A year ago I didn’t even know people still used cloth diapers and now I can’t imagine myself using anything else. Best decision ever.
First of all, so good for the environment. Disposables sit in landfills for years and the average kid uses almost 7,000 diapers in their life. That’s a lot of diapers. From birth to 6 months they average 1650 diapers. How many disposables have I bought from birth to 6 months for Willow? Around 650, and a whole box of them never even got used and I was able to give away. I saved around $320. That may not seem like a lot but considering that was only the first 6 months and I have another 2.5 years of diapering, it adds up. Especially since I now have a daycare that will let me cloth diaper there so I will never have to purchase another box of diapers again. Which really if I got in depth with the math of it, I will save even more now because every size bigger costs more. The box of 82 size 1 diapers cost me $26, a box of size 2 would cost me $26 as well but I’d only get 74 diapers. Size 3 for $26, you only get 66 diapers, and so on.
So cloth diaper expenses. I have 26 diapers and its more than enough to get me through the rest of diapering for her. So I seriously do not have to buy another diaper, ever. If I ever have another kid, I’ll be able to reuse the ones I already have. The first 12 I got as a baby shower gift so for my 26 diapers that will save me from buying 6350 diapers only cost me $120. I buy specific laundry soap for them which is 25 for a box and I didn’t have to buy my second box until last week. I’ve only invested $220 in cloth diapering so far, so unless I want to buy more cloth diapers(which is extremely temping, there are so cute!) I will only have to purchase laundry soap.
Did I mention how flipping cute they are yet?
Best pro to cloth diapering right now? I don’t have to leave my apartment for diapers and I don’t have to spend what little money I have without work on them. I don’t have to worry about not being able to find diapers while everyone is going crazy and stockpiling things. If I run out of wipes, I can just jump into using cloth wipes and save even more money there. Nothing like a pandemic to make me realize I made a good choice.