Someone asked me what it would cost to use disposables that were of the "green" sort, like seventh generation diapers. I found the pricing on Amazon, purchasing in bulk and receiving the free shipping discount to work out my prices using the formulas on the previous post's table.
So here is the breakdown.... (remember these are all approximate)
$225 for the first three months
$729 for 3-12 months
$1291.50 for 12-30 months
$148.20 for wipes for all 30 months assuming you go through about 1.5 80 ct packs a month and also purchase these on amazon in bulk take advantage of the super saver shipping.
All for a grand total of $2393.00 for 30 months of seventh generation disposable diapering.
To diaper the same baby with cloth diapers....
4 dozen preemie diapers - $50 (includes shipping)
3 dozen infant diapers - $54 (includes shipping)
3 dozen premium diapers - $69 (includes shipping)
6 newborn covers - $48
6 small covers - $48
6 medium covers - $48
6 large covers - $48
3 dozen cloth wipes - $36
plus add in the cost of extra water, energy to heat water, energy to run the dryer, and the extra detergent, it would be about $100 a year so $300 over three years
***someone asked the cost adding in using a "green" detergent - that would raise the cost $150-200 a year depending on which brand you use, where you get it, etc. you're still saving a significant amount :) ***
for a grand total of......... $401 for 30 months
You save... $1992 over 30 months
Are you saving money?? YES!