Cloth Diapers

Well, we have decided to use cloth diapers.  Honestly not my decision, but Alex was all about it so I went with it.  They seem like a bit of a hassle, but they are super cute. Our decision was purely based on saving money, but I guess helping the environment out is a plus as well : ) Here's the breakdown of the costs/savings.

Disposable Diapers:

A baby will go through about $2,000 worth of basic diapers in 2 years, and up to $4,000 depending on the brand.

Cloth Diapers:

We will have bought the following by the time Turner arrives. 
24 BumGenius 4.0 diapers ($18 x 24 = $432)
24 OsoCozy Pre-Folds ($44)
3 Thirsties Water Proof Covers ($13 x 3 = $39)
2 Snappis ($6)

All of the above will cost us a total of $521. You also must account in the costs for the numerous wash loads.  Our hope is that most of these diapers will last for our future children as well. 

We plan on using the pre-folds with the water proof covers when Turner is a newborn, and switching over to the all-in-one cloth diapers after a month or so. Honestly, we have no idea what we're doing, but we're ok with that. We're going take it one day at a time, and see what works best for us. We will still have to buy disposables for when Turner goes to daycare.

Bought Turner his first stuffed animal. I imagine it being drug around, ripped apart, sewn back together, and maybe even have a nick name such as BoBo...at least that's what I came up with.  Maybe this will be the toy Turner sleeps with until his girlfriend makes fun of him.

Alex practicing his cloth diapering skills. I don't mind giving him diaper duty : )

If you have a baby, do you use cloth diapers? If so, any advice? 

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