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Get away with CDing? I am talking CPF's, pins/snappi's and plastic pants/prorap 2nds? whatever? what is the cheapest start up we can come up with (with links please) and lets give this mom about a every other day wash routine. You could even go with the sewing own diapers, but you have to include cost for thread/elastic as well as aplix/snaps and fabric. (average co-op price is okay for fabrics and supplies) We can estimate a Med diaper since that is the size they are in the longest.<br><br>
Don't forget to include shipping charges, unless your guessing with fabric you can find locally (towels/diaper flannel would be about all you can usually get local) ~
 

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how about granitesmithe on ebay? prowraps are $6 each or dappi velcro covers are 6 for $25 i think. 3 dozen CPFs are $45. shipping total from granitesmith might be about $7?? so total w/ proraps would be $88 and total w/ dappis would be $77.<br><br>
At the fabric store spend $12 total. That will get 1 yard of terry, 1 yard of flannel, and a spool of thread to make about 4 dozen wipes.<br><br>
$5 trash can w/ lid from walmart.<br><br>
$94 to $105 for the first 5 months of CDing - not including the cost of laundering....<br><br>
granitesmith ebay link<br><a href="http://www.stores.ebay.com/id=12506048&ssPageName=L2" target="_blank">http://www.stores.ebay.com/id=12506048&ssPageName=L2</a>
 

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I went to naturalbabies.com for..<br><br>
24 premium sized prefolds x $2ea=$48<br><br>
4 Bummis pull on covers x $5ea=$20<br><br>
2 Snappis at $2ea=$4<br><br>
24 Kissaluv wipes x .95ea=$22.80<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Grand Total = 94.80</span>
 

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I'll give it a shot.<br><br><br>
From <a href="http://www.naturalbabies.com" target="_blank">www.naturalbabies.com</a> :<br><br>
18 Premium CPFs $36<br><br>
4 pair dritz Pins $3.40 + $3.85 shipping<br><br><br><br>
Pack of washcloths to use as wipes Costco or Sam's Club $5<br><br><br>
6 Prorap Seconds $18 + $3 shipping<br><br>
Total $69.25<br><br><br>
This does not include *extras*. Pail liner (not mandatory), wet bags for on the go, diaper creams, etc...
 

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I'll play - I'm going the sewing route.<br><br>
Diapers - 4x8x4 prefolds made from old t-shirts - $3 for a garbage-bag full of old t-shirts from the Salvation Army, $4 for serger thread, $2 for sewing machine thread. Should be able to get 2 doz diapers from the bag.<br><br>
Covers - butt sweaters made with wool sweaters purchased for $1.50 apiece at the Salvation Army....so we'll say $9 for those. Thread from making diapers used on soakers.<br><br>
Pins - 2 pkgs Gerbers $2<br><br>
Grand total - $20<br><br>
p.s. - the prefolds are made from 12"x20" rectangles cut from the t-shirts. Make 2 stacks of 4, overlap them 6", sew the overlaped edges, then serge around the outside. I put Davey in one last night, and it lasted all night! (just one - no doubler!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> )
 

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Well, Prorap seconds are now $4 each, so she could just go to Babies R Us and buy 2pks of Especially for Baby nylon pull up pants for $4 each. So 6 covers cost her $12 + tax and no shipping.<br><br>
So with the 18 toddler cpf's and pins from Natural Babies, the Sam's wipes, and the covers, that equals $60.25.<br><br>
Please don't let my DH see this thread. He'll want to know why I spent so much more than that :p<br><br>
Melinda
 

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I found gerber plastic pants at our Air Force base's BX. (Kind of like a target) 3/$2.29. I don't like how they feel though, they are strictly for emergencies.<br>
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Well, I don't have links and haven't ever tried, but I've heard that in larger cities with diaper services you can get used CPFs that have some staining or minor wear for very, very cheap (they sell by the pound sometimes even). Then prowraps seconds, used wraps, or alexis featherlites with pins. I think that would be the cheapest.<br><br>
No figures, no links, and not much fun - but certainly cheap.
 

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I started WAY cheap. I had $80.00<br><br>
24 cpfs (8-ply) = $50.40<br>
6 alexis nylon pull-ons (at that time a bag of 3 were $9.00) = $18.00<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">pins 6 for $ 2.88</span><br>
$71.28 before shipping (if they catch free shipping, that'd be it)<br><br>
**used ziplocs as wet bags (which didn't end up being the cheapest overall, but at the time it was what I did).<br>
**did not have a pail liner and just wiped it (dry pail).<br><br>
I had to wash every other day.
 

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For DD's entire first year I cloth diapered with the following, all purchased at Wal-Mart except 2 covers:<br><br>
4 pins: $2.50<br>
6 gerber vinyl covers $8.29<br>
2 Angel tie wraps from BTL.com $12.00<br>
12 Gerber flats $14.25<br>
12 Gerber prefolds $21.49<br>
10 pack washcloths $2.00<br><br>
total, with taxes mentioned: 60.53 and convert that to US and it's only $43 US.<br><br>
I washed a load of diapers every second day. Once on hot, hang on a rack to dry.<br><br>
All I can say is thank heavens for WAHMs and WAHMall because now at the end of 4 yrs of Cding my stash is much nicer LOL.
 

