Skeptics Be Gone! Thirsties Saves You Money (giveaway)

March 6, 2013

Budget, Giveaways

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Thirsties is well known as a rock in the cloth diaper industry.

True to their values and steadfast in their mission, customers can trust the Thirsties brand.

The mission of Thirsties, Inc. is to make it easy and affordable for every family to choose cloth while simultaneously investing in our local economy and sustainable business practices.

We are committed to building our business in a sustainable manner by focusing on the health of our babies and the environment. Only the best USA-sourced components are chosen for our products in order to reduce our carbon footprint, to help support domestic textile mills and our local economy, and to ensure that Thirsties diapers will last wash after wash. We are committed to creating only the highest quality products and dedicated to providing exceptional design and unparalleled performance while saving you money.

Over the last several months, Thirsties has gone beyond making products and spent time and effort revamping their website with the thirstieslogoconsumer in mind.

New additions to the website (aside from a visual makeover) include:

Cloth Diaper Savings Calculator.  Not sure how many cloth diapers you need?  There are 2 options with the Thirsties Cloth Diaper Savings Calculator

  1. Choose a package (Economical, Convenient, Absorbent).  Then see a breakdown of the quantity and costs of each component all compared to the cost of disposable diapers.
  2. Input a custom quantity into each product box.  Values automatically calculate as you customize.

Wipes are also included in your calculations!  All to often we fail to figure in how much we spend on those convenient packages of disposable wipes.

Years ago when I began cloth diapering the figures thrown out seemed so fabricated to me.  Perhaps I was just a bit skeptical.  But, now with the excessive amount of data available at our fingertips it’s hard to argue with the savings shown with even the most conservative numbers.

I am happy to see that Thirsties provides footnotes and graphs with their calculator.  All of this information combined is exactly what the biggest skeptics (often number crunching dads!) need to be convinced of the savings.

I had fun playing with the calculator and creating my own stash.  Here is the savings and graph for 24 hemp prefolds, 14 covers (4 xs, 4s, 4m), 10 Duo AIOs, 10 doublers and 20 wipes:

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If Thirsties products are all you ever used you would not be scraping the bottom of the barrel.  Even at a low price you can still get cute, absorbent, convenient diapers PLUS they’re Made In the USA!

Thirsties has also added a Cloth Diaper 101 section, Product Catalog and Brand Video to their website.  The CD101 and catalog are available for PDF download if you prefer offline perusing.

If you’ve ever wanted to see some behind the scenes footage of a big cloth diaper company watch this cute video!  I enjoyed seeing the big fabric machines and real (and very happy!) employees sewing, packing boxes and answering calls.  The Merrill Family loves what they do and it shows.

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To celebrate the launch of these fabulous new features Thirsties has allowed me to customize a giveaway just for you! I went the economical route and will be giving away 4 Duo Hemp Prefolds and 1 Duo Wrap.

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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. Autumn enjoys writing but would choose camping with her family any day!

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436 Responses to “Skeptics Be Gone! Thirsties Saves You Money (giveaway)”

  1. sara d Says:

    We are absolutely CDing to save money! Some people are only convinced by hard numbers, so the comparison calculator could totally convince them.

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  2. Libby Says:

    I am cloth diapering to save money, and because cloth diapers are so cute! I’m using Kissaluvs fitteds with Thirsties covers on my newborn and I love my Thirsties. I’d really love to get some in the next size for when he gets a little bigger.

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  3. Rachel G Says:

    We started CDing to save money (now that’s a perk, but I’m a cloth lover for sure now!)… however, I think some people are so anti-cloth that they won’t believe the stats regardless. :/

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  4. Jessica Says:

    I’m cloth diapering to save money and to help the environment! We still haven’t found a night-time solution for my heavy wetters so I would love to try Thirsties and see if they would work!

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  5. Brandi Says:

    Yes. I think it will help me to convince the hubby and grandparents why I think this will be a good thing for us.

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  6. Jennifer Says:

    I’m going to cloth diaper because I’m cheap, but I also love that it’s eco friendly and better for babies.

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  7. Brandyie Says:

    We’re using CD to save money

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  8. Jay Cee Says:

    Money’s not the motivating factor for me, but it sure doesn’t hurt!

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  9. christine Says:

    Yes, definitely switching over to cloth diapers to save money!

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  10. Michelle K Says:

    I just got two duo wraps with some regular prefolds… wearing them today… I want more!!!

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  11. Jessica O Says:

    I originally started using cloth to save money and I did use a chart to show my husband how much we could save!

