Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cloth Diapers

So we've decided to try cloth diapers. A few days ago I ordered some covers and all-in-one cloth diapers to try out on Clayton and Ivan and we'll see which brand and style we like the best before we outlay all the money to get a good collection of cloth and covers. I also have been researching patterns online to maybe make my own, but as I don't have the waterproof fabric I more than likely will just end up purchasing cloth diapers. It seems a little expensive to start but when you really look at it it will be cheaper in the long run. Right now we are buying a box of diapers and a box of wipes every month and a half which is about $60 give or take a few dollars. We are soon to add another bundle of joy which also adds another box of diapers every month and a half; another $40. For a little extra washing I could cut down this "bill" drastically. I'm on my way now to raid my flannel to make flannel wipes to use with the cloth diapers, no sense in buying those when I have the flannel and a serger to finish the edges.
This is one of my projects to work on this weekend while my in-laws have the kiddos but I'm going to try and get a head start.

3 comments:

mama griffith, said...

haha I knew you would cave eventually, I almost did with my youngest, but I couldnt stand the investment for only one child. If your truly choaking on the price you could set up a cloath diaper fund for your baby shower.

Macaroo42 said...

Which is when?! You're having a shower?
You go, girl. If anyone could do it, you could. And Mom may still have patterns from Boomer. If I'm remembering aright.

decaf addict missing her caffeine said...

You'll have to let me know how that goes, I've considered cloth diapers too...not with this one, but if we have more close in age, the cost of disposables just blows my mind.