October 08, 2010

Frugal Friday - Diaper Dandy

With so many young 'ens, we've seen our fair share of diapers. I've always been interested in cloth diapering, but never had the guts to make the switch... Until now!


Is that not the cutest little bottom you've ever seen?



So, we know these diapers make for some cute buns, but are they also practical and economical? I have to say, for my family, yes!

Now, granted, I have never cloth diapered an infant. That's a totally different story, I'm sure! But, for us, we're not seeing a huge mass of laundry, it's not totally gross (please remember I've potty trained two kids, so gross is relative) and it's saving us a ton of money.

There are some super fancy cloth diapers out there, and I've heard they're great, but since we're a little late to the cloth diaper party, we're just using pre-folds, Snappies and covers. I actually bought the covers second-hand off Craigslist, so total start-up cost was right at $40.

I'd love to answer questions, and would guarantee you that I would at least part-time cloth diaper from the beginning if we were to have another bouncing babe (although getting Heath to say yes to #4 is going to be a lot harder than cloth diapering!)

6 comments:

Anna said...

I've always been intimidated by all of the options. So confusing! Not to mention that hubby is not so interested in that at all! The 'gross factor' doesn't really bother me that much. I'm thinking we should check it out, soon!

ASC said...

I used Kushies all in one diapers. The laundry never bothered me....And I know it saved us a ton of money! I still used overnight disposables at night and sometimes when we left the house for long periods....but still, a huge savings and better for little buns and for the environment! Win-win-win!

becky @ misspriss said...

Is it just me, or are the pics not showing for anyone else?

jen said...

the pics won't show for me either. Diapering an infant is not that much different than a toddler. Sometimes the poop is a little bit hard to just "shake off in the toilet." (hence where the super handy toiler sprayer comes in) and you do a big more laundry, but otherwise it is all about that same. The washer takes care of the biggest mess!

Living with Three Boys of Our Own said...

Hmm... The pics were there this morning! Where'd they go? I'm working on it! Thanks!

ASC said...

I used flushable diaper liners to help with the poo issue in E's diapers. Although, our 30 year old plumbing didn't like them to be flushed....it caused a call to Mr. Rooter! BUT, they were helpful with poo cleanup issues in the cloth diapers...