Cost of Cloth Diapering

On average, cloth diapering at home can SAVE 50% or more per child compared to using disposable diapers and cloth diaper service.  This article focuses on the cost of cloth diapering.

Cloth Diapering at Home
One of many benefits of using cloth diapers at home is low start up cost!  For as little as $168, you can have a basic stash of cloth diapers that will take each child from newborn to potty training stage!  Even adding cost of water and electricity for washing and drying, the total cost per child is minimal compared to using cloth diaper service or disposable diapers.  You can easily save over $1,000 per child a year by cloth diapering at home.  Best of all, you can resuse those diapers for second and even third child depending on the type of cloth diapers you choose.  The intitial investment can go a long way and could literally slash the cost by thousands of dollars in the end.

- Start for as little as $168
- Water/electricity is generally minimal especially with HE machines
- Less trash & waste into the environment

Disposable Diapers
Taking today's disposable diapers from birth to 24 months, the cost of disposable diapers can exceed $2,000 with total of 6,000-6,500 diaper changes during that time frame.  This does not include the cost of disposable as well as factoring in how long your child will need to be using diapers until he/she is potty trained.  University study done in 2010 show girls take an average of 29 months while the boys take 31 months to fully potty train*.  Those extra five to seven months can add to the $2,000 already spent!

- Cost of daily diapers
- Cost of wipes
- Added cost for trash