The year my flats consist of:
- 12 OsoCozy flats (now they have been dyed) - Free (check out my review here)
- 6 IKEA flats - $3/2 pack (total out of pocket expense $9)
- 1 DiaperRite flat - Free (I won from Change-Diapers)
- 1 Hemp Babies flat - $9.95 (I thought I paid $7.50 for it, but that was 2 1/2-3 years ago)
- 1 Orange Diaper Company flat diaper - $14 (my favorite, but compared to all the others, it is expensive)
- 3 Receiving blankets - Free (given to me as baby gifts)
- 3 Handmade by made flats
My covers are:
- Flip cover ($14.95)
- Buttons diaper cover - Free (I won from The Parenting Patch)
- AppleCheeks envelope cover - Free (another Change Diapers win-thanks Maria!)
- Thirsties duo wrap - Free (given to me by a friend)
- Disana wool soaker - $27.50
- Various wool soakers made by me
My total out of pocket expense: $77.40-$80. I did not factor in the costs it took to make the diapers and covers because they were made from leftover items I used on other projects I have knit or sewn. Could I have spent less? Yes. As much as I like the orange company diaper flat, I do NOT need it; instead I could just double or trip up on cotton flats. I also did not need to buy the Disana wool soaker, especially since I know how to knit and sew, but it has been bulletproof for night time use, so I'm happy with the purchase I made when Charis was 1 year old.
You may also notice that at least three of the items were things I won. If you want to enter cloth diaper giveaways, I highly recommend going over to Change-Diapers cloth diaper giveaway round up every Friday and enter. No, there is no guarantee that you'll win, since winning is random.
How did day 1 go? Nothing out of the ordinary happened. My son did not poop! (Thankfully). Since it was his birthday, he had cake and was VERY messy, so the hardest part of handwashing was making sure the chocolate and peanut butter were not on the cover. One downside is, since it's so humid, the diapers are slightly damp.
How much did your stash cost?