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Gosh, I really have no idea how much I have spent all together in the last 2 years. I kinda added everything up I have right now. Fitted diapers I have spent $600.00.

Wool soakers (that just sit in the drawer) are about $200. THe wool covers I do use and have are about $200. Wetbags and wipes are $100.00. So I currently own $1100.00 worth of diapers/covers/accessories right now. I have probably spent $3000.00 over the past two years.


Holy Smokes..the Motherload.


It's better I do not add it all up.

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I think I've spent about $500-600, but I haven't added it up.

slightly o/t: I don't get the 'consumerism' angle of the argument because as I write this there is an MDC banner ad flashing above. As much as Peggy might want to inspire us against rampant consumerism...doesn't advertising which supports this community serve the purpose of enticing people to buy, buy, buy??? I'm not saying I mind the ads at all...I don't. But those who might argue that Mothering philosophy doesn't fit with 'consumption/overconsumption' as it relates to dipes...I'm not quite so sure. I'm not sure we'd have such a thriving community here without all the revenue that the ads bring in.

The above is only a muddle paraphrase of some of the things I've read in the other thread...no time to dig up links/quotes now...

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Wow, how did I miss this huge thread! I just wanted to give a to Seepae and dyeing wipes at 2am! That sounds pretty, don't forget to share the pics.

Blah, I wrote a big response to the OP and etc but I'm deleting it because I can't word it without sounding disdainful, which is not my intention. Edited to delete last sentence.

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OMG!! I am in shock! I did not even read all the replies, I don't have that much time....

but I just wanted to say that I started this thread out of my curiosity! I don't care what you do with your money, it's your business. I was just curious how much some of you spent on CD, that's all. Aloghut I think it's crazy :LOL to spend thousands on CD it's still your problem, not mine.
I never expected for this thread to take such turn!
I CD for all the reasons - save money, enviroment and for the health of my baby. But I just could not justify money on something I really don't need. That's just not my style, weather it's my hoby or not. But that's just me,everyone is different.
Again, no judging or critisizing here, I really thought it would be fun to discuss this subject, but I guess I was wrong.
I think it's better to spend money on CD than alcohol or cigarets or something like that.
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Wow, how did I miss this huge thread! I just wanted to give a to Seepae and dyeing wipes at 2am! That sounds pretty, don't forget to share the pics.

Blah, I wrote a big response to the OP and etc but I'm deleting it because I can't word it without sounding disdainful, which is not my intention. I will say... no I won't say that either, no stooping...
I did post pictures, I am very proud of myself, I think they turned out good and I am a little boastful
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~~~~~~~~ I AM pondering whether the commercialization and materialistic side of CD are defeating the purpose? ~~~~~~~~~
It isn't the QUANTITY of diapers that many mamas have - it is the QUALITY. If you want to, you can spend a buck on a prefold or $50 on an Elbee on Ebay. Either way, the amount of fabric used is about the same. So many of us are not purchasing excess, but rather we are purchasing top quality items like organic fabrics and luxe wool.

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ITA!!
I can't take another thread of people questioning how we spend out money, the "environmental" impact of buying so many cloth diapers and the "commercialism & over consumtion" of buying cloth diapers (obviously, it must be all the CD commercials on TV influencing us to BUY BUY BUY!!)

Posters telling me I am "wasting my money", wasting my time on the computer, neglecting my kids by stocking Fluffymail, having a bad global impact by using textiles that cause 90% of pullution on the world & on & on & on!!!!

It's so ridiculous, I can't even find a minute to defend myself. It just puts everyone in a defensive position to try & explain their purchasing when it is no ones !*&&^&) business!!!

When you've gotten to the point of making mamas feel bad for having something completely HARMLESS that brings them a lot of happiness & is good for their baby, then you need to find a hobby for yourself & quit worrying about what we are doing.

Now I can't say anymore on the subject!
Must put on my Hallobertin tee shirt & lay out my stash in the back of my SUV for a photo!!! I will be sure to SHARE
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OMG!! I am in shock! I did not even read all the replies, I don't have that much time....

but I just wanted to say that I started this thread out of my curiosity! I don't care what you do with your money, it's your business. I was just curious how much some of you spent on CD, that's all. Aloghut I think it's crazy :LOL to spend thousands on CD it's still your problem, not mine.
I never expected for this thread to take such turn!
I CD for all the reasons - save money, enviroment and for the health of my baby. But I just could not justify money on something I really don't need. That's just not my style, weather it's my hoby or not. But that's just me,everyone is different.
Again, no judging or critisizing here, I really thought it would be fun to discuss this subject, but I guess I was wrong.
I think it's better to spend money on CD than alcohol or cigarets or something like that.

Wow, Mama, how virtuous of you. That's awesome. You must feel great about it.

It's nice to read the replies if you start a thread I think.

All of your above post is "judging" and "critisizing" and just saying that you are not doesn't change the fact.

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Wow, Mama, how virtuous of you. That's awesome. You must feel great about it.

It's nice to read the replies if you start a thread I think.

All of your above post is "judging" and "critisizing" and just saying that you are not doesn't change the fact.


Maybe I am confused but I think that you are referring to the posts by pie, not Pavlina. But maybe I just missed some posts.
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Phew...that was a long and heated thread to read. I will admit to spending in the thousands - many of them. And I continue to spend. I don't feel bad about that for a second. The only reason I would EVER feel bad about this is if we couldn't afford it or something. Luckily, that is not case.
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hrrmm, prolly about 2-300 for 2 kids. (i'm not counting my dd's stuff 18 years ago! one rikki, an aristocrat- yes, from the back pages of mothering- & a diaper service.) lots of used, lots of pfs, a couple of wahm things on ebay that weren't worth the ten bucks i spent (didn't hold up), a couple things that were cute but didn't live up to the hype that had me standing in line, a LOT on fbs through all the changes in size and materials (my workhorses.)

it's things like the phrase 'diaper art'. it's cute, it's crafty, it's fluffy, but i don't put 'art' on my kids' bums. i think the non-hyena people are just astounded at the consumerism...

i haven't hung out a lot lately (i can't afford the hyena mentality; i have enough 'stash' and don't need more), but i saw people acting like drug addicts and it did get freaky. complaining about hiding the amount they spend from their spouses and stuff. when the dysfunctionalism got rampant is when i really stopped hangin'. (now don't get pissy; if you don't spend more than you can afford i haven't mentioned you, & if you do my comment stands & you know it. that IS dysfunctional!)

i think rainbow makes a point; one person was singled out as the person who will talk to her about plain, cheap dipes. i just wish the level of support for people who wish to cd but are not interested in it as a hobby (and yes, getting 'fluffy mail' was a fun pick-me-up, it's not like i don't understand the feelings involved) was higher. 4 years ago the place had a different feel, is all. the 'mothering message boards' of green use & environmental concerns is now the 'mdc' of $90 fuzbombs whose advertising pays for the website costs. (not meaning to particularly single out the fuz people, i do long for the tartan, lol.) yeah, i think it is a bit of a sellout. i do think it is weird when non-APing people come here just for the diaper forum cause it 'moves'.

i'm glad you want to cd your next, pie. (:P you will prolly be the worst hyena of all, lol. just don't get involved with these ladies, they're a bad influence <g>. think unbleached chinese prefolds and white fuzzibunz, it's all you need. don't EVEN go to the sites they link. you don't want to see them, you mustn't look!)

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