|stash to date (missing our 72 prefolds, 4 S workhorse fitteds, and 2 flip covers)....the bottom 4 rows are the One-Size diapers & covers waiting for 12 lb babies!|
|ok, this was kind of a splurge, but adorable - and minky soft...|
Do I sound like a crazy person?
Why am I diaper obsessed?
Because I can't build a nursery due to our living arrangement, and its all I can purchase/obsess over right now.
So...long story short, we already have about a dozen one size diapers (a mix of pockets & all in ones, and I'll probably get another 4-6 to round out my "wants" before the babies come) and 6 one-size covers. Its quite the diverse stash. I figure we can sell whatever we don't like and get more of what works for the babies (and us). I think in the end we'll end up with around 36 pocket/all in one diapers (ratio unknown), enough to wash every 2 days with babies using 9 diapers/day (a comfortable estimate for an infant, allowing us not to run out) plus those extra covers and some inserts (prefolds we have already, perhaps some bigger ones, branded inserts, and maybe a couple of the aforementioned fitteds).
As an added bonus, there is a shocking good resale market for cloth diapers (I've bought all of our stash so far second hand or on sale) so we'll likely recoup a lot of the cost (plenty to cover our increased water bill, a constant theme of nay-sayers - seriously folks, watering our lawn a lot in the summer ups the bill by like $30/mo. You can't really think washing diapers uses NEARLY that much water, right??)
Are you bored yet? My wife sort of glazes over when I talk about diapers.