Next year, I am looking forward to saving 100's of dollars by using cloth diapers on our new baby! Some people may think cloth diapering sounds gross, but I think using cloth diapers is great! I enjoy saving money and I like putting a nice soft and cute diaper on my babies. It took me until I had my 4th. baby to consider cloth, but now I am hooked!
When I started cloth diapers in 2008, my 2 youngest children were 4 months and 1 1/2 years old. Now my children are all potty trained. Most of my cloth diaper stash held up and can be used for the new baby. What I don't have, though, is diapers to fit an infant.
After asking advice from friends, reading countless reviews and opinions, and punching out the numbers to figure out what would be most cost-effective, here's what I plan to use:
*Thirsties Duo Wrap Size 1
I bought 5 of these covers. Size 1 fits Baby from 6lbs up to 18 (or 16)lbs. If the baby is a girl, we will get at least 5 months of use out of the covers. If the baby is a boy, we will be able to use them for about 3 months.
1 Dozen Orange Edge (newborn size)
2 Dozen Yellow Edge (small)
Cloth-eez are supposed to be super soft and seem to have a high resale value on cloth diaper swap sites. I'm debating on whether to buy the regular cloth-eez or to pay a few dollars extra for the organic ones.
I also need to find some cloth wipes.
For the covers, diapers, and shipping, it should cost less than $140 to diaper the baby for at least Baby's first 3 (maybe even 5) months of life! Plus, I can resell the diapers when I'm done!
If you used cloth diapers on a newborn, what type did you use? Any advice on cloth diapering during the first few months?
Have any of you tried the Cloth-eez Organic prefolds? If so, is it worth the few extra dollars to buy them?