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Ok, so one of the reasons I sold DH on CD is how cheap it is (hahaha, hehehe). I planned to only have PFs and prowraps w/ a few AIOs for nitetime/diaperbag. So I started w/ 3 dozen prefolds 4 proraps and 5 Kushies Ultras. DD is only 5 weeks old now. Here is how my stash has grown....

I bought 6 pink proraps as soon as I had her
(just sold these on the TP though, se already outgrew them
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I ordered another dozen prefolds to space out laundry.

I custom ordered 3 pocket dipes from a WAHM, saw how cute they where and immediately ordered 4 more


Just ordered an Aristocrat (I have *really* wanted one of these as soon as I started thinking about CD)

And I just ordered 3 pink diaperaps to replace the pink proraps she grew out of. She still has 4 classics that fit fine.

Sooo in five weeks I have spent about $140 plus shipping!

Somebody STOP ME!!!! My DH is a college student and I am a SAHM! I don't have the money to just buy tons of cute dipes and covers!!! HELP!!!!
 

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You know, I may be in the minority, but I don't think I saved all that much on cd'ing in the very early days. It seemed like something else was outgrown just about every day. Though you will make some money back when you sell those six cute pink proraps so I think even though it's not "cheap" it's less than sposies. Once your baby's growth slows you'll save a lot more. My DD is six mos old and may very well potty train in the diapers she's wearing now since most go up to at least 30 lbs and her big sister is 3 years old and STILL not 30 lbs. JMHO of course.
 

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Also, don't forget that you can resell you cloth for at least half to your purchase price, so effectively you've only spent $70.

Really though, if you want to save money these early months you've got to keep it simple and stick with cpfs. I know the allure of cuteness is strong but cpfs are so very practical and much easier to take care of than many types of fitteds and AIOs. There are several Moms here who spent tons of money on different types of fitteds and AIOs and then gave up and went back to prefolds because of frustrations with fit a difficulty with care.

Once your baby is about 6 mo she will stop growing so fast and you can treat yourself to some fancy diapers and wool covers.

OK was that enough of a lecture?
 

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Originally posted by natashaccat
Also, don't forget that you can resell you cloth for at least half to your purchase price, so effectively you've only spent $70.
That would appear to be the case only if you were lucky enough to have purchased dipes that are "hot" at the time you are selling.
 

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It is hard to resist the diapers- there is so much cute stuff out there. I am not a big shopper and I fell into it.

I did sell my Bumkins AIOs for 60 percent of new price after using them for a whole year. If you take care of the stuff, a lot of it will resell... but then some of it won't be worth anything. I ended up giving away my Stacinator fleece covers for free.

Enjoy the dipes!
 
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