My plan is to do disposables at night and when going out for relatively long periods of time (where I might expect to change one while out), and then around the house and for quick trips I'm going to try cloth diapers and hybrids.
I bought my gDiapers (a flushable hybrid) starter kit at Whole Foods today and I'm going to order some Bum Genius cloths online soon. There are many other brands, but these are the ones I'm going to start with.
I estimated that on the low end (6 dipes a day which is a very low estimate), if we used Pampers (what I've been using) for the next year, it would cost around $430 or more. So I'll keep track of the alternative supplies I buy and see how much it saves me. I assume it would have saved more when Gigi was going thru more dipes in a day but I wasn't ready to brave something new & crazy until now. gDiapers aren't really cheaper than Pampers (more of an ecological benefit) but the cloth ones would be cheaper in the long run.
I'm excited about the money saving, and environment-friendly benefits of this new endeavor!
I'll keep y'all updated on how it goes. David is being very supportive of this, although I think he's a little concerned that I'm getting too in touch with my "inner hippie." :)
Have any of my blog readers tried something along these lines? If so, how did it go for you?