Cost Comparison of Cloth vs. Disposable

Cloth diapers are less expensive, better for your baby, and more environmentally friendly than their disposable counterparts. The average cost of cloth diapers over a
30-month time period is $2,795 while disposables are $3,341.

Size Length of time in size Changes per day Diapers Used Pampers Seventh Generation Delivery Drop Off
Newborn 2 weeks 12-16 196 $61.25 $64.68 $46 $38
Size 1 10 weeks 10-12 770 $215.60 $231.00 $230 $190
Size 2 12 weeks 10-12 924 $286.44 $304.92 $276 $228
Size 3 12 weeks 8-10 756 $272.16 $294.84 $276 $228
Size 4 12 weeks 6-8 588 $252.84 $258.72 $276 $228
Size 5 30 weeks 6-8 1470 $720.30 $764.40 $690 $570
Size 6 52 weeks 6-8 2548 $1426.88 $1528.80 $1196 $988
            $65* $65*
Total 130 weeks=30 months   7252 $3235.47 $3447.36 $3055.00 $2535.00
*one time start up cost

The Benefits

According to the RDIA,in general, babies who are cloth diapered potty train 6 months to a year earlier than those in disposables. It appears that this occurs because children in cloth diapers are able to recognize when they are wet. When babies are out of diapers at an earlier age, this only adds to your savings! Cloth diapers are made from 100% soft, natural fibers and free from the chemicals and perfumes that are present in disposable diapers. This makes cloth diapers more comfortable, breathable, and better for baby’s sensitive skin. With today’s cloth diapers, there is no longer a need for pins, which is much easier when dealing with a squirming baby! Of course, by using cloth diapers you will help make a positive impact on the environment. Cloth diapers can be reused as many as 200 times before being retired for use as cleaning rags. Our washing process also uses minimal water while ensuring diapers are clean and sanitized. Plus, by choosing cloth for just one child, you’ll save over 6,500 diapers from going to the landfill.

Pampers Swaddlers
NB 36 count $11.25
Size 1 40 count $11.25
Size 2 36 count $11.25
Pampers Cruisers
Size 3 31 count $11.25
Size 4 26 count $11.25
Size 5 23 count $11.25
Size 6 20 count $11.25
Pampers Generation
NB 36 count $11.99
Size 1 40 count $11.99
Size 2 36 count $11.99
Size 3 31 count $11.99
Size 4 27 count $11.99
Size 5 23 count $11.99
Size 6 20 count $11.99

* Prices based on cost of diapers at Harris Teeter March 2013