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We have diapers!

Lots and lots…

…of baby diapers!

When Chris was unloading them from his trip back to the States, I said, “Ooooh – so many diapers!”  He responded by saying, “I said the same thing, but in a much different tone of voice!”

In the end, I decided to purchase a mix of FuzziBunz and BumGenius.  All of the diapers are one-sized, meaning that they are usable from birth – potty training.  I purchased snap diapers as opposed to velcro based on recommendations and reviews from friends, blogs, and other websites that mentioned that the velcro tabs, while replaceable, tend to wear out more with multiple washes.  Since these diapers will potentially be used for up to 3 years, I wanted to get something that would last.  We’ll be using flushable nappy liners as well, making these diapers even more user-friendly.

All of our diapers were purchased new on eBay.  My advice is to look for sellers who are willing to do an “or best offer” sale.  With both sets, I managed to find cheaper prices either on eBay or via Google Product Search.  I then emailed the links to these cheaper diapers when making my best offer, asking the seller if they were willing to beat and/or match the other seller’s price.  Both sellers were happy to beat the prices and throw in free shipping.  I was even able to purchase more diapers from one seller than what she’d originally listed {she ran a baby supply store}, all at the lower price.

If you’re willing, you can purchase gently used diapers at lower prices, but I found that buying the new diapers in a bulk lot with free shipping at my best offer made the price difference between new and used very little.  I’d also suggest checking local consignment stores – they can offer some great deals on cloth diapers, too.

Buying cloth diapers is an investment and can seem like a lot of money when purchased all at once {just ask Chris about my frantic mid-day phone call, telling him how much I’d just spent, and had he even agreed to do cloth diapers?!?!}, but it’s worth it in the end.  We’re going to plan on using cloth primarily, but also be flexible and use disposables from time to time as the need arises.  I think that it’s important to maintain a lifestyle that is manageable, and if you’re so stressed and frustrated and using a disposable every now and again can make your life easier, then that’s fine by me.

I recommend reading Brittany’s post on cloth diapers if you’re curious about using them.  She’s done tons of research and her post helped convince me that cloth diapering was a good, smart, attainable, and economical choice.

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11 comments

  1. d.a.r. says:

    Girlfriend, you are giving me baby fever bad!! 🙂

    So fun! I love all of the colors. Please please please promise that you will do a thorough review once the lil’ one has arrived!

  2. Brittany says:

    YAY! I was so excited when we got our cloth diaper shipment in! We went with the same ones! We haven’t even used them, and I’m already feeling like it was a great decision.

  3. Valerie says:

    When I first read the title of your entry, I almost had a heart attack – I thought you were going to say you had the baby early!! You shouldn’t tease a poor girl so! lol! I’m glad you have such colorful diapers. 🙂

  4. Brittany says:

    How random that yours was the FIRST blog I checked this morning and you just so happened to give me a shout out? LOL! Awesome! And hooray for finishing your stash of cloth! What a great feeling. They are soooo cute! Great ebay tips 🙂

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