Disposable diapers become very expensive when you consider a 2-3 year diapering period. They can only be used once and they are then tossed away. They cannot be used for another child, let alone 3 or 4 children. You can use cloth diapers on one baby for 3 years for less than $170, That’s a savings of at least $2500 per child. When you are finished using your cloth diapers you will most likely be able to get at least half of your money back by selling them online to another mother. Even switching to cloth after you have been using disposable for a while can save you a lot of money.
Full-time VS Part-time Cloth Diapering
If you only use disposable diapers right now and are considering giving cloth a try know that it does not have to be one or the other. It takes very little money and resources to give cloth a try, and with our convenient cloth diapers, the transition from disposables to cloth does not have to be difficult. Cloth diapering does not have to be an all or nothing endeavor. Some parents use cloth full-time and some use cloth part-time. We choose to use cloth at home and disposable when we are out and about to avoid carrying around soiled diaper. If you have a small size wet bag or a Ziploc in your diaper bag it is easy to use cloth full-time even when out and about.