What Cloth Diaper is Budget Friendly, Easy and Works?
There are many cloth diapers that fall into one or even two of these categories. But, all three is a great find.
Of course, it’s important to remember that these categories are highly subjective.
I’m looking at it from the angle of a brand new cloth diaper parent. (new parent comments italicized)
All I’ve ever used before is a snap-on/snap-off disposable diaper. Give me something just as easy but saves me money.
Ones & Twos All-in-One (AIO) is your solution.
Is it really budget friendly?
At $16.95 each, this one-sized cloth diaper will fit your child from about 12ish lbs to 35ish lbs (very exact range 😉 )
If you purchase 20 of them that would cost you $339. I haven’t purchased disposable diapers in a very long time but on Amazon the cheapest ones were $0.17/each. $339 buys you (at 10 diapers a day) 199 days of diapers. I don’t know many babies that are out of diapers before 730 days- that’s 2 years.
20 Ones & Twos AIO cloth diapers can be used for years. Sure, you’ll have the occasional worn out velcro, exhausted microfiber or busted elastic but even if you had to purchase another 20 after a year you’d still save HUNDREDS!
And in case you are following my $0.17 scenario… 40 Ones & Twos x $16.95 = $678. Divide that by $0.17 and that gets you 3998 disposable diapers. Sounds like a lot, right?
Divide that by 10/day and now you have enough diapers for 400 days. Your investment of 40 Ones & Twos (that’s a lot of cloth diapers) pays off when your baby is 13 months old.
Are Ones & Twos AIOs really that easy?
Can you put on a disposable diaper without effort? Then you can put on a Ones & Twos without effort. Unlike disposable diapers, the velcro closure is ridiculously strong. No Houdini baby is getting these off.
But, what about after it’s soiled? Surely it’s not as easy at that point.
Good question. Actually it is almost as easy and completely guilt free.
Instead of tossing it in the trash can (here’s where the guilt would normally creep in) you toss it in a wetbag or pail (small trash can with lid) until laundry day.
No unstuffing required like you would have with pocket cloth diapers!
Wait. What about poop?
If you are using disposable diapers you may never have properly disposed of the poop. All poop, whether in a disposable or cloth diaper, should be flushed in the toilet.
With the Ones & Twos, if you use the lay in doubler dumping poop is a cinch. Here’s what I do. Take the soiled diaper to the toilet. Hold the shell in my left hand, take the doubler and dunk it in the toilet (I’m not looking for perfection, just get the big stuff off), then move the shell over the toilet and lay the doubler inside.
Nothing is dripping, I didn’t have to get my hands dirty and most of the poop is rinsed off.
So, Ones & Twos will save me money and they are easy to use, but do they work? I don’t want pee all over me.
Me neither! I hate diaper leaks. And honestly, I had more blowouts with disposables on my first child than I have with cloth diapers on my next 4 children!
As far as pee goes, if you make sure and change your baby every 2-3 hours and ensure that the rise is set comfortably for your child then you shouldn’t have any leaks. Remember, disposable diapers contain a very unhealthy super absorbing gel that holds a ton of moisture for hours (and hours) of use.
There is a slight adjustment in thinking needed when you go from using disposable diapers to cloth diapers. You won’t be able to feel the bottom for a soggy feeling. As a matter of fact, sometimes when you change a cloth diaper you may think it isn’t very wet if you were to feel from the outside and gently touch the staydry liner.
This is great for baby but without any harmful chemicals next to their precious skin.
Ones & Twos AIO cloth diapers do have a pocket available to you if you decide to add a hemp doubler or two. Hemp will absorb a lot of urine, while still being trim, allowing your baby to wear the same diaper for long car rides or possibly overnight.
Besides saving you money, providing a healthy yet equally easy and functional diapering option Ones & Twos are way cuter than disposable diapers. Bright fun color choices add a cheerful pop to baby’s wardrobe…because we all know how important this is 😉