Total Investment: $288.02
My Stash Includes:
10 Kawaii Pocket Diapers
2 Just Simply Baby Diapers
1 Blueberry Diaper
1 BumGenius 3.0 All in One Diaper
1 BumGenius Elemental Diaper
1 Large wetbag for dirties
1 Small Wetbag for dirties on the go
1 diaper sprayer
1 Bag of diaper friendly detergent
4 Hemp inserts for overnight
I have a total of 15 diapers which is more than I need for part time cloth diapering. If I were doing it full time, I'd be washing the diapers every day and a half to two days. I had to purchase hemp inserts for her overnight diapers because Audrey is such a heavy wetter and the hemp is the most absorbent fabric around. I have three expensive diapers - the Blueberry brand and the BumGenius brand. I got the Blueberry one on Babysteals.com for half off original price, the BG 3.0 was a "flawed" diaper that I got for $10 (can't find the flaw), and the BG Elemental I got second hand at a great discount. It doesn't even look like it has been used before, and this is by far my favorite diaper! If I come across more on sale, I might snatch them up and sell of some of the Kawaii diapers that I don't like as much. The small wet bag came as part of a package deal. The diaper sprayer was expensive and I'm not sure I even like it, but I just received it last week so maybe it just takes some getting used to. The wash and dry cycle takes about 3 hours total, and of course Audrey loves it because the washer is running for 2 hours so she can peek in and watch them wash.
I am debating purchasing a set of cloth wipes or just making my own. They run about $12 per dozen, and I'd need probably 2 dozen. For comparison, the Pampers wipes I currently use are $17.50 and they last me a little less than 3 months. I could sew some wipes pretty easily for a few bucks, and I know I should, but I'm having a hard time finding a fabric that I think is soft enough.
In the mornings we put a disposable on her since she's headed to day care, and it amazes me how the diaper just can't....keep everything in. I'd say 2 out of 5 days we have to change her outfit before we leave the house because her disposable diaper has leaked onto her clothes. Now I've become smart(er) and have put a cloth diaper on her first thing, and then change her into a disposable right before we leave the house. Much cleaner this way.
So there you have it. All the poo notes in all their glory. I enjoy cloth diapers and look forward to doing it from birth with the next one!