One of the biggest expenses for families with young children is diapers. I have three children who are under three years old so the cost of diapers adds up quickly.
I personally use cloth diapers for my girls. Gone are the antiquated cloth diapers and pins from our parents’ generation. I use All in One diapers (which fit 8 to 35 lbs) because they have adjustable snaps and waists. Cloth diapering isn’t for everyone but I can tell you it has saved my family a TON of money and since two of my three girls are allergic to regular diapers, it was a necessity.
Cloth diapering really isn’t as messy as you might think. I am able to wash my diapers in my washing machine on the sanitary cycle and the dry time is 60 minutes. If you’re able to handle the not-so-fun aspects of cloth diapers, you will reap the benefits in your bank account!
I recommend buying cloth diapers in bulk online (not at a specialty shop) and using a coupon code from CouponCabin.com. I ordered my diapers 2.5 years ago in a set of 50, saved 15% plus free shipping and they still look brand new every time I take them out of the dryer.
You might wonder, “How much money would I really be saving?” Consumer Reports indicated that you can save a whopping $2,000 or more per child by using cloth diapers. For my family, that’s a total of $6,000 in savings!
I do have to buy disposable night-time diapers because my girls aren’t able to last all night in a cloth diaper. I typically buy Huggies overnite diapers and I buy them when the big box stores run gift card + coupon deals, which happens every two to three months.