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Ok, here is what I can find. All of this is in Canadian funds. I'm a sewer, obviously.<br>
Option1. A local store sells unbleached cotton fabric for $16/10 meters. I can get about 15 toddler prefolds out of this, so I could probably get 20 premium sized. Thread is $4.<br>
so 20 prefolds - $20<br>
snappi or pins - $4<br><br>
Option 2. Wait until diaper flannelette goes on sale for $1.50 the fabric store, and pick up 20 meters. Cut it into 27" squares, as the fabric is 27" wide. Finish the raw edges and you have flats. More $4 thread.<br>
Cost - $34<br>
Pins $4<br><br>
Option3. Go to the thrift shop, or the closet and rescue plaid flannel shirts from your grunge days, old t-shirts, etc. Let's say $10 for all of them because that is what it costs to get a garbage bag of clothes from the church thrift shop here. from <a href="http://www.sewshoppe.com" target="_blank">www.sewshoppe.com</a> order 12 meters of lastin($3.50 or so US), and 4 six-packs of touchtape ( $12 US) and get thread ($4) Sew your own fitteds.<br>
So that would be about $35<br><br>
No-sew option. Go to the local diaper service and buy their diapers. $2 each for Indisposables.<br><br>
As for covers, go to a thrift shop and get wool sweaters. $1.50 each, and you can often get 2 covers per sweater. Alternately, steal wool undershirts from logger brother, slice into pieces. Don't get caught.<br>
If nylon is preferable, Babykins pull-ons are 3/$12 here. Yes, we can get the gerbers for 3/$5 but they aren't worth it, IMHO<br><br>
Or you can do what I did, and get 7 dozen Babykins one-size, Kooshies Ultras, and BabyLove diapers and 8 pairs of nikki covers at a garage sale for $5, but that really will never happen again. No one is that lucky.<br><br>
Edited for spelling. Dyslexics of the world, untie!
 

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Well for the cheapest I'd suggest BabyLove One Size diapers, they are about $4 each and come from kidalog.com they aren't the most absorbant but since they are one size then one wouldn't need infant and premium cpfs. The same 2-3 dozen would cover it all. And proraps can be bought for $3 on their second # I think. Otherwise I'd suggest diaperaps. I buy them at Fred Meyer. My Fred Meyer and Walmart also carry pull up covers. I don't know how much they cost but I'm sure its cheaper.
 

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Is there a site someone could link to with pics of making a prefold from old teeshirts? And could you use a snappi on them or would they snag?<br><br>
As fat as the on topic discussion-<br>
My initial "stash" was a bd present that my Mom bought used on ebay.<br>
I spent a little buying used from someone here.<br>
Now I sew my own from old clothes that I get for free or very cheap from the clothing collection place down my block. Those dipes are almost free.<br><br>
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I got 3 doz infant sized cpfs<br>
3 sm prowraps<br>
1 BSWW sm<br>
1 Bumpy Day cover in Sm<br>
1 snappi<br>
$126.50<br><br>
Pack of 18 wash cloths for doublers and wipes from WalMart $5.00<br><br>
$131.50 Total Startup investment
 

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Unfortunately, I don't have the t-shirt-to-prefold process documented yet - I just made mine up last night! Maybe someone else is quicker than me and thought them up before I did (highly likely!). Maybe there's something on diapersewing.com?<br>
I cut my pieces 12"x20", because that fit best on the t-shirts. You cut 8, stack them in 2 stacks, overlap them by 6", stitch down the overlapped edges, and then serge or sew around the outside.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> At Granitesmith on Ebay I bought:<br><br>
24 UBCPFs (4x8x4) = 50.00 (inc shipping)<br>
6 Dappi Pull Ons = 16.00 (free shipping)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> At Joanns I bought:<br><br>
1/2 yd Fleece (enough for 10 fleece liners!!) = 1.99<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> At K-mart I bought:<br><br>
25 washcloths - 5.00<br>
Large trash can with deodorizer - 8.00<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> At Ikea I bought<br>
1 Large Nylon Pail Liner - 2.99<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> At Bareware.com I bought (free ship over 40.00)<br><br>
6 Preemie UBCPFs (to use as doublers) = 6.50 (free shipping)<br>
2 Snappis - 3.95<br>
8 Dritz pins - 2.70<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> At a consignment store I bought:<br>
4 great almost new AIO for outing = 12.00 for all of them<br><br><b>TOTAL = U$109.13!!!</b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw">
 

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I'm going to cheat and pretend you asked this question yesterday, before the <a href="http://www.PeanutButterKisses.com" target="_blank">Peanut Butter Kisses</a> 20% off sale ended.<br><br>
24 - 4x8x4 CPFs = $40.00<br>
6 - Bummi's Whisper Pant, Medium = $26.40<br>
2 pair - Dritz diaper pins = $1.28<br>
Shipping = $11.00<br><br>
Grand Total = $78.68<br><br>
Without the sale, it's $95.60.
 

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into flat squares for diapers and use your old raincoat or old sweater as a cover. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Buy one set of pins for each
 

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p.s. - the prefolds are made from 12"x20" rectangles cut from the t-shirts. Make 2 stacks of 4, overlap them 6", sew the overlaped edges, then serge around the outside. I put Davey in one last night, and it lasted all night! (just one - no doubler!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> )</b></td>
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Oh what an awesome way to do this! I have old tshirt jersey doublers they are soooo trim and absorbant, I love them. I think the snappi problen could be easily be solved by sewing a loose zig patch at each corner and in the front using big stiches and thick thread like pearl cotton. It wouldn't be pretty but...Or you could hand embroider something pretty...
 

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OK I bought 18 premium CPF for $20 shipped of the TP i got 2 packs of dappi pull ons which equals 4 covers and 2 snappi's for $12. i went to the bx(like walmart on military base) and got a trash can for $4.99 and a pail liner for $2.50 one pack of 24 washcloths at the thriftstore for $2.00 along with a wipe warmer for $1.00 my total for<br>
18 CPF<br>
4 covers<br>
2 snappi's<br>
1 pail<br>
1 pail liner<br>
24 wipes<br>
1 wipe warmer<br><br>
Total=$ 42.49<br><br>
And this would work for some one to wash every second day.....
 
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