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I am back from a hiatus from cding, I have a new ds and am in need of some new dipes for him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Problem is everything is so expensive! I remember when I was cding my dd a couple of years ago, I bought mudpies and darling diapers for $8-$10 and now they are almost double that. I just happened upon "cloth etc. "and her dipes look great, sound great, and are cheap, or affordable for me. Fitteds for $8-$10, AIO's for $12-$15...<br><br>
Are there any other WAHM's or otherwise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> that have awesome diapers that are affordable? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">:<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Probably if you're looking for something that inexpensive, an eBay search for unknown wahm diapers is your best bet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How about some of the more "mass produced" diapers? They are almost always sold by WAHM's...so you would still be supporting a Mama. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Everyone has been raving about <a href="http://www.bum-ware.com/" target="_blank">Bum-Ware</a> AIO's lately. She has free shipping right now and her infant sized AIO's are only $11.99. You really can't beat that, and Izzy is awesome to work with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><a href="http://www.sugarplumbaby.com/store/" target="_blank">Sugarplum Baby</a> has awesome affordable fitteds. Angie is another great wahm to work with.<br><br>
hth's some and congrats on your newest arrival <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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for fitteds try Crystals cloth, Lucys Hope Chest, Country Cuttins, Holdens Landing, Choo Choo Booties, Sugar Plum Baby. Not sure what szs you need but the mb/sms are in the range you listed for all of these.
 

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While not cute, nor WAHM produced, there are always prefolds and wraps.<br><br>
I too remember when my favorite WAHM dipes were much less expensive, but that was 3 years ago, and just about everything costs more now it seems. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Or those WAHMs are out of biz or have moved on.<br><br>
However, I also remember when some diapers were sooo expensive you couldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole (original Honey Boys for example), and now you can get them for a resonable price. I guess it goes both ways...
 

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If you're after cute though, you can always fork out for some great covers over the prefolds. To be honest that's what I prefer to do - I really dont care much about the diaper itself as long as its effective, I just bought a dozen plain sugarpeas, pretty utilitarian but any cloth bum is cute! But I like to make covers with gorgeous print outers. Its a cheap way to do it.
 

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Most of my diapers are within those ranges <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Some other options are search for coupon codes and seconds on sites. They will be even cheaper! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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What about Shannon's Nanipoos? She's been in biz forver and hers are priced reasonably.<br><br>
I think one reason you are finding the prices so much higher is that over the years, besides the cost of living being higher, WAHMs have realized that they weren't making any $$$ at $8-10 a dipe. The move from flannels to sherpas, velours, and organic fabrics makes the price higher.<br>
I've done pretty well on Ebay by searching for my old favorites - good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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thanks for all the replies! I am very happy for all the wahms actually, it's about time they made some money... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I tried out the suggested wahms and they look good...<br><br>
Any other tried, tested and true? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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it's not really wahm anymore, but tried and true for us is fuzzibunz. you can get seconds direct from moe (1-866 dry baby) for $10 including shipping, add $3 for a microterry insert. they also sell them in packs of 6 or 12 on ebay sometimes.
 

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Get some prefolds and make them into fitted's for about that cost. Also you could make your own AIO's, they cost about $12-$15 to produce from materials purchased on co-ops etc.
 

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I used to comb the wahm stores for seconds. They are rarely even noticable flaws, and I could afford the diapers.<br><br>
One of the reasons for higher cost is cost of materials. I used to be able to buy organic cotton for $6 a yard if I got a ton of it. Now I can get it for $8 when they aren't out of it. PUL has recently gone up too. People don't want cheap flannel materials either... they want the organic cotton, hemp, velour, etc.<br><br>
When my friend was cloth diapering, I got her prefolds to use at home, and fitteds when out and about. -- that may be an option. I didn't use covers on Emily unles we were out. This really reduced our cost as well.<br><br>
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