Here’s how to switch to cloth diapers for under $100.
Or just not sure about plunking out money for expensive cloth diapers?
Here’s how I made the switch to cloth diapers without spending a fortune.
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Update: The website I had purchased them from seems to no longer be in business… so… I have updated this post with another resource to find the econobum starter kit and additional economic options I found online to help you get started into cloth diapering.
What I used for my LO’s awas the Econobum covers and insert pack which worked for 8-35 pounds so no having to rebuy diapers as they grow. I thought they were great and were my go to verses an all-in-one which are bulkier to carry around IMO harder to clean.
These diapers are designed for 8-35 pounds, so they will last you beginning to potty training. I have used these on both my 2 month old daughter and my 3 year old son and they have worked great for both! The earlier you use diapers the better as other moms will tell you the bigger babies and toddlers get the bigger the “mess”. If they are a late potty trainer there may come a time where you decide to switch back to disposables. And that’s okay. But you can definitely save some money in the first year with cloth diapers as smaller baby dirty diapers are super easy to (clean most of the time) and so its a lot easier to cloth diaper.
Yes. There is alot of washing in cloth diapers, but its really not that bad once you have a system in place. And if you can, hang diapers out on the line and Mr. Sunshine will help keep them white.
If you plan on washing diapers every other day, order about 6-8 of these Econobum trial kits which comes with a cover and 3 prefolds.
These sell for about $12 each I used a company called
Tender Cargo – great customer service and prompt shipping and now unfortunately it seems out of business, but if you Google search Econobum you will find other retailers who sell starter kits for about $50 and individual diapers.
While doing this post update I came across several option that are even cheaper than what I found a few years ago. Here are some of my picks that came close in price to the Econobum kits I originally purchased and should still let you cloth diaper for under $100.
ALVABABY Baby Cloth Diapers One Size Adjustable Washable Reusable for Baby Girls and Boys 6 Pack with 12 Inserts giving you more outer covers and the ability to go from one size to the next without buying new diapers. At this time this set runs about $30 and people seem to like the product so I at that price I would feel confident in giving them a try, especially at that price point. There are lots of colors to choose from… this is just one example.
This one is a little more expensive option at $59, but these patterns are completely adorable…
This similar (but not as cute) set of 7 Reusable Pocket Diaper All In One is a little more affordable at $29.
I would recommend having at least 2 of the kits seen here and then washing every or every other day depending on how often you need to change diapers. You may actually want to get a couple different kits, see what you like best and then purchase additional kits when you find your favorite.
For overnights and extra protection, or for not so messy diapers you can get some pre-folds or pocket inserts that will help keep baby dry. That way you can keep the cover and just change the insert.
Hopefully this saves you the insanity of the research process …saving you both TIME and MONEY, all while saving the environment one diaper at a time!
Please let me know how you made the switch to cloth diapers in the comments below.
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