: Shhhhh, don't tell anyone... I used to be frugal! Can I channel my previous self and reply on your thread???
With my DS I used bummis wraps. I had 6 in each size that I got new for my baby shower and Christmases. I then inherited my MIL's PF stash from when my DH and his two sisters were babies. The things were 27 years old when I got them. They were tiny and thin. Perfect for newborn/small babe time. Then, I had exactly 16 evil PFs from something similar to Gerber that I got at a few stores and hand-me-downs. Basically, I spent about $15 of my own money and then water/detergent/dryer costs.
Did I have fun? No.
Did I want to give up? Yes.
I was so annoyed that my DS had the biggest butt every and it wasn't even cute. Some people likes my velcro instead of pins, but most everyone snubbed their nose at the ick. Plus, with my crappy PFs they leaked so bad. It was not fun.
When my DS starting taking off his clothes and easily unvelcroing his diaper a little past a year old, I gave up and went to sposies. I was so tired of all the leaks, the messes, the big butts with pants 4 sizes too big.
(Then I began my more hyena ways when my DD was born. Again, I used the family PFs for newborn times... then when she was about 6 weeks old I bought a used angel wrap www.angelwraps.com
and OMG! The world of CDs opened up for me... it was FUN! It was cool! People around me were amazed. My DH was converted. My MIL was converted. And, everyone else, too. Now, after trying a WHOLE BUNCH of HYENA things... my stash still mainly consists of PFs, but they're Tye Dye Dreams PFs, OC PFs, and then a rocking collection of www.daisy-doodles.com
and some FCB AIOs for going out.)