I've been doing a TON of research on Cloth Diapers and I am STILL confused if there is money to be saved in this venture.
We are a family on a healthy, but budgeted income, there is no room for mistakes. I'm wondering if we cloth diaper, and pick an option other than prefolds (I was looking at the fitted ones) will we really save money?
Correct me if I'm wrong - but won't I need to buy about 24 diapers for my newborn, and then after the baby grows up a few months, have to buy a whole bunch more? Plus covers, and inserts, etc?
I obviously want to do this for the lessened impact on the environment, but we can't handle paying MORE to use cloth diapers.
Also, my 1st child was 9 lbs at birth, and we had the hardest time finding a diaper that fit around his huge legs - of course only the most expensive pampers held in his leaks and didn't get off blood flow to his legs! And he, at 2.5, is telling us he wants to wear diapers and refuses to potty train. So I'm worried I'll buy diapers that won't work for the build of my children.
Please help me understand if there's money to be saved, if I'll be spending about the same, or if I'm going to end up paying more to CD!