Whether you decide to use cloth diapers (nappies) or disposable diapers, both can be very expensive, if you let them. Cloth diapers generally have a larger up-front cost as you buy the diapers themselves, pay for the laundering supplies, and other diapering needs. Disposable diapers are an ongoing expense. Depending on the brand, the size, when you buy them, and from where, could be costing you an arm and a leg.
Here are some resources on cloth and disposable diapering from the How Do You Do It? community.
Cloth diapers offer great savings over disposable ones. Several of The Moms have made cloth diapering work for them, even with multiples!
- Cloth Diaper for Two, Please: Bonza shares why she decided to cloth diaper her kids, citing some benefits and a few tips for cloth diapering twins.
- Avoid Throwing Money Away in the Diaper Pail: Jen Wood talks about how cloth diapers are great because they grow with your child. She used the same diapers for two years, which certainly saved her family money.
- Cloth Diapering and Multiples: Little Bites talks about easing into her cloth diapering days. She was hesitant at first, because with triplets she didn’t want to be overwhelmed, but she was done being overwhelmed with the cost of disposable diapers.
- Cloth Diapering: Little Bites answers some commonly asked questions about cloth diapering. Thinking about making the switch? Check out this post to have some of your questions answered!
- We Cloth Diapered Our Twins and It Wasn’t Crazy: Jen Wood talks about exactly how she made cloth diapers work for her twin boys.
It’s not practical for all families to cloth diaper. Many childcare providers require disposable diapers, for instance. Other families simply need the simplicity of chucking diapers in the trash once they’ve been used.
- Saving Money on Diapers: LauraC shares her awesome stockpiling tips. She bought a nine-month supply of Huggies diapers and saved $200!
- How to Afford Twins: Cutting Disposable Diaper Costs: ldskatelyn gives us her pointers for shaving the cost of disposable diapers.
How do you cut diaper costs?