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  • Older babies usually need fewer diaper changes per day, although that can vary from child to child. On average, you'll need 5-6 No Fold Diapers per day and most babies will use 2-3 covers each day. Again, the total number of diapers you'll need will also depend upon your laundry schedule. Use our diaper calculator (below) to figure out what you'll need, based on your schedule and your baby.

    Do you find yourself freezing in the diaper isle because you cannot figure out the best diaper deal on the spot? This is the cost per diaper calculator for you.

  • Or, you can use this diaper calculator from and run some numbers. Enter the per unit cloth diaper cost, how many you will purchase, and the cost of your preferred brand of disposable diapers. Run the calculator and it will return how long it will take to recoup your initial expense, then show you cost savings over the following months. In most cases it should take only a couple months before you come out ahead and you should save well into the hundreds of dollars by the time you anticipate no longer needing diapers (this may not ring true if you pay for a diaper cleaning service).

    Worth noting:
    Many babies will potty train before 36 months.
    Prefold and Cover families can opt to purchase only premium sized prefolds, skipping the infant size.
    Cloth diaper families can save over the listed costs by buying used diapers or bartering for diapers.
    Cloth diaper calculations assume washing every 3 days. Parents can buy fewer diapers and wash more often to save even more money.

  • New parents often balk at the expense of baby supplies. Besides bottles, formula, baby food, and baby furniture, the most expensive necessities for newborns and older babies are diapers. The easiest way to save money (and save the environment) is to use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers. Cloth diapers go through the laundry so that they can be reused over and over. You can even reuse the same cloth diapers on new infants and babies as your family grows. There are pros and cons for both cloth diapers and disposable diapers, so use the diaper savings calculator to compare prices and make the best decision for your family.

    Cloth Diaper Pros: The reusable nature of cloth diapers means that parents can save thousands of dollars on diapering supplies from birth to potty training. And when you consider how many tons of disposable diapers are dumped into landfills each year, cloth diapers are also a greener, more environmentally-friendly choice. High-end cloth diapers come in cute designs, so your baby can look uniquely fashionable and color coordinated as well. Many people use cloth diapers also use reusable wipes and washclothes instead of disposable wipes, thereby saving even more money.

    Cloth Diaper Cons: The basic cloth square and fitted plastic cover are fairly cheap, and great for daily wear around the house. But if your baby is a soaker, or you travel frequently, you will need to buy high-tech, high-end reusable diapers. Fancy cloth diapers can set you back as much as $20 for diaper. This can make the up-front cost of cloth diapers much higher than the recurring monthly costs of disposable diapers. Nevertheless, the major con of cloth diapers is doing laundry. It is much more time consuming and costly (and gross!) to wash the cloth diapers several times a week.

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