Posted on Mar 31, 2010 | Comments 0
If you are a new parent, you are probably still discovering all the different ways in which the new entrant into your life makes you spend money; not least the amounts you spend on the copious numbers of disposable diapers soiled by baby.
According to one estimate, the average parent spends as much as one and a half to two thousand dollars on diapers with each baby. Is there an alternative to disposables though? Apparently there is and it’s catching on.
There are several reasons why people shy away from cloth diapers: the fact that they are fiddly to put on (pins, ties etc.), plastic pants are required on top, that you need a ton of bleach to clean them.
The new age cloth diapers however have evolved beyond all that: they are as easy to use as disposables, they have microfiber inserts and use Velcro to keep them fastened. As for laundry, all you have to do is put the soiled diapers in a plastic lined laundry bag and then into the washing machine they go.
And they are cheaper than disposables to use. Whereas disposables could cost a thousand dollars or more, cloth diapers could cost as little as a few hundred dollars to get started and then one could possibly use them for next baby as well!
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