Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cloth Diaper Stash Update

We've made a few more additions to the diaper stash in the last couple of months. Joseph is a skinny guy, but he keeps getting taller, so we've moved up sizes in some of the diapers. I think he's about 16 pounds and has a rise of approximately 16-17" right now.

We are now using size large happy hempies for overnight, which we stuff with their hemp stuffins inserts plus a AFFF hemp doubler, which I trifold. Holy bulky diaper. No more night time changes, though. He stays in that diaper (happily) from 7 or 8pm to 7 or 8am. We use his wool longies or size medium thirsties covers over them. Completely bulletproof.

During the day we are in between sizes. We are still using yellow edge prefolds with size small thirsties covers, but also red edge prefolds with size medium thirsties covers. All the rest of his diapers still fit him, and we generally use the size medium covers for them. We have pretty much given up on the Cricketts diapers... they just don't work for his body shape very well. Every once in a while I'll use them, but I'm not a huge fan. I think I'll be selling them soon.

Although I'm terribly lazy about washing and lanolizing, I really do love the wool. One of the best things is that you can tell when they are wet faster because you can feel the *warmth* - though no wetness. I think that'll be helpful for potty training, which we're planning to start sometimes early next year. The problem is that I put off washing them so I don't get to use them for like 3 weeks before I do wool wash again. Bad mama.

I don't think I've posted this before, but here is my diaper spreadsheet. I believe I have everything updated on this sheet. As you can see, we've spent almost $700. Given the cost of diapers and wipes, I'm pretty sure that we are already ahead than if we'd used disposables for this amount of time... not sure though as I never priced them exactly. Plus it's hard to say how many disposables we'd go through. Regardless, one of the best parts of cloth diapering is that my diapers have a resale value!


Kathy December 9, 2009 at 7:13 AM  

At 8 months old, with Pampers and/or Huggies (not the cheapest brands) we've spent about $342 on diapers alone and probably <$50 on wipes since we rarely use wipes!

Just an FYI!

kati_girl December 9, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

i throw up a little in my mouth every time we have to buy a pack of sposies!

As a funny aside, apparently she's outgrown the one pack of size 3s we have at the house, so we've been using them for two days to get rid of them. I'd forgotten how much I hate them! They smell horribly and I hate feeling that paper feel on her. But I joked with Josh that we're probably some of the only people in the world who have actually had to use up a regular sized pack before she outgrows them.

Oh, and can I just say I love how CDs are either OS, S, M or L? In sposies, it's a 2 or a 3 or maybe a 2/3 or a 4 or ... you get the idea.

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