Friday, June 5, 2009

Cloth Diapers

Before Sophie was born, Denny mentioned cloth diapers. I looked at him like he had lost his mind. My mind instantly flashed to olden days with a big piece of cloth, a big ass safety pin, and hand washing poop. No thank you! I told him he was insane, and the matter wasn't brought up again.

After Sophie turned one, I stumbled upon cloth diapers on ebay. (I have an addiction to ebay) I spent a few days learning about them, and to my surprise, they weren't that bad. Besides the fact that they are about $15-$20 a pop, they would save oodles of money in the long run.

Right now we spend about $40 a month on diapers, that's $480 a year, and if the kid is in diapers for 3 years that's $1,440... do you know how many other things I could buy with that?!?

I eventually forgot about the cloth diapers, because we just didn't have the money at the time. Last week I came across them again. This time it was a group of women that sew their own. I spent a good week looking up everything I would need to know. I've decided to make some.

Aren't they cute? They can be used on itty bitty babies all the way up to 30 lb toddlers. The best part, they will survive through baby two and three! If Sophie stays in diapers until shes 3, then I use them on the two other kids of 3 years... thats a grand total savings of $3,640... I'LL TAKE IT!

I've already started cutting out fabric, so I'll be sure to post some pictures once I get a few finished. I think I may even sell some. They are super easy to make. Wish me luck!

(Denny informed me that I forgot to mention "how awesomely right he was." So here it is, props to my hubs. You were right. :P Happy now?)


Mike and Heather said...

Ok so I'm going to expect you to be TOTALLY honest about this cloth diaper thing... I'm down for saving money but disposable diapers are just too easy to pass up. If it's really not that big of a deal I'll totally look into buying some from you, if husband is ok with changing them too... lol

Tasha said...

so the only thing I can't figure out is how to do the wipes. Are you going to make your own or still buy them? Also what are you going to use for the cover, just the fleece?

Mary said...

Yeah...I'm totally interested in it must tell me more!