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Old 12-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #11
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Re: Challenge: Diaper a baby 6-40 lbs under $500

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*use the econobum covers as back ups. These are great with the back rolled down.
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That is a great tip!!

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:21 AM   #12
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Re: Challenge: Diaper a baby 6-40 lbs under $500

I'd have @18 Swaddlebees Simplex newborn (would have to wash every day) for months one through four and @18 Diaper Rite pockets for the rest.

If I bought on sale I could up the number of each.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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Re: Challenge: Diaper a baby 6-40 lbs under $500

My newborn stash is a dozen GMD orange edge prefolds (seconds), 7 orange edge workhorses, 16 flour sack flats, and 6 Rumparoos covers ($140.00 including shipping). Then my OS stash consists of 16 various Kawaii pockets (these took my son all the way to potty learning at almost 3 yrs old with plenty of growing room left). I spent about $120 including shipping. So my total (actually spent) for cd'ing from birth to potty training is $260! Now, if you want to factor in wet bags & pail, add another $25 (I made my own wet bags). So the highest total, including all diapering supplies would be $285 (this is not estimated, this is what I actually spent).
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #14
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I'd have @18 Swaddlebees Simplex newborn (would have to wash every day) for months one through four and @18 Diaper Rite pockets for the rest.

If I bought on sale I could up the number of each.
You know, once upon a time I would have said washing every day was awful, but lately I've found that it means I never never never have retained stink in diapers. And I don't have to do as much of a prerinse.

I'm going to have to remember that one for my next LO! I'm bummed I couldn't find the Simplex anywhere when we did our little stint in AIOs, it looked like a great diaper.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #15
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Re: Challenge: Diaper a baby 6-40 lbs under $500

oooh I wanna play:

3 SoftBums Starter Kits (99.95x3)
6 Echo Shells
3 Omni Shells
18 Super DryTouch pods (that split apart for the newborn stage to 36 inserts)
3 Wetbags


3 additional Echo Shells ($21.95x3)
3 additional Omni Pocket Diapers ($24.95) (1 shell plus 1 large DryTouch pod and 1 mini pod)

3 Bamboo One Size pods ($11.95 x 3)
3 Bamboo mini pods ($3.95 x 3)

=$488.25
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:47 PM   #16
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For newborn
25 walmart flour sack towels
5 packages x $7.99= $39.95
I'd probably sew them into daddy flats just to make it simpler.
8 thirsties duo wrap size 1 = $111.60

And for OS
25 walmart flour sack towels
5 packages x $7.99= $39.95
I'd sew these into pad folded inserts.
8 thirsties duo wrap size 2 = $111.60
6 thirsties hemp inserts for night time doublers (they come in a pack if 2 for $8)= $24

Total=$327.10

If I cloth diapered mostly for saving money this is exactly what I would do.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #17
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Re: Challenge: Diaper a baby 6-40 lbs under $500

Ok, I'll play! I really like natural fibers, for some reason synthetic ones were never a good fit for my babies. However, I've found that pocket diapers can be had cheaper than covers sometimes, and work as well as covers, so that's what I did.

$78.50- 48 Flats from Amazon
$29.99- 60 washcloths from Amazon (can be used as newborn diapers and later as added absorbency and wipes
$6.99- pack of 36 diaper pins (Amazon)
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$9.50 3 pack of Snappi's (Amazon)
$20 Pail Liner/hanging large wet bag (Amazon)
(all Amazon products would be free shipping if ordered together)

$90- 20 NB pockets from Alva (could be used as covers or pockets for flexibility)
$95.80- 20 OS pockets from Alva
$13.77- 3 wet bags from Alva
(all the Alva products would be free expedited shipping if ordered at once)


*For all that, you'd be spending under $340*

**OR, if you weren't planning on using the pockets as pockets, only as covers, you could get by with 10 in each size, knocking about $100 off the total, so $240**


OR, if the mama was inclined to learn to crochet, a $3 hook and some wool yarn from Micheals/Jo-Ann's would make wool covers. I could make NB Longview out of one skein of cheap wool from a craft store, which costs about $6 (less if it's on. Sale or you use coupons, but let's just go with the regular price). To make larger longies, I'd need 2.5 skeins. However, you could just make soakers to put under clothing. That would use a lot less yarn. I would think that for $100 in yarn, you could have a few covers/longies/shorts in each size.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:05 AM   #18
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Re: Challenge: Diaper a baby 6-40 lbs under $500

If I were to start fresh I would buy the Softbums goodtogo pack for $449.
The GoodToGo Pack includes:
• 9 SoftBums Echo shells with Slide˛Size

• 18 One-Size Bamboo Pod

• 18 Small Bamboo Mini Pod

With $50 to spend on a wet bag & wipes.

Then I would trade out 3 echo shells for OMNIs & 9 of the minis for large pods.

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(Deleted, because the other SoftBums lovers did a better job!)
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #20
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Newborn diaper rental (fuzzibunz xs) =$60
18 fuzzibunz elites =$433.7
4 thirsties hemp inserts for doublers =$16

Total=$509.7

Dang! I went over.
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