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Old 12-12-2012, 12:18 PM   #10
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Re: Challenge: Diaper a baby 6-40 lbs under $500

What I did with my son would have worked from 6 to 40 lbs ... it cost us less but here's what this plan would cost somebody now, bought new, no sales.


$48 - 24 Green Mountain Diapers flats, unbleached size small
$68 - 6 Thirsties XS Covers
$22 - 2 dozen 2 sided flannel/terry wipes
$8 - Three pack of Snappis
$30 - Two Kissaluvs antibacterial pail liners
$24 - Two Bummis Wet Bags
$6.75 Shipping

= $206.75 including shipping for newborn setup, including accessories

When Baby gets to about 12 pounds, add ...

$28 - Two Flip Covers for nights
$16 - Two Nighttime stay-dry hemp doublers
$6.75 Shipping again

6 Medium gDiapers covers for days (pad fold flats inside) - $90 (Toys R Us)

= running total: $347.50

And then Large gDiapers - $90

= $437.50

And then the rest goes into 3-4 Flip training pant shells, continue using flats. Or get a few sets of Best Bottom trainers.

And of course you could sell the Thirsties XS and the gDiaper covers for a tidy amount, they won't be very used (the Flips may be more wiped out).
No 2x4 Butt! A non-pad "Pad" fold to put flats in covers and pockets:
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