(Mary, this morning, after her first time to wear a FuzziBunz. It lasted 12 hours no problem!)
There are lot of good reasons to cloth diaper. The fact that it can be a frugal choice is just one. (I say “can be frugal” because it can also become a very expensive thing…if you catch the cloth diapering bug and enjoy shopping for cute prints, different styles, etc.)
There are ongoing costs of cloth diapering. Here are ways that I try to keep them down:
1) Line dry diapers and inserts. This is super easy and it keeps you from running your dryer. I especially like to do this in the warm summer sun because it makes any discoloring disappear like magic!
2) Double up flushes. I use a diaper sprayer to hose off poopy diapers into the toilet. I usually use it after I’ve used the toilet myself, that way I’m not flushing simply to spray the diaper.
If you cloth diaper, do you do it to be frugal?