Post # 1
I’m new to the whole cloth diapering thing. I just wanted to know for those that chose to go this route,
- How many times a week were you doing laundry?
- Factoring in the actual CD cost, plus laundry did you save a substancial amount of money
- Did you find cloth diapers to be bulkier than disposables?
Post # 3
How many times a week were you doing laundry? I do diaper laundry every 2 days (sometimes 3 days) so that makes around 4 times a week.
Did you save a substantial amount of money? By the time we are done with diapers, yes, we’ll have saved a substantial amount of money. In the beginning it doesn’t seem like it because you want to build your stash and there are lots of diapers you want to try but when it is all said and done, yes.
Did you find cloth diapers to be bulkier than disposables? Absolutely. But that is part of the charm of cloth. You have to embrace the fluff.
Post # 5
Thanks for the responses so far, I was thinking about combining cloth diapers and disposables and using cloth when the baby is home and just wonder if I could keep up with the time and cost of constantly doing laundry.
Post # 6
@bells: We started with a combo and just did disposables at night at first. Its a good way to see how it works. For us we switched to all cloth once she grew out of her newborn disposables and I didnt feel like buying another box of disposables.
Post # 7
How many times a week were you doing laundry? Every 2-3 days and it takes a while (though I think I have imposed some of that myself with the detergent I use).
Did you save substancial amount of money? I got a lot of my stash for free. We are using prefolds which are much cheaper and we are using hemp gCloth as boosters.
Did you find cloth diapers to be bulkier than disposables? Yes, but we haven’t had a blow out yet. So I consider this a benefit. We do prefer the trimmer diapers (grovia). We have to go up a size a touch early but not too bad.
Post # 9
We started with 80 cloth prefolds and about 10 covers, and had a laundry service for the prefolds. The prefolds only needed washing once per week but we were washing covers at least 4x per week.
I haven’t done any calcs, but I believe we are saving money, even with the diaper service cost.
Yep. Cloth is so much bulier than disposables, but it hasn’t mattered. The bulky bum is cute.
Post # 10
All your responses are so helpful!!