Cloth diapering your little one will require an initial investment, but by the time baby is potty trained you should recoup that investment and then some when compared to disposable diapers.
Let’s take a look at what people are spending on diapers these days.
What do disposables REALLY cost?
Let’s assume newborns need 10-12 diaper changes per day.
Disposables range in price from about $0.10 - $0.32 each (USD). For this exercise, we will use the average diaper cost of $0.20 each. With these assumptions, you would spend about $2.00-$2.40 per day on disposable diapers.
The cost for the first two months, assuming you are changing your newborn 10-12 times per day, would be about $120-$144.
After the first two months, most babies will need fewer diaper changes (between 6-10 diapers per day). Let’s assume 8 diapers for the purpose of this exercise. Using 8 diapers per day, you would spend $1.60 per day on disposable diapers. Multiply that out to a month and you are looking at roughly $48 per month.
The first year using disposable diapers would cost roughly between $600- $624.
Assuming your little one is potty trained at 2 ½ years, and you are in about $1,560. If baby is not potty trained until 3 ½ years old, you are looking at roughly $2,184.