Photo courtesy of EcoFriendly Blog
In case you cannot see the caption - the total for 2 1/2 years worth of diapers averaging 6 per day for one child.
As I've said previously, this was not the reason we switched to cloth. Cost was our reasoning. I'm a grad student and funds are tight. However, I'm beginning to see more of the environmental impact aspect, too.
So, we can get disposable diapers at Costco for about $0.22/diaper. That's pretty cheap. Multiply that by 5600 and the cost is $1232. Go with a little nicer yet cheap diaper at $0.25/diaper, the cost is $1400. What about wipes? Wipes used to cost around $225/year. Now we use cloth wipes. I've spent nearly $500 on my diaper/wipes and other accessories stash. I know that sounds like a lot but compared to nearly $2000 that could be spent, that is a huge savings. And we have some nice diapers. Plus, I was fortunate enough to get some wonderful folks that passed along their hand-me-downs (talk about really eco-friendly - reusing reusable diapers).
Of course, there are other things we love about cloth but right now we're talking strictly cost and environmental impact.
What do you think?
Liz Has a Life has been kind enough to bestow an award on T Rex Mom and Dad Tales.
She currently has a giveaway going for a really nice organic cloth diaper. Check it out. In the mean time, I am to tell seven things about myself and pass this award along. So, I am going to break the seven things into separate blog postings and then after the seventh, I'll pass the award along. For my first item - in case you could not tell, I'm passionate about cloth diapering.