OK, so we gave up on our first attempt at cloth diapers, and then settled into a good routine. But our stash was a little too small to keep the babe in cloth all the time, without 1-2 days off for laundry cycles and drying. And, my very favorite diaper (the GroVia Hybrid) we had only one of. I wanted more. MORE! So as the next (and final?) step in building our cloth diaper stock, I purchased:
- The GroVia Economy Package ($93.00, configured as I ordered it)
- One extra 2-pack of no-prep soakers ($16.95)
This added to our stash 3 additional hybrid diaper shells (I went for snaps rather than hook & loop closures this time), two extra easy snap-in soakers, and 12 prefold diapers.
This is where the “economy” piece of this package kicks in: for under $100, you get up to 12 diaper changes here. This is so important, and I did not understand it at first, AT ALL. At first glance, this looks like $100 for three diapers. How is that a good deal? But here is the thing: you can just keep re-using these three covers with fresh prefolds inside until they get poop on them or you decide human decency demands that they be washed.
For comparison, a 12-pack of GroVia All-in-One diapers is $259, and a 12-pack of Hybrid diapers with the snap-in soakers is $385. Boom: ECONOMY.
So I was pleased to save some money, and figured I’d just learn to how deal with these weird-ass-old-fashioned-diaper-squares. Here’s what I did not expect: these weird-ass-old-fashioned-diaper-squares are just BETTER. In practically every way. Continue reading