.com the organic diapers are $264.95 for 12 diapers and 6 of the 4.0 diapers for night time for $104.70. That would be $369.54 for all the diapers that I would need for this baby and the next ones that I may have so........approximately $2000 per child for diapers or approximately $400 for all the diapers that I will need......It seems like a no brainier to me :) Plus the bonus is that she is so cute in her diapers. I hope that if you are thinking about having a baby or know anyone that is having a baby that you would consider cloth diapering. It really is easy and does not add that much more laundry. About a load every other day is all that it would be. Happy Cloth Diapering!!!
|4.0 Cloth diaper|
|Elemental Organic Diaper|
|Elemental Organic Diaper|