Frugal Diapering: Cloth vs. Disposables

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 30, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Aman teaching me Diaper 101, by Sanjoy Ghosh on Flickr

Image: Gerber Heavyweight Gauze Prefold diapers
Gerber Heavyweight Gauze
Prefold diapers
Having been the cheapie I am, I've gotten by with two dozen Gerber prefolds, and six pull-on nylon covers.

For a total of about $50 - that's it!

Now, my best friend uses disposable diapers and as her baby has gotten older, the disposables she buys, get more and more expensive.

She probably spends $100 every single month right now on disposable diapers.

(I know she spends about $40 whenever we go to Costco, and we go there all the time).

My utility costs increase has been negligible. Really!

Image: Dappi Waterproof 100% Nylon Diaper Pants | Pullon pants
Dappi Pullon pant

I haven't felt the difference personally.

My husband's stereo equipment probably saps more energy than my front-loading energy efficient washer and dryer.


Thanks to Robin for this Frugal Baby Tip!



About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

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