Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cloth Diapers: Week 42

42 is the nerdiest of all numbers. It is, after all, the answer to the ultimate question. If you don't have the foggiest idea what I'm talking about, don't worry. All you need to know is that we still love cloth, we have increased our fluff by 30%, and we still saved money.



I mean just look at those colors! Fuzzibunz knows how to melt my jewel tone color loving heart. I love coordinating Joanna's diapers with her dresses and shirts.

When I was pregnant again, we realized we would need enough diapers for two kids at the same time. We spent $100 of our diaper savings to buy 11 one size Fuzzibunz and bumGenius covers and inserts from a friend of mine. Even though I'm no longer pregnant, we still love using those additional diapers. The increased supply means I wash every 3 days instead of every 2. I also stopped using Tide concentrate on all of our clothes - we only use it on diapers now.

One thing I may end up doing is converting the velcro bumGenius (the left 4 covers in the photo) to snaps. There's a WAHM at ConvertMyDiapers that can put them on for me. For now I may just use them as swim diapers and not use an insert.

And now my favorite part - here's how much money we've saved! I'm changing the weekly number back to $15 instead of $20 because she's needing a change less often at this age. So saving $15 a week for 12 weeks means we're adding $180 to our saved money!

At 30 weeks:
Total Personal Investment: $263
Savings To Date: $554 
Return On Investment: + $291

Now at 42 weeks: 
Total Personal Investment: $363
Savings To Date: $734
Return On Investment: + $371



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