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My cloth diaper stash is eclectic; a hodgepodge, mish-mash collection that makes absolutely no sense. My stash resembles the insane hormone fluctuations one endures throughout pregnancy, and for good reason — I pieced together the majority of our stash throughout those ten months.
I began with some newborn prefolds, then added Econobums through a sale, some bumGenius 3.0s through eBay, then more prefolds, a Wahmies pocket and a Kissaluvs fitted from a local woman liquidating her cloth diaper business, and a couple of Thirsties covers from my shower. The coup de grace? Purchasing a HUGE lot on ebay when D was weeks old, and I was overwhelmed with doing daily laundry. The eBay lot was a woman’s entire stash, being liquidated due to potty training.
|5 Days of diaper laundry – this is all our 10 gallon pail will hold|
Because I purchased so much before I was actually diapering, I ended-up with A LOT of pockets that go unused. I had no way of knowing that I would prefer prefolds (and now recently, fitteds). I have sold some of the pockets, but am still left with a lot left over. I keep telling myself that we may use pockets when D is older, but I’m not so sure that it will ever happen.
The great thing about cloth diapers is that they hold their value. If I do end up using prefolds through to potty training, I know that I’ll be able to recoup some of the money spent on pockets (and maybe apply it to some more fitteds or trainers). All in all, I love the fact that we are able to diaper our son, and any future children, for under $400. If I can only continue to practice the self control I’ve had until now (it’s going to be tough with my newfound penchant for fitteds)…
My Cloth Diaper Stats:
12 Newborn Prefolds
37 Medium Prefolds
24 Large Prefolds
2 Size 1 Covers
2 Size 2 Covers
10 OS Covers
2 Fitteds (w/ 1 on the way)
2 Wool Soakers (w/ plans to knit a few more for summer)