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  12. Kalsey Harrison Says:

    I want to try to cloth diaper my baby on the way so i would love to save money and everything!!1

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  13. Kristi Says:

    Saving money is definitely one of the reasons we cloth diaper!

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  14. Shauna K Says:

    We use prefolds and covers as an economical way to cloth diaper, absolutely! The calculator is such an easy way to prove to friends how cloth diapering can save you money big time!

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  15. KM Says:

    I’m doing it for environmental reasons, however I’m saving a ton of money! I just bought all of my sisters used diapers for about $160 – it should be a good base for me!

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  16. Julie Beveridge Says:

    Its one of my biggest selling points, so glad it is an easy way to show people how it all adds up.

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  17. adina Other Says:

    we do it to save money, a calculator like that convinced my husband :)

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  18. Lianne Says:

    Yes! I’m definitely CDing to save money (and the environment) and I think the calculator would definitely help some of my friends decide to make the switch.

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  19. Steph Says:

    I’m needing to save money and like the idea of avoiding the waste of disposables! I plan to check out this calculator and see what it says! The new website sounds good.

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  20. Erin B. Says:

    I started using cloth to save money, but now also realize the many other benefits. I think the calculator would definitely help convince people considering cloth!

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  21. Brittany Says:

    Yes, money is the main reason I am going to cloth diaper. This was the reason my husband is on board and the grandparents weren’t fond of the idea till I showed them how much I would have saved. They were amazed.

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  22. Krystal Says:

    We definitely CD to save money. I don’t know any friends who would consider cloth (who aren’t already using it), though.

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  23. alicia emrick Says:

    We are def. Using cloth to save money we don’t have that many but it helps and I think some people would help convince.

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  24. Charlotte R Says:

    We cloth diaper partly for money, and I think the cost calculator will at least open people’s eyes to the cost savings.

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  25. Ashley B. Says:

    We are definitely using cloth to save money. But love all the other perks that come with it! I have talked to a few other moms that are hesitant because they aren’t sure if it is worth it, but seeing these numbers might help!

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  26. Heather S. Says:

    Saving money was the primary reason that we decided to cloth diaper. I don’t know anyone that would be willing to switch to cloth diapers though, even for the savings. I think there are a lot of misconceptions about how difficult and dirty cloth diapering is.

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  27. Danielle Says:

    I will cloth diaper with my #2. Even buying diapers at rock bottom coupon prices and potty training before age 2 we still spent more on disposables then we will on cloth!

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  28. Rita S. Says:

    Yes, we are planning on cloth diapering because of cost and also because it’s something I’ve been interested in for a while. Most people we talk with are very supportive, but it might help to show some people the savings calculator.

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  29. Patricia Barnes Says:

    I am cloth diapering to save money. I dont know of anyone who would switch from disposables.

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  30. denise Says:

    I think it would help more people consider cloth. That and you don’t have to run out and buy diapers every few days only to throw them away.

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  31. Chelsy Says:

    We are cloth diapering to save money, I believe a calculator would.help me show someone how much better cloth diapering in on the wallet

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  32. nikki c Says:

    Saving money is one of the biggest reasons I made the switch to cloth. The calculator would have definitely helped me to convince my husband who was extremely skeptical at first.

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  33. Anastasia @ eco-babyz Says:

    We definitely do it for the savings, I would have prefer disposables for the convenience honestly. A calculator is a great idea!

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  34. MEgan Whitmer Says:

    I am definitely doing cloth diapers to save money. I think the calculator would definitely help to convince my sister. :)

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  35. Katie Fender Says:

    I’m cloth diapering because of the chemicals in disposables but saving money was also a huge factor!

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  36. Julie Ghrist Says:

    Yes I started to save money and I know lots of people that this would help to convince. I will be sharing! :)

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  37. Andria Says:

    We love thirsties and with a new little one due this summer, would love to win this giveaway!

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  38. Julia M. Says:

    This is a great feature to have available to those curious about cloth. I think it will have an impact on how people think about cloth diapering.

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  39. Ashley Says:

    We do cloth diaper to save money. Everyone I have mentioned cloth diapering to says the laundry is the reason they wouldn’t, so a calculator that included the time and effort of buying disposables is less than the laundry effort.

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  40. Suzi Satterfield (@ClothAddicts) Says:

    I originally started CDing to save money. I developed a habit, so that hasn’t worked out, but at least I’m recouping some of what I spent. I do think that the calculator will absolutely help me convince some skeptics!

