Thursday, April 9, 2009

Diaper Decision Day

So, today was intended to be diaper decision day, but there are SO many options! I've taken into account advice I've gotten from others and I think I've got it narrowed down. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! I'm planning to do a hybrid between g-diapers and cloth diapers with covers. I've heard that Fuzzi-Buns and other pocket diapers can leak, so I'm trying to stay away from any leak-ers, though I do realize this is also going to be an inevitably messy process. So, I think I'll do regular plain-old cloth diapers as the all-in-ones and pocket diapers are also a good deal more expensive and I've been reading up on a process called elimination communication (a friend uses this method, so I'm not totally alone :) that I'd like to try which would make the investment in more expensive diapers a silly one indeed. So, I'm narrowed down to Bumkins Covers and Bummis Covers which are available at Green Mountain Diapers , Katie's Kisses , Baby Bunz , Baby Works, and Diaper Safari. Of those sites, Baby Bunz seems to have the best deal for the covers and Baby Works wins for the biggest rip-off. All the prices were relatively comparable, and when it comes down to it, I may have to weigh if I can get all items on one site for the best overall price inclusive of shipping. I'll certainly keep you all posted as I know you're on the edge of your seats about this. Taking another look at my list, surprisingly Bumkins covers were available at both Diaper Safari and Baby Works for less than their home site...interesting.

On to wipes! Baby Bunz also found the lowest price for flannel wipes at .82 each once the prices and quantities are broken down. The highest price for wipes was found at Green Mountain for the premium wipes (I guess the name is fitting then) at 1.39 a piece.

And, as for actual diapers - Baby Bunz, unfortunately, did not have the best deal on actual diapers. That one goes to Diaper Safari where it broke down to 1.25 a piece.

I hope that this comparison proves helpful for others and if you're interested in more of the nitty gritty details, just post a comment or email me.

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