So, after some consideration and a conversation with a cloth-diapering friend today (thanks, Brooke!), I'm seriously considering cloth diapers. Since Patrick is nearly 2, I'm not likely to try much with him, but since Erin has at least another a year of diapering ahead, I thought now might be a good time to begin dabbling with CDs.
At present, Patrick's diapers cost 29 cents each and Erin's cost 25 cents. While this may not sound like much, we spend an average of $2.75-3.25/day on diapers. This comes out to nearly $1100/year just on baby waste.
As I mentioned in my last post, the cost of diapers has gone up - and I imagine it will do so again before we're done diapering. This having been said, I'm considering using both cloth and disposables.
Here is my thought... if we were to use 3 cloth diapers/day - one on Patrick during nap time and two on Erin - one for nap time and one for night - we can save just over the cost of 1 box of diapers per month - possibly more. If I buy 6 one-size cloth diapers at $115, give or take a little, they should pay themselves off in 5 months, possibly a little less.
So, for those of you who CD, what do you think? I'm looking into the Fuzzi Bunz One Size diapers, so we won't have to get different sizes as Erin grows and so we can buy one size and use them both for Patrick and Erin if we want. Then, if we have more children, we can still use them. Why did you decide to CD, whch diapers do you like and is CD worth it? Thanks!