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Old 07-07-2006, 08:37 PM   #11
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Re: Diaper prices

It all depends. And it's all relative. Is buying a $50 diaper ridiculous? Maybe. Is driving an SUV ridiculous? Maybe. Is buying steak instead of ground beef ridiculous? Maybe. Is throwing away $15-20 per week when using disposables ridiculous? It all depends on what your motivation is, I guess. And what else you spend your money on.

My dh and I don't go out. We don't pay a babysitter or spend money in restaurants. We don't drink or smoke. So I guess if I were to choose between a meal at a restaurant or a more expensive diaper (a gift that keeps on giving, IMO), I would probably opt for the diaper because it's not a one time use thing.

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Old 07-07-2006, 08:51 PM   #12
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I am so stinking cheap. I like to keep fitteds around $10, I love being a tester for fitteds too. Since I like HH I would pay $15 for new if I couldn't find one used.
Wool, I can't speak to. $30 sounds reasonable as a limit to get a functional product but I totally understand why certain wool items cost much much more. I could never afford something like that but I do understand the craftsmanship it entails.
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:20 PM   #13
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Just to add--I budget diaper mnoey I have spent LOTs this month which is why I ask
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:46 PM   #14
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When I first started cd'ing I thought it was crazy! I couldn't believe I had to spend $15.00 on a pocket. Now though in speaking to more WAHM's I realize why some of the diapers are more expensive. I know right now I would never buy an expensive diaper (20.00+) just because I don't have the funds. If I did have the xtra money though and I loved the diaper I would spend it!
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:05 PM   #15
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I understand both sides. I started out cd'ing with only 3 fuzzi bunz (that is all I knew of the cloth world ). I would literally throw the diaper after a change into the washer and wash after 2 were in there, but I loved cd'ing and hated sposies. Then, I started making my own. Fabric is expensive! I buy only good stuff and a lot of times, I am barely making anything off of my diapers (not going under, but not making big bucks either). I feel that there should be great quality diapers and customer service for mommies to rely on. I would much rather sell 100 diapers at $9.00 (they're on sale right now) than 2 at $50. I cater to moms out there, just like me, that want good quality with out going broke. This cannot be said for everyone, but I certainly went into this thinking "save money". Now it is more like cuteness, and save money and planet, get it?
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:20 PM   #16
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I guess I'll spend whatever I have to in order to get what I want.

I recently spent well over $50 to get a soaker,yeah there are less expensive soakers out there,but I wanted this one.
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:38 PM   #17
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I once spent $100 on a set of Fluffymail shorties and a dipe.
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Old 07-08-2006, 09:10 AM   #18
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My limit has slowly increased over the past 4 years of diaper shopping. I started out with 4 small FB and 2 doz infant prefolds and 6 proraps--now I don't use prefolds but only use fitteds/wool/pul covers and FB.

I will spend up to $20 for a fitted but like to stay around $15. For wool, I buy a lot used but would pay as much as $30 for wool.
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Old 07-08-2006, 01:19 PM   #19
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My limit has increased too. After having my not so successful diaper making experiments, I realized it's worth the money to spend 15-20 on a really good fitted. I bought an Ah May shorts set for 63 recently. Very worth it. You should absolutely notice a fabric quality difference. I do in the stash I have.
I'm on the wagon though(until next pay day! ). I'm trying to be good until it's time to order longies. We really do have enough dipes.
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