cloth diapers can save you a ton! How much green can you feasibly save when you choose to use cloth diapers? Let's take a quick look at the fluffy figures.
Let's pretend I am going to use prefolds, snappis and one-size covers. Free Shipping would most likely apply to my order and from birth to potty training I shouldn't need to purchase more than 4 dozen prefolds, 8 covers ad four snappis.
With disposables I am assuming that baby would potty train at age 2.5yrs which is pretty optimistic, but works for the purpose of this comparison.
|Cloth Diapers||Disposable Diapers|
|(8) One Size Covers $79.92||Approx. .32cents each|
|(4) Dozen Prefolds $139.20||8per day for 6 months =$467.20|
|(4) Snappi Fasteners $15.80||6per day for 24 months=$1752.00|
|Total $234.92||Total $2219.20|
|Additional Expenses||Additional Expenses|
|Cloth Wipes||Disposable Wipes|
|Cloth Diaper Sprayer||Gas to and from Store|
|Cloth Diaper Detergent||Supplies for Disposal (Diaper Genie, etc.)|
This simple chart gives both cloth diapers and disposables a realistic comparison. Yes, you can expect to need more covers or more cloth diaper accessories and Yes, you can expect that your child might not potty train until they're 3 yrs old or might need more than 8 per day from birth through 6 months.
Even with this basic, optimistic look at both diapering options, cloth diapering clearly will save you money over disposables, at least $2000 to be exact! That's a LOT of green!
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