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  1. Janine @ Alternative Housewife
    April 23, 2012

    We did the math recently and were blown away by how much we’ve saved doing cloth! We have a really small stash but luckily we are also using a potty, which helps.

    I win a LOT of giveaways, but rarely win diapers. I think I’ve won maybe ONE diaper actually, after entering literally hundreds. They are just so popular and get so many entries than other giveaways. Pretty crazy considering how cheap the diapers are — I’ve won other prizes valued at over $100 with less entries than for one or two diapers. It’s a culture!

  2. Lindsey
    April 27, 2012

    I am entering giveaways like crazy too and have yet to win anything! I’ll keep trying though!

  3. Amy
    April 27, 2012

    I like the idea of using receiving blankets as flats. I went out and bought high end diapers for my first and now that I’m on the second I’ve been making diapers myself from old t-shirts as well as using blankets that we have oh so many of. I thought it cost a lot up front for all the diapers. I wish I would have know that you can use things you already have in your home. Regardless of how much you spend up front it’s still a lot of savings to cloth diaper.

  4. Jennifer Johansen
    May 3, 2012

    It’s hard for me to understand how much money my husband is willing to waste on disposables! I far prefer cloth, but he has a tendency to fall back on what’s “easier.” My mother, too (who’s a frequent babysitter). Now I wish I’d thought to keep track of how much we’ve spent on diapers for a cost comparison!

  5. Ella Tomblin
    August 14, 2012

    I can’t find where to buy “seconds”–new dipes with flaws— for the life of me!

    • Vicki Hall
      May 2, 2013

      Try Cotton Babies clearance section

  6. sasha
    September 9, 2013

    i think the hubby needs to see this one lol we are building our stash and he insists we have enough but he doesnt realize our LO will not fit into 1/2 of our stash till shes about 4 mo old.
    we have only spent just under $200 and we have 3xs charlie bananas 2 on charlie bananas 4 os blissfull bootys 4 bitty bee little bee company nb and 12 medium perfect fit fuzzibunz i plan on just ordering 2 doezen prefolds and about 4 covers and then we should be set till she gets older. i think ill have to hide them this time though hubby thinks im going over board lol

    • Regan
      September 9, 2013

      If I were to have another I would definitely go the prefold and cover route. Two dozen should be okay if you wash every other day along with the XS diapers to supplement. Once your hubby sees how many diapers newborns go through he will probably change his tune :)

  7. Melissa J
    November 23, 2013

    We started with prefolds and covers but we don’t like it. I bought 12 Sunbaby pockets and both hubby and I much prefer those. Actually, I love those! So I bought 12 more. I have twins and my mom helps me a lot. She prefers disposables. So far, if every diaper change is a pocket diaper, I can go 1.5 days before I have to do laundry. I really want to buy more Sunbabies but I know that as baby grows, the effectiveness of favorite brands can change. I’m trying to leave room in our budget to try other brands. I just bought 4 BG seconds for $53 which is a few dollars less than 12 Sunbaby pockets without inserts. Comparing prices can hurt like that sometimes! I’m hoping to start winning diaper giveaways soon!

  8. Lara Clinton
    June 25, 2014

    The giveaways really are great! I won a few right as soon as I started entering them and have since hit a lull lol. If you keep trying, you will get something!

  9. Shilo Wheatley
    August 28, 2014

    My fiance is having doubts right now about cloth being cheaper than disposables, and yes I admit it does cost to start a stash but it definitely saves! I love that you can sell them when no longer needed or trade with other mamas! I’ve been entering a ton of giveaways hoping to win so I can get my stash ready for my new lil one!

  10. Janna Law
    October 27, 2014

    I started a cloth diaper piggy bank, half of my change goes in to my older sons piggy bank and the other half in to a cloth diaper bank. I have also started entering giveaways to keep me from window shopping and eventually buying everything lol!

    • Regan
      October 28, 2014

      Giveaways are a great way to see what you like and what you don’t so you aren’t wasting money. I wish I would have found out about giveaways sooner in the beginning.

  11. jennmarie
    April 24, 2015

    Thank you for all the tips! I appreciate the specific websites. I’m preparing to CD with our first (due in time for Christmas) and I’m entering all the giveaways I can find; the rest of these will help a lot.

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