Many moms wonder if cloth diapering is affordable.
We at DiaperShops.com believe cloth diapering is affordable, depending how you look at it and your perspective. If you see it as an investment, then yes, it is affordable over time. If you see it as an expense, then, no, it may not seem affordable upfront. Let’s discuss…
By cloth diapering one child in a stash of about 20 cloth diapers, a family will spend between $125-$200 depending on the brand and styles they choose. That’s a large lump sum of money to lay out at once. However, after adding up the costs of detergent and laundry expenses, a family can plan on saving between $1,000 – $1,500+ over the course of their baby’s diapering years. The savings is spread out over 2-3 years, though.
The real savings increase comes if a family uses the same cloth diapers for baby #2, #3 and beyond. That’s because there’s no further upfront investment needed in buying diapers (you already have your stash!) except for more detergent and laundry expenses.
So yes, cloth diapering is affordable, if you look at it as an investment vs. an expense and if you’re willing to allow the diapers to “pay” you back over time!
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