Friday, July 20, 2012

Stashing up fluff on a budget

I recently wrote about how to get into cloth diapering on a low budget. Despite all the benefits of cloth, the sizeable start-up cost for a complete MCN stash is a major deterrent for some.

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Fluffy new MCNs are beautiful but can add up to quite a bit at AUD/USD30 a pop (images from
Bean Sprout Bubba)

I thought to share some of the points from that post here, but feature some links for readers in Singapore/Malaysia. So here we go… how/where to get cheap cloth diapers:

Pre-loved nappies – some great places to find second-hand nappies:

Buy local – look for local WAHMs and sellers and subscribe to updates for giveaways and promos: Malaysian cloth diaper shops

Check out Ebay – you can score some pretty cheap deals on Ebay (to cut down the cost further, get together with friends or other mums/dads to share the shipping costs)

Go traditional – consider including prefolds or flats in your stash. It’s not that hard to learn how to use them, and they are much easier to clean and care for compared to MCNs.

Go DIY – try your hand at making your own cloth nappies. Here are some useful resources to get you started:

If all else fails – just hunt-up some old T-shirts and turn them into instant no-sew cloth nappies like this and this.

For links and resources in Australia, check out my Bub Hub post.

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