What’s down under? How to save money on cloth diapers
By Aimee Heckel
Back when we were kids, there were two options for our diapers: cloth or disposables — and even though disposable diapers were invented in the ’40s (little fun fact for ya right there), the first Pampers didn’t hit the market until the ’60s. They grew in popularity for years to come — until recently. Many modern parents have backlashed and reverted back to cloth nappies.
The arguments: Reusable diapers are better for the environment. Some say they’re better for their kids, too, and make potty-training easier. There are endless blogs calculating the cost of disposable verses reusable diapers, and the general consensus is often that cloth is cheaper.
You don’t have to drop Benjamins on something your kid will (hopefully) outgrow in a short period of time. Here are some smart ways to save the Earth and save some bucks on cloth diapers:
1. gDiapers with disposable inserts are a great middle ground. The disposable inserts help minimize the mega laundry loads (one common complaint about cloth), although you can also buy cloth liners if you simply love doing laundry. The diapers themselves are reusable, breathable and comfortable. We’ve seen many babes happy with their gBums.
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2. Order “bundles” from The Honest Company. You can save up to 35 percent when you buy a monthly supply of these eco-friendly diapers and all-natural wipes all at once. Mix and match for about $79.95 per month.
3. Register for a start-up package for your baby shower to make sure you find the right brand that works for your baby, before you spend money on fully stocking the whole changing table.
4.Compare prices and search the web for great deals. ClothDiaperClearance is one website to bookmark. And KellysCloset is amazing. Here, you’ll find ways to get free cloth diapers, free trials and get plenty of advice and checklists to make sure you do it right — with the least amount of stress.
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