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Old 10-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Cost break down of any system for less than $400, including organic options

All I heard when pregnant was that cloth diapering was supposed to cost less than $400. But when I asked about options, people always recommended things like Thirsties and BumGenius, which cost more than that before you even get to the accessories. It frustrated me to no end. Then people said, "Well if that's your budget, all you can really do is flats or prefolds." NOT TRUE. You might be limited when it comes to brand options, but you shouldn't be limited when it comes to system types. Without further ado, here is a breakdown of how to buy any system for less than $400, with all accessories you need. For options that included more than one store to buy from, I chose places you could get free shipping, with the exception of Alva. I am uncertain how to go about getting their free shipping, as it is contradictory on their site. It is still small enough in price to fall well below budget though. I have used the pail liners selected specifically because they can be used without a diaper pail if need be. This was put together for the idea of people trying to get each system for as cheaply as possible while still buying new. I realize not everyone likes the idea of diapers that are made abroad, but this concept was realized for low income people. At most, it would require a family to put away less than $14.00 a week for 30 weeks out of their pregnancy. If people have other examples that fall in the less than $400.00 for EVERYTHING budget, please feel free to add them. Please make sure it includes a minimum of 20 diapers, 6 covers, 2 pail liners, 1 wet bag, and 20 wipes. I'm not including sale prices; please do the same.

OS Bamboo AI2 Combo $115.93
(With this system, lay inserts into pocket shells used as a cover)

20 bamboo inserts from alvababy.com for $40.00
6 diaper covers from alvababy.com $26.34
2 Grovia pail liners from sweetbottomsbaby.com for 30.50
1 wet bag from alvababy.com for 4.59
2 packs of cotton flannel wipes from sewcraftybaby.com for 14.50

OS Pocket Combo for $133.59

20 pocket diapers from alvababy.com for $84.00
2 Grovia pail liners from sweetbottomsbaby.com for $30.50
1 wet bag from alvababy.com for $4.59
2 packs of cotton flannel wipes from sewcraftybaby.com for $14.50
Optional: Upgrade to a 20-pack of 100% bamboo inserts from alvababy.com for $40.00


OS Amazon Steal $177.76 or less
(to be bought or discounted using Swagbucks, Social Moms, and other sites that reward with Amazon giftcards. If you go this route and earn enough cards throughout your pregnancy, you can get your entire stash literally for FREE.)

2 12 packs of Osocozy bleached flats $37.90
6 Econobum covers $57.90 (includes 6 OS prefolds that could be used for overnight diapering)
2 pack of Snappis $7.02
2 pack of Toddler Snappis $9.28
2 packs of Osocozy Flannel Unbleached Wipes $21.90
Thirsties Deluxe Diaper Duffel $7.25
2 Mommy's Touch Diaper Pail Liners $35.98

Traditional Prefold Combo $216.50 at Nicki's Diapers

24 Imagine Infant prefolds $36.00
24 Imagine Premium prefolds $48.00
6 Econobum covers $53.70
2 packs of Imagine flannel wipes $21.90
2 Grovia pail liners $30.50
1 Grovia wet bag $6.75
2 pack of Snappis $ 5.75
2 pack of Toddler Snappis $7.15
Optional: Upgrade to organic prefolds for $12.00 more
Additional: Add 24 newborn prefolds for $30.00 more


Flip OS AI2 Combo for $232.72 at Squishy Tushy

6 Flip Diaper Covers for $82.80
2 12 Packs Flip Stay Dry Inserts $94.80
Thirsties Duffle/Wet Bag $7.00
2 packs of cotton flannel wipes $17.50
2 Grovia pail liners for $30.62
Optional: Upgrade to Organic OS Inserts for $44.86 more
Additional: Add 24 newborn inserts for $47.80


OS AIO Combo $366.95 at Nicki's Diapers

20 Imagine OS AIO's $309.80
2 Grovia pail liners $30.50
Grovia wet bag $6.75
2 packs of Imagine Fleece Wipes $19.90


Custom Sized Prefold Combo $369.48 at Nicki's Diapers
24 size s, m, l Imagine Smart Fit prefolds $143.70
6 size n, s, m, l, t Dappi Velcro Diaper Covers $137.73
2 pack of Snappis $5.75
2 pack of Toddler Snappis $7.15
2 Grovia pail liners $30.50
1 Grovia wet bag $6.75
2 packs of Imagine fleece wipes $19.90
Optional: Upgrade to organic prefolds for $18.00 more

OS Fitted Combo from Nicki's Diapers for $369.85

20 Mother-Ease cotton terry fitteds $259.00
6 Econobum covers $53.70
2 packs of Imagine fleece wipes $19.90
2 Grovia pail liners $30.50
1 Grovia wet bag $6.75

Sized Insert AI2 Combo $383.85 at Nicki's Diapers

6 Best Bottom Shells $101.70
20 stay dry inserts in s, m, l $225.00
2 packs of Imagine fleece wipes $19.90
2 Grovia pail liners $30.50
1 Grovia wet bag $6.75

OS Organic Wool Combo for $384.90

8 Sprout Change Organic Starter Kits in wool from Amazon.com $318.00
2 Grovia pail liners from sweetbottomsbaby.com for $30.50
1 Grovia wet bag from sweetbottomsbaby.com for $6.50
2 packs of Fuzzibunz Organic Cotton/Fleece wipes at squishytushy.com for $29.90
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: Cost break down of any system for less than $400, including organic options

This reminds me of this thread:
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1346972
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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A bit; I did reply to that thread when it started.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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Re: Cost break down of any system for less than $400, including organic options

Well done, time well spent and hopefully a blessing to overwhelmed mamas or those just wanting nice still but simple. Like that you came up with a package that can still include Newborn size so baby is not swallowed by the diaper. Kind of nice those first weeks to enjoy itty bittys on your itty bitty baby.
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Well done, time well spent and hopefully a blessing to overwhelmed mamas or those just wanting nice still but simple. Like that you came up with a package that can still include Newborn size so baby is not swallowed by the diaper. Kind of nice those first weeks to enjoy itty bittys on your itty bitty baby.
*cackles* Oh, I haven't finished research yet on cloth diapering a newbie all by itself. This is my only form of fluff addiction since I'm low income and can't buy fluff, and also my last kiddo. So I just research like crazy to find the most affordable options for people like myself. This post was the result of about 3 months of obsessively searching the internet.
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Re: Cost break down of any system for less than $400, including organic options

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Re: Cost break down of any system for less than $400, including organic options

This is impressive - and I don't know why it never occurred to me that you could swagbucks/whatever an entire stash! If you did enough swagbucks, you could get some pretty awesome diapers during pregnancy. Well I think I know what I'm doing next pregnancy!
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Cool! Nice job momma! I will be sharing this thread.
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Re: Cost break down of any system for less than $400, including organic options

Well done!

I think Best Bottoms are also under that!
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Well done!

I think Best Bottoms are also under that!
Yes, hence why they are included.
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