The average household family will spend at least $1500-$2000 by the time their child is out of diapers. And thats just with one child. Want to know how much we have spent on diapers? $0. Thats right zippo. My sweet employee's from where I worked before I had Hudson bought all my cloth diapers for me. Along with the laundry detergent as well. But if we were to purchase them, we would spend around$300 for enough diapers to last up until potty training and probably even for the next child as long as I'm taking good care of them. Some may argue that i'm using energry with the extra load of laundry. But I'm really not, mainly bc i wash them in cold water on the quickest cycle/smallest cycle and then hang them up to air dry outside bc really the sun is the best stain fighter their is and the diapers are always left smelling fresh!
Money was the biggest seller for danny. If you know my husband at all, he will do anything to save a buck or two. My biggest reason for putting hudson in cloths was this:
some frequently asked questions we get asked since using cloth diapers are:
What do you do in public? instead of throwing the diaper away, i put it in wet bag. Now that he is on solids his BM's are no longer liquidy...so just flipping the diaper over in the toilet to eliminate the "mess" is a piece of cake. =)
Do you really put his poop in your washer? haha no, like i said, we empty the diaper into the toilet.
Do you ever use disposables? yes, if I know i'm going to need more than 2 diapers, then I put hudson in a disposable. This is very rare though. I typically only put him in a disposable if were staying over night somewhere other than our home. We got a lot of disposable diapers as gifts when I was pregnant and so were still using those! SO...again we've never bought a diaper. =)
Are their pins involved? haha, no! These are not the same diapers you see at babies r us, or the ones our great great grandparents were in. Theses diapers either velcro or snap!
They are so bulky, can babies move in them? I wondered this at first, but hudson started sitting at 5 months, crawling at 7 months, pulling up at 8 months, and he's 2 weeks away from being 9 months and is cruising along furniture. So.... yes babies can move in them.
Where do you get them? I'm glad you asked, you can order them online at a lot of different places, even target & babies r us are now selling them. There are tons of different brands, but the ones we use and love are bumGenius Cloth diapers from Cotton Babies.