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Thread: Cloth diapers versus paper diapers

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    Cloth diapers versus paper diapers

    Another thread got me to thinking and researching (yeah, I'm too lazy this morning to REALLY work). I found a chart that had the cost of cloth diapers versus paper diapers over a 3 yr period. WOW - what a difference!

    First year for cloth (including purchasing diapers, laundry bill, pail, etc) is $357.00 --- the third year is $104.00

    First year for paper (including the above) $1054 ----- the third year is $1019.

    BIG difference!

    I didn't do the research for the #s --- you can find it here: http://shop.fuzzibunz.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1869
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    sent on to my daughter. that is shocking.

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    Thanks for starting this conversation. Today's mothers do not realize there is a choice.
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    It's all about convenience. People will pay A LOT of money for convenience, real or perceived. Look at the "meals" in the freezer section of the store. DH and I have a laugh over frozen, precooked pancakes. But someone must be buying them.

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    My DD started out with the cloth diapers but very quickly changed over to the others. Thank goodness it is time to start potty training DGD.

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    Remember the long rectangular Curity gauze ones? I've been trying to locate some - inexpensively - and they don't seem to be made any more. When I see them on e-bay, they are priced way too high for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    Thanks for starting this conversation. Today's mothers do not realize there is a choice.
    Sadly, there's not always a choice 24-7. Near me I know of no day care centers that accept cloth diapers. So if the mom works, then she usually has to use disposable diapers if someone other than a family member is watching the baby.

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    My oldest daughter is using cloth diapers for my grand daughter. I think the third daughter will as well when the time comes. Daughter #2 do not have a washer and dryer. Though they just moved last week and will get them in the next couple weeks. She may switch since she has my #3 grandbaby in the oven! She does work outside the home but only part time and so far her DH watches Isaac 2 days a week and she switches with a girlfriend for another day, so have not had to put him in a day care center


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts View Post
    Sadly, there's not always a choice 24-7. Near me I know of no day care centers that accept cloth diapers. So if the mom works, then she usually has to use disposable diapers if someone other than a family member is watching the baby.
    That's too bad!!!!!! I know working mothers are hampered on this. And I know good old diapers are hard to find. Too bad they don't make them economically like I had.....I did a Google search (LOVE Google) and found they just don't seem to exist. Seems they think all diapers have to have an extra padding in the middle. Just think -- if someone produced regular old diapers, we wouldn't have to us so many paper towels, either!!!!!
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    Also, Beth, daughter #1 says that Naomi stays drier and has less blowouts with the cloth diapers. She does not need to use as many. Yes, she is running laundry almost daily so there are additional costs because of that. She really really likes the "Fuzzibunz" brand of cloth diapers.
    Last edited by Jim's Gem; 06-15-2012 at 09:01 AM.


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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