Warning: If you are addicted to cloth diapering then I apologize in advance for showing off these cutie little diapers. Just when you think you have enough you get sucked in and want to buy more. Amiright? I was not compensated for this endorsement, but I was allowed to sample the newborn diaper program in exchange for sharing my honest opinion about it.
At the time of writing this post I’m on the cusp of entering my 39th week of pregnancy… I know, right? This is nuts.
With my last two I had no intention of cloth diapering until my daughter was almost out of diapers, at which point there was just no reason to delve into it too deeply. I’ve spent the majority of this pregnancy researching, researching, researching cloth diapers (You may remember the CD series I did a while back during these efforts?) in an attempt to be slightly less overwhelmed when the day finally came to use them.
I got really overwhelmed thinking about all of the different options of how I could go about CDing.
What works for one person doesn’t work for another. I have no idea if I want prefolds or pockets or AIO, natural and organic or disposable liners, what kind of fabrics will work best for baby’s skin and what kind will leak. Will my baby be too small for some or too large for others? I don’t know what sizes to get. Am I really ready for this?
I know that there are a ton of you out there who feel the exact same way. I’ve mentioned a few times that I was going to do a Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental Program and the response was overwhelmingly positive and you all had a lot of questions, so I thought I would address them here.
Where am I getting my rentals from?
What was included in my rental?
To me the best part about this program is that I can sample a few different brands and see what works best for us without committing to being stuck with anything. To me this is one of the best parts about the program, because you get a few weeks to try everything out and figure out what’s best for you and your baby specifically!
“This & That” program in gender neutral (You can also specify boy-specific or girl-specific)
- 6 Kissa’s newborn all-in-one diapers,
- 6 FuzziBunz perfect size pocket diapers in XS
- 6 GroVia newborn AIO diapers
- 6 SoftBums AI2 diaper changes (consisting of 2 Echo shells and 6 snap-in mini DryTouch pods).
Is this more economical than the alternative?
If you’ve been researching CDs yet then surely you’ve read the stats on how much cheaper they are than disposables. Not to mention the difference in waste and byproducts. If you haven’t yet, check out this article on Over the Moon: How to save $1,500 with cloth diapers.
Here’s a little example of how you can save with the newborn program specifically,
Newborns use 10-14 diapers per day, so if you calculate an average usage of 12 diapers per day, you would buy (and throw away) a whopping 1,008 disposable diapers in baby’s first 12 weeks. Big box stores sell packages of 32 Pampers Swaddlers in the newborn size for $9.99, or $0.31 per diaper. You’ll need to buy 32 32-packs of diapers, which will cost $320! In contrast, the rental fees for our newborn diaper rental packages start at just $129 for a 12-week rental of 24 newborn cloth diapers.
I can’t even express how excited I am to see our new little baby in his new fluff, and I definitely plan on keeping you all updated on how our adventures in cloth diapering go.
In the meantime, check out the other posts in our cloth diapering series and leave a comment if you have any further questions for me!