Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Newborn Cloth Diaper Celebration: It Doesn't have to be All or Nothing!

I wholeheartedly believe this! I think a  lot of other people do as well, but it really doesn't have to be all or nothing. 
It's scary jumping into cloth, it truly is. So grab a few things and see if it works for you. There's no need to buy a whole stash before you try it. 

Just think about it like this. If you buy 3 cloth diapers and you wash them daily, you're saving 21 diapers a week that you don't have to pay for and that don't end up in the landfill. That comes down to 1092 diapers a year! And over the course of 3 years (the average before a child potty trains), that's 3276 diapers!!!

Just by having 3 diapers! Even if you wash every other day, that's 1638 diapers saved!!!! Big huge savings. 
Because you'd probably spent $30 on those diapers, you're saving just about one $6-$10 pack of diapers a week. That's $520 a year!!! And you only spent $30 to get there! Even the most expensive of cloth diapers would be about $90 for 3! Still saving a significant amount!

Now you could also have an entire stash of diapers, but not jump into cloth wipes. This too is fine! I still use disposable wipes for the most part. They don't take as long to break down, they're much smaller and well, they're pretty inexpensive (in my opinion). I use cloth wipes once in a while, but for the most part still use disposable. 

I still feel good about what I'm doing to save the environment and Emerson's little booty, so I don't mind!

You could also just use cloth wipes and not diapers and still save a lot of money!

It doesn't have to be all or nothing! You can still save a lot of money with very little!