I have 2 boys, 36mo and 20mo, and we are spending about $50-$60/month on diapers. I'm due with our third Aug. 1, so we'll add one more to that list soon. Hopefully DS#1 will be potty trained soon.
I have some old school clothe diapers that my mom gave me, the ones with the giant safety pins and the big plastic covers. Yesterday, I decided we'd suck it up and give it a try.
Poopy clothe diapers are NASTY. Lol. Seriously gross. How do you clean them? Do you put gloves on and scrub them in the toilet? Hose them off in the yard? Lol. Hard poop was fine. Mushy, not so much!
They also don't seem very absorbant, and maybe it's just the kind I have. With disposables, I can run around town for 4-5 hours and not stress about it, but with these I needed to change them quite frequently.
The ones we have are.... bulbous. Lol. Such a big bubble butt on my little boys that actually have no butt. Are all CD's like that?
Also, I keep reading about all the cost savings, but they are expensive from what I can tell! Somewhere around $15-$20/diaper. I would need to get 2 sizes, I'm guessing. One for the older one, and one for the newborn, and like 20 in each size. So, 40 diapers @ $20 = $800. Not to mention any other supplies, like inserts (do all diapers have these?), extra laundry detergent, diaper pail, whatever else we'd need. So, in reality, there wouldn't be a cost savings for like 1.5 years. Right?
I'd really love to not have a garbage can full of dirty diapers waiting around until the garbage man comes, and would love to not have to run out and get diapers. But I'm having a really hard time figuring out the awesomeness of CD's, especially since I would mainly do it to save money.