But the money savings was something I could simply not ignore. People spend on average $3000 on disposables per child. Cloth diapers would cost as little as $200 and can be used for multiple children. I am no environmentalist, saving money is my motivation! With my son being 2 months old, I dived right in!
I started off with flats and covers! I purchased 25 flour sack towels from wal-mart at $1 a piece. Two days worth of diapers for only $25! I was lucky enough to have a cloth diaper store in my area where I purchased 6 diaper covers for $54. So far, that's about $80 bucks for two days of diapering!
I have been an intermediate seamstress for about 8 years so I began to sew cloth diapers for my son. I made everything from pockets, fitteds, All-in-twos, covers, Hybrid Fitteds, and many others. But my favorite most reliable diaper till this day is Flour sack towels "stuffed" with a microfiber towel.
$25- Flour Sack Towels x25
$30- Microfiber Towels x30
$12- Mommy made diaper covers x6
$69 for 2 days worth of diapers!!!
$70+ on cloth diapering vs $3000 in disposables. For that amount of savings, I can handle scrubbing poop!