Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Real Diaper Week: Day 3

Since Booty Buns Cloth Diapers decided to co-host the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012, so many cool things have happened! I am so grateful to take part in such an amazing experience & help educate people about cloth diapering.

Real Diaper Week is the week right before the big event {April 21, 2012}. Everyday between April 16 & 21 there will be a new topic to blog about to help get our readers pumped for the record breaking event. If you want to blog during the Real Diaper Week, click here & add your blog to the linky, then pick a topic {or all of them} and start writing!

If you are in Orange County & would like to join us, please email Rose at {rose (at) rosieposiebaby (dot) com} with your name, your baby's name & baby's height. Even if you don't live in Orange County, CA you can still participate! Click here & search for a host near you. Just type in your zip code & look for some where to join in.

Today's Topic is:
 Real Simple Real Diapers Savings – Cost savings, diapering on a budget, cloth diaper banks or support organizations.


"I could never afford to cloth diaper. It costs so much money & we're on a budget."

This is a statement that I hear people say quite often. It makes me laugh a little inside every time too; because, I do use cloth diapers for that same reason.  I wanted to save money for my family & cloth diapering saves us a ton! $70+ per month actually. 

There are two wonderful quotes that come to mind every time I hear this:
'Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.'

'Where there is a will, there is a way.'

People who think they can't do something, will never do it. So when they say they could never use cloths {even though tons of us know that its really EASY to cloth diaper} they are right. Its a tough job being green & saving money while doing it, but:

If anyone out there has ever wanted to thought you could never afford to use cloth diapers, stay put because
I have a way to go with your will!
Using the numbers for one of the most popular disposable diaper brands, I'm going to show you how Booty Buns Cloth Diapers is actually MORE AFFORDABLE than disposables.When we were using disposables, we were buying 2 large boxes or 1 extra large box {if we could find them} per month. Either way were spending about $50 per month on diapers. Using generic wipes can save a few extra dollars each month, so we used them before we switched. Each box of wipes costs around $20 and lasted for about 5 weeks. The combined amount spent on disposable diapers & wipes was about $70 per month.

That's more than my cell phone bill.

Since most children aren't potty trained until 2 1/2 - 3 years, their parents are buying diapers for 30-36 months or more. So if these parents spent $70 per month over this time period they would be spending $2,100 - $2,520+  just to diaper their child. 

A lifetime supply of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers  
for their baby & a baby in need is only $510.


Now that I've shown you how much money you can save by using cloth diapers, I'm going to show you how you can afford to buy a lifetime supply of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers on a budget.

Don't be intimidated by a large start up cost. Nobody said you have to buy all 20 at once! We actually have a special offer for parents who want to buy their cloth diapers over time. If you buy 20 Booty Buns Cloth Diapers in an 8 month period; we'll give you a free Original Booty!

If you buy 3 Booty Buns Cloth Diapers in 1 month, the cost would be $76.50 including shipping. That's just over $6 more per month than what we used to pay for disposable diapers. A huge difference though, is that you would only need to by 3 diapers for 6 months & 2 diapers for the 7th month then YOU WOULD BE DONE BUYING DIAPERS!  

That's 23-29 months of saving $70 per month!! You would end up saving $1610-2030 by using cloth diapers on your baby; oh and did I mention, you can reuse cloth diapers with other children thus multiplying the savings!

So no more, 'I can't afford to use cloth diapers!' After reading this post you should be saying, 'I can't afford NOT to use cloth diapers!'




  1. ha true! Great breakdown!! Most people pay $80 or more a month on their cell phone, especially with those pricey internet packages..give it up for a couple of months in exchange for dipes!!

  2. I could not find a place to post - I wanted to say how wonderful your charity work is. Yes we do forget the needs of others often. I CD'd my children out of necessity when it wasn't cool. People made jokes that they should collect money for the poor and buy me disposables well thankfully now many are turning to cloth and yours are so adorable! I am very heartened knowing you see the need and try to fill it. I've never had to use a t shirt and it is very unfortunate that others have to spread the germs etc. Thank you for trying to help these children! Gladys Parker :