A baby in disposable diapers goes through 8 – 12 diapers per day in the first year. Assuming an average cost of $0.25 per diaper (according to Amazon; more for “premium” brands but less for store brands), this will cost you about $700 – $1200. (Just for the first year.) Wipes cost about $0.03 each, and assuming 2 per diaper change (obviously sometimes more and sometimes less), you’ll spend about $150 – $300 in the first year. For cloth diapers, assuming using one-size diapers and having 24, they’ll cost $450 (and last till potty training). Cloth wipes will cost about $12 (assuming 12 for $6 and having 24). Washing is a factor, but two extra loads a week might cost an extra $50 per year. [From here]Wow.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Weighing the Costs
Saw this on a blog and thought it was a good quick rundown of the roundabout costs between cloth diapering and disposables...