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My Cloth Diapering Plan | Frugal & Simple

Choosing Cloth Diapers: My Cloth Diapering Plan

 

Introduction: Choosing Cloth Diapers

Choosing Cloth Diapers: Econobum

Choosing Cloth Diapers: Bum Genius 3.0 One Size

Choosing Cloth Diapers: Flip One Size Diaper System

Econobum

Bum Genius

Flip

After testing these 3 diapers, the Econobum, Bum Genius and Flip, I feel like I’m educated myself on some of the cloth diapering options as well as boosted my confidence in my ability to successfully cloth diaper!
I’ve come to a few conclusions:

1. I really like cloth diapers and I don’t think they’ll be difficult to use!

2. The Flip Diaper is great! I love the the cover can be reused several times by placing in clean inserts! My plan is to get another 2 Flip covers and about 7 more inserts. (That would make my total 3 covers and  12 inserts with the inserts essentially giving me 12 changes!)

3. I really like the convenience factor of the Bum Genius diaper! It is so easy to use, I don’t think it would be hard to ask our parents or babysitters to change these diapers when we are not with our baby (all they have to do is fold them up like a disposable…we would worry about cleaning up the solid waste later!) The downside of this diaper is the fact that the cover is not reusable so 1 diaper and insert equals 1 change. My plan is to purchase about 3 of these one size diapers! (That would make my total of the Bum Genius One Size 4 diapers!)

4. At this point I don’t  plan on purchasing another Econobum diaper or insert but I definitely will use the one I have. I also plan on trying out the Flip inserts in the Econobum cover!

5. I’ve heard great things about the Fuzzi Bunz OneSize Cloth diaper and I plan to test it one out and then I’ll decide if I want to purchase more.

6. I am going to try some Gerber prefolds with the Econobum and Flip cover! I already have several and I plan on giving them a try, I’ll probably double them since the ones I have are thin!

So with the 3 Flip covers and 12 inserts, the 4 Bum Genius diapers, the Econobum cover and insert, and the Fuzzi Bunz One-Size diaper I will have 18 changes for our little guy. (I’ve been told having about 18-20 is a good number.) I figure this is a good starting point!

The total cost for me to purchase all of these diapers (minus shipping…which was free when I ordered the diapers I tested):

3-Flip Diaper Systems (with 1 cover/insert) @ $16.95 =$50.85
9-Flip Inserts @$4.95 =$44.55
4-Bum Genius 3.0 All-in-One @ $17.95 = $71.80
1-Econobum @ $8.95
Total: $195.10

I think $195.10 is amazing considering that all of these diapers are one-size diapers and should be able to be worn through potty training! It gets even better when you take into account that we will use them with any future children we are blessed with!

**Depending on my review and opinion of the Fuzzi Bunz One-Size diaper, my diapering plan is subject to change!

I do realize that for the first couple of weeks I’ll probably need to use disposables or purchase a couple small fitted diapers because even on the smallest setting these will be very large on a newborn. I also plan to use disposables when I leave him in the nursery at church so I will have diapering costs that are greater than $195.10 but I am confident I’ll be saving a ton of money over the next 2-3 years!

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