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Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers

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The cost of cloth diapers can vary based on the rates for diaper services in your area and the quality of the diapers you choose. Some parents prefer to purchase high-quality diapers that last for several years, while others choose to buy cheaper versions that may only last a short amount of time.

The cost of disposable diapers varies greatly due to the wide range of brands available. Some brand names cost twice as much as store brands, so it is up to you to decide on the quality of diapers you prefer. In general, using a diaper service costs about the same as buying disposable diapers.

You can save money by forgoing the diaper service and laundering your cloth diapers yourself. The amount of cleaning and sanitizing you choose to do will have an effect on the amount of money you spend, when you take into consideration cost of electricity, soap, water, and wear and tear on your washing machine and dryer. This option is by far the cheapest, but it is not for everyone. Some would rather spend the money to utilize a diaper service than stomach the task of washing dirty diapers all week.

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