Thursday, 30 June 2011
As you may recall, we're planning to cloth diaper Lucy. (Jason doesn't think it'll last very long, but I'm determined to try, at least.)
I want to make the diapers, and I have found a couple of patterns that look pretty easy to get me started. _However, we don't really have money to spend on fabric at the moment, nor do I have time to sew them.
Last night, we went to Target and got three bottles and a package of the cheap flat cloth diapers ($8 for five compared to $35 for 2 of the super nice fitted ones with snaps and all that). When it comes to making the first few of my own, I might use some old t-shirts. Then I'll buy nicer material once I can make decent-looking diapers. I think we'll be using disposable diapers for a couple of weeks at first.
Now, of the things that we REALLY need for Lucy, we're just missing a pump for breast feeding (I used a manual pump with the Izzy and Gabby, but I think I'd like to try an electric one this time around), some newborn-sized clothes, and sheets for the crib. We're getting closer to having everything.
And now the bank account is drained. So far, no one has shown any interest in buying the Grand Am.
Would you make your own cloth diapers? What have you done to save money as a mom?