Does This Economy Have You Cutting Back?

November 14, 2008

Budget, Cloth Diapers, Featured Articles

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If you watch the news, listen to the radio, or even glance at a newspaper or magazine you’ve heard the rumor that “times are tough financially”.  Whether you’re in the trenches or not, chances are you felt at least a small bit of pain over the last few months.

For us, the biggest budget buster has been the increase in grocery prices.  I hate to sound like an old person but “I remember the day” when I would pay $100 for a basket full of organic groceries.  Now I can’t make it out of the store for less than $185 (on a good day).

I am saving where millions of other families aren’t though.  Not having to buy disposable diapers and wipes at the store saves me hundreds of dollars each year.  However, I don’t want to just save money for my family or improve the health of my children.  I desire to help others do the same.

During these times, families by the hundreds need to be learning about and switching to cloth.  Not only will it improve the environment, but families will be able to breathe a little easier next time they do their grocery shopping.

In order to help educate more families on how to make the simple transition to cloth I am reducing the cost of the Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers to $20!  That is a savings of over 40%!

Now is the time to let other families know that cloth diapering isn’t all about pins and plastic pants (you know I am so shocked that moms still say this to me!!).  Cloth diapering in the 21st century is not only easy but the choices are limitless.

The Ultimate Guide To Cloth Diapers makes a great gift to expectant mothers and new parents.  Nothing says you care more than a how-to guide on how to give their child a healthy start in life.


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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at https://www.facebook.com/beautifullyblessedlashes.

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10 Responses to “Does This Economy Have You Cutting Back?”

  1. Michelle Says:

    And that guide is definitely worth the money :)

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  2. Deirdre Says:

    We are cutting back also! I am CD’ing my third after using disposables for the first two. Live and learn;) I have found I am also saving money by not having to go to the store for diapers and finding other stuff we think we need. It is amazing how much I realize we ‘need’ in Target every time I go!!

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  3. Omeria's Mom Says:

    Cloth Recipe on a budget and keep your baby DRY! Chinese or Indian Prefolds about $2 each (I have 2 dozen), ProRap cover about $6 (I have 6 because my daughter goes to the sitter who always needs 3 for backup), 2 yards of regular fleece to make 8 socks or 8 inserts (NO sewing!) for nightime wear! My daughter is 11 mos and I have only spent about $100 all year! Plus, she will be in this size well after she turns one in January. I tried Happy Heinys for night at $15-20 a piece, but they take too long to dry and I could only aford 2. We are rockin and rollin in cloth and love it. Don’t fret over the exspensive stuff. If you have a son or daughter, just get them cute pants. No one wants to see a colorful diaper anyhow 8}I found this link online http://junkmailgemsblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/diy-make-your-own-cloth-diaper-insert.html

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  4. Omeria's Mom Says:

    Cloth Recipe on a budget and keep your baby DRY! Chinese or Indian Prefolds about $2 each (I have 2 dozen), ProRap cover about $6 (I have 6 because my daughter goes to the sitter who always needs 3 for backup), 2 yards of regular fleece to make 8 socks or 8 inserts (NO sewing!) for nightime wear! My daughter is 11 mos and I have only spent about $100 all year! Plus, she will be in this size well after she turns one in January. I tried Happy Heinys for night at $15-20 a piece, but they take too long to dry and I could only aford 2. We are rockin and rollin in cloth and love it. Don’t fret over the exspensive stuff. If you have a son or daughter, just get them cute pants. No one wants to see a colorful diaper anyhow 8}I found this link online http://junkmailgemsblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/diy-make-your-own-cloth-diaper-insert.html

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  5. Autumn Beck Says:

    Hi, Shanna! If you are on a very limited budget I suggest prefolds and covers. Do you have a specific reason for needing 24 diapers? Even if you are cloth diapering 2 children you *can* get by on a lot less. If you are looking for a pocket or all-in-one I would suggest Nana’s Bottoms, Thirsties or Coolababy diapers off ebay. All are going to require more investment than prefolds but a little less hassle.

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  6. Shanna Says:

    Autumn,

    We “know” each other from CMOMB. But, I have a question for you. What pockets would you recommend on a limited budget. I am looking at the Snap-EZ but even those are $17.95 and I honestly cannot afford to pay that much for 24 diapers. Any suggestions?

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  7. DoodleBunz Says:

    Yep, we’re absolutely cutting back….just to be on the safe side. I’m so grateful for cloth in times like these (although I love it every day).

    Its fun to run into someone who’s never been exposed to the “new” cloth.

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  8. Autumn Beck Says:

    Jean, there is certainly nothing “wrong” with any cloth diaper system! But, most who don’t use cloth think that is the only option available to them. For many that is a deterrent from starting.

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  9. Jean Says:

    I still don’t see what the big deal is with using pins and plastic pants with my cloth diapers! Some users of cloth diapers still seem like this is some horrible thing. My flats and prefolds are easy to use, easy to get very clean, and they dry quickly.

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  10. Kelly Says:

    It is so funny, but when I tell people I use cloth diapers…and I find a way to work that little tidbit into as many conversations as possible…I have a lot of people think I use pins and plastic pants as well. I actually take that opportunity to pull out a diaper and show them what the deal is. I don’t know that I have converted anyone, but I have definitely answered some questions and enlightened some people that cloth diapers aren’t the cloth diapers our grandma’s used. BTW, I use Fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius 3.0. I have a couple Happy Heiny’s as well.

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