Cloth Diapers are what many of our mothers used on us, and all their mothers had to use on them – and it was a lot of work! That’s not really the case anymore, because cloth diapering has come a long way, baby! The truth is, more and more parents are choosing to cloth diaper their infants – given the fact that it can cost nearly $3,000 to diaper the average child from birth to potty training, using cloth diapers is a great way to save money!
When I was pregnant with our third baby, we decided that we would use cloth diapers on our son when he was born. I had not used cloth diapers on our two girls, but being a one income family, we were looking for ways to save money however we could. I did lots of research on the internet and talked to a friend who had cloth diapered her two. I asked every question I could possibly ask (and then some!), and we decided on using Flip diapers, which consisted of a waterproof cover and a stay dry insert that went inside. We also had a stash of prefold diapers to use inside the covers as well. The covers are marketed for use on an 8lb newborn up to a 35lb toddler, based on the way that they are snapped to close.
When our son was 2 weeks old we started in him in cloth diapers and have not looked back. We have been so pleased with the cloth diapers, and we really only have about 2 extra loads of laundry a week. And, boy, the money we are saving! We spent less than $200 on our cloth diapers, and other than a few packs of disposables to have on hand for emergencies or travel. I tell every mom I know about cloth and what a great choice it has been for our family!