Huh? We took a leap of faith and switched to cloth diapers today. :-)
I have long adored all of my friends' cute diaper stashes but was wary of the idea of twins in cloth diapers. Then I did the math:
4 diapers a day per kid at $.25 a diaper (I'm rounding for easy math!) is $1.00 a day.
At least 1.5 more years/548 days of diapers/pull-ups times 2 is $1096. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!
I found out that I could purchase 20 re-usable cloth diapers with microfiber inserts for $96.00 from Alva Baby. I figured that I needed 28 diapers in total to CD both boys for 2 days (with some leftover for laundry day.) Completely doable for only $137. Wow! That sounds a LOT better than $1096! Plus, if I take good care of my diapers I should be able to re-sell them for about 1/2 of what I paid. Nice! So I took the leap and ordered everything that I needed to CD.
Now, I did spend a little more than $137 because there are different supplies that you need. For example, you need CD friendly diaper cream. I recommend CJ's BUTTer for any number of reasons; the 2 biggest being the yummy scents and the amazing BUTTer PLUS that is great for yeast rashes (I got it in a spray which is nice because it is so easy to apply!) I am experimenting with different liners. I recommend liners for first timers because they make cleaning up poopy diapers so much easier. You also need a couple of wet bags to keep dirty diapers in in the diaper bag and a pail liner for your diaper pail. Oh & you need cloth diaper friendly detergent (for some good info check here.) There are lots of optional things you can get, too. Sounds intimidating but once you've read a bit you realize that it isn't that hard to CD anymore.
I got my fluff (as CD's are affectionately called) mail on Saturday and was so excited it was funny! I spent the rest of the day getting it all ready to be worn. Our first diaper Sunday morning was a cloth one. There's no going back now.
Washed and ready to be prestuffed for wearing
Ready to go, so many cute patterns & colorsI am such a geek. I know. :-) And you guys know you love me for it!