Cloth Diapering on a Budget? This is a Must Read! Top Posts from Your Favorite Blogs

July 21, 2014

Budget, Cloth Diapers

I have to be honest, one of the reasons that I got into cloth diapers was to save money. But that’s not why I continued. I love cloth and it is good for my baby. I found a place in the amazing online community surrounding cloth diapers and babywearing. What…wait…saving money…oh yes…back to that. Not necessarily my strongest point. Instead let me share a few amazing posts from some cloth diaper bloggers that you may already know and love. If you haven’t ever checked any of them out…you should because you never know where the next great tip or amazing sanity saving trick will come from.

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1.  First up, one that seems too good to be true. If you are brave enough to try, it might pay off big time. If you have old sheets, t-shirts or receiving blankets around you could have inserts! Have a $1? Then you can have a no-sew fleece diaper cover!

Cloth Diaper for under $5 using Items in your home!

{Janice Roodsari for}


2. Readers are always asking about ways to make your own cloth diapers and soakers. Many of you are on the hunt for a good pattern. Can you knit and get some wool? Then you need to check this out!

DIY Wool Soakers

{Lauren Stevens from}



3. Not every cloth diaper will work for every baby. Diapers are all cut differently and babies come in all shapes and sizes. Want to get the right cloth diapers for your family without wasting money on ones that just won’t work no matter what you do? Two words: Rentals and Trials. Here is a great directory of many of the programs that allow you to try before you make a commitment.

The Cloth Diaper Trial Directory

{Mindy May Farmer from}


4. Maybe you have microfiber inserts that you would like to use in your covers. Or do you have a bunch of inserts laying around that just seem too thin to use? Learn how to convert them into fancier, more absorbent inserts that can be used in any pocket diaper or cover!

Converting Pocket Diaper Inserts into Diaper Cover inserts

{Heather Johnson from}



5. This is a big one! Wondering how to save on your water and electric bills? Yes, it is possible! This post is FULL of tips that you might not have thought of that could save you lots of $$$.

Quick tip: Saving money by using flats

{Carolyn Russell from}


6. Already using flats and looking for more fabulous ways to save money with them? Flats are super versatile and can work in most covers. Check this out to see how!

Using Pocket Diaper Shells with Flat Diapers

{Nissa Mollema from}



7. Wondering what Autumn and I think about cloth diapering on a budget over here at All About Cloth Diapers? I hope so!

How to Start Cloth Diapering on a Budget

{Autumn Beck from}


8. Do you have a tight budget but are interested in other options besides flats? Don’t worry, there are LOTS of other options. BONUS: This post includes one just for Canadian cloth diapering families!

Budget Cloth Diapers: You Really Can Diaper for $100 or less!

{Celeste Ireland from}


9. Love to buy things on sale or at a discount? Check out this post to see when the best times are to score awesome new cloth diapers at less than retail!

 10 Ways to Make Starting a Cloth Diaper Stash More Affordable 

{Regan Shea for }


Don’t forget to share these tips with your friends! We could all use a little more money in our pockets (and I’m not talking about diapers!) Also, if you saw a post you like here, please feel free to follow the blog. Join their email list and like them on Facebook. All you amazing readers are why we do this!

What is your all-time favorite money saving trick or tip when it comes to cloth diapers? We’d love to hear it!

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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jenn is a WAHM to two beautiful little girls. Sophia (4.5 years old) and Norah (4 months). She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her first daughter. Now Jenn spends her time spreading the love of fluff and sharing common sense answers that help to make cloth diapers easy for everyone.

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One Response to “Cloth Diapering on a Budget? This is a Must Read! Top Posts from Your Favorite Blogs”

  1. Lauren Stevens Says:

    Great roundup! I love that there are others out there that started cloth diapering as a way to save some money; you don’t have to be uber creative to take advantage of some of these tips and tricks!


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