I have been asked by many people in the last few months what our diapering situation is going to look like. I am thrilled to respond: Cloth Diapers!! That's when people look at me funny and reply "haha...good luck!"
Well, that only makes me want to prove everyone wrong. I am so excited to save a ton of money by avoiding "sposies" - as the cloth diapering world calls them. I would love to tell you all that my primary motivation for cloth diapering is to save the planet, go green, etc. Yes, this is an added bonus, and I am thrilled I am helping keep "sposies" out of landfills...really. But let's get real. I am totally pumped to save some serious cash. Another motivating factor for me is to keep all those chemicals found in "sposies" away from Little B's bottom.
So you decide cloth diapering could work for you. Now what? I did a TON of research and found a cute little shop online that breaks everything down for cloth diapering novices. It's called littleneetchers and they are based out of northern Minnesota. The owners' write-up on "Cloth Diapering 101" had me at hello. They even have a registry where I chose the diapers I wanted and family/friends could help us out.
By far, I found the cheapest option is to use Flip Covers (Picture above) for $13.95 each and Bummis Organic Unbleached Prefolds (Set of 6 for $10). From what I have read, it's worth it to pay a few extra bucks for these prefolds vs. cheapo Gerber ones that are made with polyester and end up repelling "stuff" instead of absorbing.
We are still working out the numbers on all of these beauties. Don't you worry. Peter-I-Love-Excel will probably make us a nice breakdown of cost on these once we get our stash situated. I will be sure to update everyone on our progress. It's exciting isn't it? Hopefully I made someone out there think cloth diapering may be worth looking into. Check out LittleNeetchers.com and ask her questions- that's what she is there for!