__Breakdown of Costs__:

I am going to base the cost on a toddler potty training at 3 years of age not including training pants.

I am also going to make a broad assumption and say 1 wipe per diaper change. I realize that some people do not wipe for wet diapers so use your imagination and pretend those extras are from really messy dirty diapers. :)

Disposable Diaper Costs

For ease of calculating I will buy the largest package available and calculate my costs by either

a) if amount of diapers needed for that stage is less than the box size, I will post the total box cost or

b) if the amount of diapers for that stage is more than the box size, I will post the total box cost + individual diaper cost for the overage.or

c) if the amount of diapers for that stage is close to double (triple, etc) the box size, I will post the box count closest to equal the amount of diapers needed.

I realize you would not be able to do this in real life but it will make my job a lot easier than finding packages to equal the exact amount necessary for the stage.

Pampers Diapers & Wipes

Pampers Swaddlers (NB) - NB-2wks Available here

$22.39 for 108 diapers cost per diaper is .20 - 7 a day for 2 weeks is 98 diapers

Total cost - $22.39 (1 box)

Pampers Swaddlers (1-2) - 2wks-2mo Available here

$43.99 for 252 diapers cost per diaper is .17 - 7 a day is 294 diapers

Total cost - $51.13 (1 box + 42 individual diapers)

Pampers Swaddlers (2) - 2mo-4mo Available here

$43.99 for 204 diapers cost per diaper is .22 - 7 a day is 392 diapers

Total cost - $87.98 (2 boxes)

Pampers Cruisers (3) - 4mo-10mo Available here

$44.99 for 186 diapers cost per diaper is .24 - 7 a day is 1176 diapers

Total cost - $286.74 (6 boxes + 70 individual diapers)

Pampers Cruisers (4) - 10mo-2yrs Available here

$44.99 for 160 diapers cost per diaper is .28 - 7 a day is 2744 diapers

Total cost - $771.55 (17 boxes + 24 individual diapers)

Pampers Cruisers (5) - 2yrs-3yrs Available here

$44.99 for 140 diapers cost per diaper is .32 - 7 a day is 2352 diapers

Total cost - $764.83 (17 boxes)

Pampers Soft Care Wipes - Available here

$20.99 for 720 wipes cost per wipe is .029 - 7056 wipes in 3 years

Total cost - $209.90 (10 boxes)

Total amount spent: $2194.52__Parent's Choice Diapers & Wipes__

Parent's Choice (NB) - 2 weeks Available here

$40 for 252 diapers cost per diaper is .15 - 7 a day for 2 weeks is 98 diapers

Total cost - $40 (1 pack)

Parent's Choice (1) - 2 weeks-2mo Available here

$26.60 for 200 diapers cost per diaper is .13 - 7 a day is 294 diapers

Total cost - $38.82 (1 pack + 94 individual diapers)

Parent's Choice (2) - 2mo-4mo Available here

$13.97 for 96 diapers cost per diaper is .14 - 7 a day is 392 diapers

Total cost - $57.00 (4 boxes + 8 individual diapers)

Parent's Choice (3) - 4mo-10mo Available here

$13.97 for 96 diapers cost per diaper is .14 - 7 a day is 1176 diapers

Total cost - $171.00 (12 boxes + 24 individual diapers)

Parent's Choice (4) - 10mo-2yo Available here

$13.97 for 82 diapers cost per diaper is .17 - 7 a day is 2744 diapers

Total cost - $467.47 (33 boxes + 38 individual diapers)

Parent's Choice (5) - 2yo-3yo Available here

$13.97 for 70 diapers cost per diaper is .20 - 7 a day is 2352 diapers

Total cost $469.41 (33 boxes + 42 individual diapers)

Parent's Choice Wipes - Available here

$10.97 for 700 wipes cost per wipe is .016 - 7056 wipes in 3 years

Total cost - $110.60 (10 boxes + 56 individual wipes)

Total amount spent: $1354.30__Optional Costs__

These are items that are not necessary for diapering.

Diaper Genie 2 - Available here

$22.23 - each liner holds approximately 270 diapers, contains one liner

Total cost - $22.23

Diaper Genie Refills - Available here

$18.00 - contains 3 refill liners or 810 diapers cost per liner is $6

Total cost - $150 (8 refill boxes + 1 individual refill)

Total amount spent - $172.23__Cloth Diapers__

**Since so many people said something about it, I am going to add a resale value of half the new price for the cloth diapers to the bottom of each category. No resale on the wipes (use them as washcloths!)**

__Prefolds__Since prefolds are thinner, I am going to go with 10 diapers a day compared to the 7 a day I was using with disposables. I am also going with a stash of diapers large enough to wash every other day (24 prefolds)Osocozy Indian Prefolds (Infant) - NB-2mo Available here$34.99 for 12 diapers cost per diaper is $2.91 - 10 a day is 560 diaper changesTotal cost - $69.98 (24 diapers)Osocozy Indian Prefolds (premium) - 2mo-2yo Available here$45.99 for 12 diapers cost per diaper is $3.83 - 10 a day is 6160 diaper changesTotal cost - $91.98 (24 diapers)Osocozy Indian Prefolds (toddler) - 2yo-3yo Available here

