Frugal Diapering: Yard Sales

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, August 19, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: diaper madness, by Jason Lander (eyeliam) on Flickr

My baby is almost 6 months old, and about 2 weeks ago I decided to look into cloth diapers. I used disposable diapers on my other two and on the baby until Saturday.

I decided to check into all the advantages of cloth vs. disposables, and all the accusations on the chemicals used in disposables.

I sent Pampers an email and read lots of stuff on line. Pampers responded very quickly and with vague terminology.

My husband was totally AGAINST cloth, no way, no how, forget it, dumb idea. So I said OK this past Friday, and pretty much put the idea out of my head.

Up until that point I had been looking for nice used cloth diapers since new was NOT in our none existing budget. I was spending about $30 per month on disposables plus the cost of wipes.

Friday evening my husband said he'd like for us to go to yard sales on Saturday, We love yard sales. I decided not to go since my daughter had a friend sleepover on Friday night. So he gets up bright and early and goes out to some yard sales. He usually looks for electronics, y2k stuff or tools, and that's what he was looking for.

He comes home an hour later with 3 big boxes. I'm thinking Oh, great more junk for his electronics room. He opens the boxes, and they are jammed packed with cloth diapers and plastic pants kinda things (I'll learn the terminology eventually, I guess).

They are really nice, and he paid only $20 for over 100 diapers plus pants. They are in different sizes. I washed them and dried them in the sun, and she is now wearing them. It's great.

My husband said it was like God gave him a little push, and he almost tripped over them.

Thanks to Pam 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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