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  41. Gretchen Says:

    I started out wanting to save money when my son was almost 2. Then I feel in love with prints and trying different styles so I am not sure how much I have really saved so far, but in the long run I think it will be worth it.

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  42. Amy Says:

    Saving money is only one of the reasons I use cloth :) Yes I think a calculator may change the minds of some.

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  43. All Natural Katie Says:

    A calculator would help to make the case for cloth diapering for my husband

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  44. Amanda D Says:

    I’m cloth diapering for several reasons, but one of them is definitely to save money. I think someone would have to open and already considering cloth diapering in order for the cost savings calculator to convince someone.

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  45. bonnie r Says:

    im cloth diapering to save money i spent a total of 300 on new and used diapers for my little girl and that was 2 years ago and im planning on reusing the ones i can for my little boy whos due in may plus i think i might end up spend about 150 more for boy diapers covers and wet bags but thats a big saving

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  46. Emily Adams Says:

    I am expecting & it would be nice to win some cloth diapers, even though I am not convinced I would use them all the time.

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  47. SOPHIE Says:

    Cloth is becoming more popular I even seen some cloth diapers at target.

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  48. jamie johnson Says:

    I originally got into CDing partially to save money as well as an environmental and health concerns. Then, of course, I got addicted to all the adorable diapers out there and I cant imagine why anyone would ever choose disposable!

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  49. WillowMoon Says:

    While saving money is a major plus, my reason for cloth diapering is avoidance of toxic chemicals & their impact on my child and the environment. I definitely think that the CD calculator will help open up some close-minded people that I know!

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  50. kimberly pugliese Says:

    that is what convinced my husband to get on board with cloth diapering! we are saving so much money its crazy!

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  51. Tiffany Says:

    We are getting ready to order our Thirsties Diapers… our sixth blessing is due this May!!! We thought it may be time for an upgrade :O)

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  52. Brandi Powell Says:

    Saving money is definitely part of my reason for CDing, but not the whole story! It is a huge reason for a friend of mine though.

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  53. Monica h Says:

    Saving money is the main reason I use cloth! I think more people would use cloth if the y could see how much they could save .

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  54. Melanie Says:

    Saving money is the major reason we started cloth diapering, but I don’t think the cost savings is enough to convince people. Until they’ve seen how easy the diapers are to clean and launder, cloth diapers are a line most people aren’t willing to cross, no matter how unaffordable they think disposables are.

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  55. Megan Says:

    I love knowing I am saving money and taking care of my baby’s bum as well. The calculator is awesome and I think it would convince many people how it’s all worth it!

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  56. Cristi Says:

    I haven’t started cloth diapering yet, but I’m hoping that switching will save some money.

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  57. Lynette Says:

    Yes! We tracked what we spent (we even purchased a bit more than necessary.) I then did the math to figure out when we would start “making” money by not having to buy sposies. It took 9 months, but every month we are saving!

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  58. Beth R Says:

    I originally did start to save money, but now it is an addiction lol. I really think it would convince some people. I don’t think you really realize how many disposable diapers you would go through and people think they can potty train by 1 year old and that isn’t always realistic

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  59. Mary Jordan Says:

    YES IT WOULD!! and we cloth diaper for the benefits of our son!

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  60. shay Says:

    Looking to save money this time around.

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  61. Alexis Bertch Says:

    I am cloth diapering to save money. I believe some of my friends could be convinced by the calculator.

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  62. Michelle L Says:

    I definitely know somebody who needs to see the cloth diaper calculator. For me, I’m not saving money yet because I keep buying more diapers. :)

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  63. rosa Says:

    For some of my friends a cost savings calculator would absolutely convince them. Others though, are still stuck on the ick factor of washing dirty diapers…lol.

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  64. Lillian Says:

    Love cding. I been doing it for 3 months and I have no regrets. It’s healthy for the baby and saves money.

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  65. Lillian Says:

    Love thirsties!

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  66. Shannon Says:

    We like cloth diapering because they are so cute and we save quite a bit.

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  67. Lillian Says:

    I LOVE THIRSTIES COVERS! My LO is just getting out of his size 1′s and getting into size 2′s.

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  68. Candice Says:

    I’m cloth diapering to save money for sure, among many reasons! The cloth diaper calculator would probably convince some people I know, but the other benefits of cloth diapering are pretty big sellers too :)

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  69. Sarah Hull Says:

    I have definitely saved money! I am now cloth diapering my 2nd son and it has been so nice to just use my cloth diapers from my first son. I think the savings that we have seen as well as the savings calculator could definitely help convince others!

