We are a cloth diapering family. My youngest child Addison is in cloth full time while my middle son Benjamin is only in them part time. Now I know it sounds strange because I have never heard of a part time cloth diapering mom. Unfortunately for me our daycare isn’t interested in learning about cloth diapers so I have to buy a pack of disposable diapers to send to school with Ben every couple weeks.
The entire reason I switched over to cloth was based on money. Diapers are freaking expensive and the math is killing me!
A pack of diapers that will last us two weeks for daycare cost roughly $20.
That is on top of the price we pay for just 12 hours a week for the un-potty trained toddler.
On top of the amount of money I put into school lunch.
All this just so I can have a little bit of piece and quiet the mornings my oldest son is in pre-school to get some work done.
In the end I am adding about $60-$80 a month in all the extra expenses, not including tuition.
I wish I could find a daycare center in my town that would even consider taking part in our cloth diapering process because I feel so defeated by the whole situation. Trying so desperately to save money and cut back only to have the diaper bill thrown right back into the mix.
This is where I ask for input from any other working mothers out there who…
1) Use Daycare
2) Cloth Diaper
What do you do?
Do you have a daycare center that works with you?
Do you just deal with the whole disposable diaper thing?
How do you handle it?