**$48.99 for 12 diapers cost per diaper is $4.08 - 10 a day is 3360 diaper changesTotal cost - $97.98 (24 diapers)Thirsties Duo Wrap Cover (1) - NB-4mo Available here$12.99 for 1 cover - 2 covers for use (one to wear and one drying)Total cost - $25.98 (2 covers)Thirsties Duo Wrap Cover (2) - 4mo-3yo Available here$12.99 for 1 cover - 2 covers for use (one to wear and one drying)Total cost - $25.98 (2 covers)Bumgenius Flannel Wipes - Available here$11.99 for 12 wipes cost per wipe is $1.00 - 10,080 wipes in 3 yearsTotal cost - $23.98 (24 wipes)Total amount spent: $335.88**

**Resale amount: $155.95**

**Amount spent after resale: $179.93**

__One-Size Pocket Diaper__I chose a one-sized diaper that I know from personal experience fits newborns well. I am going to stay with my original amount of 24 diapers for a stash large enough to wash every other day.Rumparoos One-Size Pocket Diaper - NB-3yo Available here$23.50 for 1 diaperTotal cost - $564.00 (24 diapers)Bumgenius Flannel Wipes - Available here$11.99 for 12 wipes cost per wipe is $1.00 - 10,080 wipes in 3 yearsTotal cost - $23.98 (24 wipes)Total amount spent: $587.98

**Resale amount: $282.00**

**Amount spent after resale: $293.99**

__Sized Fitted Diapers__To give a fair estimate of what buying sized diapers would cost, I am sticking with 24 diapers for each size.Kissaluvs Fitted (0) - NB-2mo Available here$14.95 for 1 diaperTotal cost - $358.80 (24 diapers)Kissaluvs Fitted (1) - 2mo-2yo Available here

**$14.95 for 1 diaper**

Total cost - $358.80 (24 diapers)

Kissaluvs Fitted (2) - 2yo-3yo Available here

$14.95 for 1 diaper

Total cost - $358.80 (24 diapers)

Thirsties Duo Wrap Cover (1) - NB-4mo Available here

$12.99 for 1 cover - 2 covers for use (one to wear and one drying)

Total cost - $25.98 (2 covers)

Thirsties Duo Wrap Cover (2) - 4mo-3yo Available here

$12.99 for 1 cover - 2 covers for use (one to wear and one drying)

Total cost - $25.98 (2 covers)

Bumgenius Flannel Wipes - Available here

$11.99 for 12 wipes cost per wipe is $1.00 - 10,080 wipes in 3 years

Total cost - $23.98 (24 wipes)

Total cost: $1152.34

Total cost - $358.80 (24 diapers)

Kissaluvs Fitted (2) - 2yo-3yo Available here

$14.95 for 1 diaper

Total cost - $358.80 (24 diapers)

Thirsties Duo Wrap Cover (1) - NB-4mo Available here

$12.99 for 1 cover - 2 covers for use (one to wear and one drying)

Total cost - $25.98 (2 covers)

Thirsties Duo Wrap Cover (2) - 4mo-3yo Available here

$12.99 for 1 cover - 2 covers for use (one to wear and one drying)

Total cost - $25.98 (2 covers)

Bumgenius Flannel Wipes - Available here

$11.99 for 12 wipes cost per wipe is $1.00 - 10,080 wipes in 3 years

Total cost - $23.98 (24 wipes)

Total cost: $1152.34

**Resale amount: $564.18**

**Total amount spent after resale: $588.16**

Rockin' Green Detergent - Available here

$13.95 for 1 bag - 45 loads per bag cost per load is .31 - 548 loads done in 3 years

Total cost - $181.35 (13 bags)

Tide 2x Original Detergent (liquid)- Available here

$17.97 - 96 loads cost per load is .18 - 548 loads done in 3 years

Total cost - $107.82 (6 bottles)

13.3 gallon trash can with lid - Available here

$13.00 for 1 trash can

Total cost - $13.00

Wahmies Pail Liner - Available here

$16.50 for 1 pail liner

Total cost - $16.50

Wahmies Regular Wetbag - Available here

$15.50 for 1 wet bag

Total cost - $15.50

Total amount spent - $45.00

__Detergent__Rockin' Green Detergent - Available here

$13.95 for 1 bag - 45 loads per bag cost per load is .31 - 548 loads done in 3 years

Total cost - $181.35 (13 bags)

Tide 2x Original Detergent (liquid)- Available here

$17.97 - 96 loads cost per load is .18 - 548 loads done in 3 years

Total cost - $107.82 (6 bottles)

__Optional Costs__13.3 gallon trash can with lid - Available here

$13.00 for 1 trash can

Total cost - $13.00

Wahmies Pail Liner - Available here

$16.50 for 1 pail liner

Total cost - $16.50

Wahmies Regular Wetbag - Available here

$15.50 for 1 wet bag

Total cost - $15.50

Total amount spent - $45.00

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