I did the research when Alyssa was a baby. Knew all the benefits. Understood the pros. But I couldn't swallow the huge upfront cost. Until I saw the price of gas. And as I keep watching the cost of food go up I know that I have to do something to cut our monthly expenses.
We are also "what if" kind of people. We like to try and be prepared for what if's. What if we go through a difficult financial time? What if there is a natural disaster that cuts off utilities? What if the entire economy collapses and we're forced into soup lines once again (okay extreme, I know...)?
One of the ways we're being prepared is by making the switch.
(Updated so links show examples of each type of diaper.)
2 Wool Soakers
3 Pocket diapers
14 Fitted diapers
2 Prefitted diapers
Total cost: $82 including shipping.
A bit more for a laundry bag and some additive - free detergent and I'm officially a cloth diapering, baby wearing, breastfeeding Christian mother. (If I start wearing jumpers - somebody stop me. Please.)
That is what makes this cheap momma happy!