I’ve written a post, filled with accessories you don’t need to cloth diaper, but I want to cover those cloth diapering accessories you can’t have enough of. In other words, if you find a good sale, or come across a great deal, you can buy as much or as many of these items as you can, with absolutely no remorse; trust me, you’ll put them to good use!
24 – Diaper Rite Flannel Wipes $11.98
1 – 10-Pack Charlie Banana Wipes $12.99
1 – Step Trash Can $15.00
2 – Planet Wise Pail Liners $33.00
1 – Planet Wise Hanging Wet Bag $29.99
1 – Planet Wise Wet Bag Medium $16.50
A grand total of $1,033.21. Disposable diapering can cost anywhere from $1,500-$2,000, so I’m still saving money while having my dream diaper stash. The crazy thing? These diapers will diaper all of my kids and I’ll still be able to resell many of these items when done and recoup some money (cloth diapering just makes cents). I feel I should have a disclaimer — I’ve not tried Blueberry or Applecheeks covers, I’ve just heard so many great things about them that I had to include them. Also missing? The diaper I am absolutely dying to try right now is a Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.0. I just can’t justify any more diaper purchases when we have so many diapers that go unused each rotation (even though I really, really, really want to add just 5 more AIOs/AI2s to my stash!).
Window shopping has been fun, but it makes me want so many more diapers (and another squishy baby to put fluff on)! I was surprised that I had difficulty with the $200 budget even with exclusive flat and prefold diapering. While I was pretty much a prefold-only gal (with a few fitteds thrown in for good measure), I did have a lot of comforts along with those diapers, in the form of multiple wet bags, pail liners, premium cloth wipes, wipe warmer, and way more cute covers than we have ever needed (who knew?). The biggest comfort I factored into my $500 and unlimited budgets was having the luxury of more diapers and cutting down on the frequency of laundering. What I didn’t factor in was a laundry service, but that may just be a topic for a future post…
I never really got the hang of diaper pins when I first started out with prefolds. In fact, the only thing I liked about them was the price! So I was happy to discover that folding a prefold in thirds and laying it inside a cover worked very well and required no pinning.