So how many flats do you need to diaper your baby and how much do they cost?
Since I've been using flats for 3 years and 2 babies, I have way more than one would need to start out.
9 - large rectangular flour sac towels from sam's club - $9
12 - square flour sac towels, target $12 (3 4-packs for $3.99)
8 - Ikea fluffy, square burp cloths $12 (2 for 2.99)
11 - old flannel receiving blankets $0 (re-purposed baby gifts)
So, my LARGE stash of flats, which also double as burp cloths and cleaning rags cost a grand total of $33
|All the covers...|
2 thirsties duo size 2 - retail cost about $28 (I paid $22)
1 grovia shell - retail about $16 (i paid $8)
3 blueberries coveralls, 2nds (total about $30)
1 up-cycled wool cover (made from a sweater, $0)
|covers i am currently using|
Bringing my cover total to about $70
You can find covers cheaper, Econobum covers run for about $6-7, and you can find covers that are more expensive. Shopping sales, 2nds sales and silent auctions is why I have so many covers (and because they are cute and I can't stop buying them...)
|Snappis and Boingos|
Another not 100% in my stash - Snappis and Boingos - Boingos run about $5 a pair, (I'm only using 1 pair now, so i will only count 1. )
I got these snappis for $4 recently.
Grand total. $112
Diapers for the diapered life of my baby and then some. For $112.