Diapers: Graphing The Costs Over Time

Incremental Diaper Savings Add Up Over Time

Diaper Costs Compared

Diapers are expensive.  As you change each diaper, the costs (or the savings) add up.  We took a look at how the costs and the savings compare to each other over a period of 2 ½ years.  Potty training happens for many children sometime during toddlerhood.  Potty training may be delayed for some children well […]

Count The Cost of Diapering

Because every baby leaks.

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Every baby leaks. Most families choose to use diapers, either cloth diapers or disposable diapers, to contain the leaks. The cost of containing those leaks can be high.  Disposable diapers are a single use product.  Use it once, throw it away, buy it again.  Cloth diapers are used again and again, often for multiple children. […]

Poverty, Diapers, Washing, Empowerment, and Privilege

We need to talk about privilege and how it influences the media’s assumptions about families living under the burden of poverty.  Eventually, we’ll get to how those assumptions influence social program design, but today, we’re just going to look at the media and a recent set of articles. Last week, Emily Badger and Juliet Eilperin wrote an […]

Over 1700 diapers available for needy families in St. Louis

How To Safely Diaper A Baby

Diaper need is a silent epidemic in the United States. According to a recent study by Huggies, one in three families are forced to choose between household necessities and diapers. Diapers are one of the most expensive costs associated with raising a baby. No government assistance exists to help families in need with the cost […]

The day a diaper got a new name…

I’ve barely slept the last three days as I’ve pondered writing this post and what to say and how to say it… After all these years, I’ve come to really appreciate the people who try to understand the complexities involved in making all of the people happy all of the time while also trying to operate […]

Cloth diapers cost less than disposables, but is that enough?

One of the most oft quoted arguments in favor of cloth diapering is based purely in dollars saved per child wearing cloth diapers. Most experts agree cloth diapers are less expensive than disposable diapers. The amount saved varies by source but usually ranges from $1200 – $2000 per child, assuming two years of use. For […]

Selling Cloth Diapers Effectively

Photo by Matt Swaggart

Today, there are millions of bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers in circulation all over the world… so many individual pieces that we’ve finally lost count. Using numbers from several years ago, we calculated that our brands had already probably prevented the use of at least a billion disposable diapers, assuming only one owner and […]