In the 17 days that I have been cloth diapering the twins and Peach, I have spent $1.19 on detergent to wash them.
I used cloth for running errands and going to church.
I had to switch Peach to 6-9 month clothes and the twins to 24 month clothes to be able to fit their pants over their cloth-diapered tushies.
I have used a disposable diaper every night for each of them. That totals $9.18 for 17 days x 3 diapers. And now that I type that up, I realize it would've been cheaper to just wash their bedding if they wet out (which was the worry).
I have not made my usual homemade disposable baby wipes.
Instead I have made homemade baby wipe solution to use with flannel wipes.
For approximately 22 wipes, some two-ply, some single ply, I added the following mixture:
2 tsp. baby oil
2 tsp. baby bath
1-2 drops of tea tree oil
and 2 cups of water heated to boiling in the microwave
Then I put them in one of three containers I normally put my disposable homemade wipes in, and have used them with much appreciation. There's no poking your finger through a flannel wipe when tackling a particularly poopy mess!
How much money have I saved by NOT using disposable diapers during the day? $61.20 for 17 days. I could save $1314 in a year doing this-- more if I stop using the nighttime one. lol