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  70. Carl Wilke Says:

    Saving money is great. Saving the environment is spectacular!

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  71. Regan Says:

    Saving money is a bonus but not my prime reason. I do it for convenience mostly

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  72. Veronica Says:

    I started cloth diapering to save money and now we do it because I don’t want any chemicals touching ds bum.(: thirsties are great quality

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  73. JaceyHough Says:

    I originally started cloth to save money. I have developed a little bit of an addiction (as most do) and I’ve spent more than I should but I know I am still saving us money. Thats a fact I always remind my husband :) I would definitely recommend the calculator to someone who is interested!

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  74. Lois Says:

    The cloth diaper calculator would definitely convince somebody I know to use them. I use cloth because of my son’s sensitive tush. So the calculator doesn’t mean much to me!

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  75. Jessica K Says:

    I started using cloth to save money and I think this calculator could open a lot of peoples eyes!

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  76. Anna Says:

    Savings right in front of you is definitely a way to convince folks! But I must say most of my friends already cloth diaper because we love fluff!

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  77. Lily Ivey Says:

    I think the savings calculator is a great idea although I’m not sure we’re saving that much money at this point because I can’t stop buying new fluff!

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  78. Traci Says:

    I know CDing saves a bundle of money. One of the reasons I am able to stay at home with my baby girl. And it’s so easy – I love it!!

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  79. Heather Lei Says:

    I do use cloth for financial reasons, however, the numbers aren’t as great as many calculators make them seem. My disposables (for night and vacations) are not as expensive as the calculations would estimate.

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  80. Arwen Says:

    I love Thirsties!

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  81. Christine M Says:

    The calculator would definitely help my sil with her 2 in diapers.

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  82. May Says:

    The cal might help but mostly I think ppl need to get over the ick factor and realize its not that gross

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  83. Liz Says:

    I started cloth diapering my 15 month old because of never ending diaper rash! Once I switched to cloth, gone! Wish I would have given it a try before. I always thought it would be too hard, but I was wrong.

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  84. Loucrecia Hollingsworth Says:

    I do cloth diaper to save money & I also use my own wipes. I would be interested in using the calculator to see just how much I am saving. I think it might convince a lot of moms to give cloth a shot or at the very least, give them a new respect for those of us who do it.

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  85. Jessica Says:

    A cloth diaper savings calculator?! Neat-o!!!

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  86. Amanda Says:

    Love the savings!

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  87. Robyn R. Says:

    I did start cloth diapering to save money, and quickly realized how much better they work than disposables (not to mention the other benefits too, of course). I could definitely use this calculator to convince my husband that this really IS saving us money!

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  88. Joan Says:

    I decided to use cloth mainly to save money…most of my friends are on board with cloth diapers too!

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  89. Heidi Roberts Says:

    My baby in due in 6 weeks and I still can’t decide which CD’s I want to order! I would love to try thirsties though.

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  90. Jeff Says:

    I love anything that can save us money! And my wife and the calculator convinced me!

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  91. tag Says:

    I’m hoping to save as much as I did the first time I cloth diapered.

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  92. Michelle Mallard Says:

    I started cloth diapering because of the cost savings. My husband loves that we don’t have to go down the diaper isle at the store and that we aren’t throwing money away each month on paper diapers.

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  93. Stephanie Says:

    Yes, saving money is one of the reasons that I cloth diaper, probably the main reason, closely followed by the environmental reasons. I think this calculator might help in convincing my SIL to cloth! Might have to test this out!

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  94. Christy G Says:

    I am palling to switch to cloth because of the cost. I think the calculator would be helpful!

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  95. Katie Says:

    I do cloth diaper to save money! It’s amazing to see what other groceries I can afford when I’m not spending $10 a week on diapers!
    I do think the calculator tool could convince some that are on the fence about using cloth.

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  96. Audra D Says:

    Cloth diapering to save money (primarily) here. I’m not sure a calculator would help people I know. You sort of have to be up for it before the calculator would make a difference to some people.

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  97. Shannon Ropp Says:

    yes. we are on a tight budget! fun calculator.

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  98. Sara J Says:

    I chose to CD because I hate the waste of disposables, but savings helped convince my husband.

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  99. Marianne Says:

    Savings is definitely a hard thing to calculate. Awesome feature.

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  100. Elizabeth Says:

    We’ve been using the duo wraps with prefolds/flats to save $ for my 3 month old and a LOT of my friends are sceptics. I think being able to see the precise savings will be a great help in convincing them to make the switch!

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