For those of you that don't know (and some probably don't care) I fell off the cloth diapering bandwagon and have been using disposables since January. I bought another TWO boxes (112 diaper each for a total of $60) the other day and felt sick. I decided to add it all up. Realistically I'm at least a year out till I have two potty trained kiddos.
I figured about 12 diapers a day total on a normal day. So my 112 diapers would last about 9 days.. NINE days!!! NINE!!! WHAT THE! 360 diapers a month. THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY! 4320 in the next year. FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY! That's a lot of diapers hitting the landfill... A LOT! And we aren't changing diapers as much as we used to. That would be approximately $1157 over the course of a year. I felt sick when I figured all of this out.
My SIL Karen has been raving about the Bum Genius 3.0 one size fits all All-in-One diapers. I tried one on Lily when I was visiting and they much trimmer and easier to use than the ones I was using.
I bought one diaper from the local baby shop.. all they had was pink so Lily got a new diaper. I put it on her overnight to give it the BIG test. It went GREAT! It didn't leak at all. When I took Lily's diaper off in the morning she cried for her pinkie diapie. I washed it so I could try it on Jason and use it during the day and when I tried it on Jason Lily SCREAMED for her Pinkie Diapie... so I guess she's on board. She was also very upset when I put pants over it.
Long story short. I just spent $290 to buy the diapers... which I figure is a lot cheaper than the $1100 we would have spent on the disposable diapers and I can sell the clothe when we are done. Right now I'm excited to get back on the bandwagon, but we'll see how I feel after the first poopy diaper. Maybe I should start feeding them bananas, rice and bread so that their poops are a little more, um, firm.