Below is a cost comparison between using The Diaper Wagon's cloth diaper service and buying disposable, single-use diapers.
Eighty conventional (Pampers) disposable diapers cost around $32.00. Eighty natural (Bambo brand) disposable diapers cost around $35.00. Eighty cloth diapers with our service costs $29.00.
Comparing total cost over 12 months: Disposables = $1,742 vs. Our Service = $1,508.
And remember, babies who are cloth diapered tend to potty-train earlier than those in single-use disposables and this just adds to the savings of choosing cloth.
Although this page is about evaluating the cost to the individual family of cloth diapering vs. disposable, single-use diapers there is so much more involved than our immediate budget. Disposables heavily tax our resources and environment. This directly affects our cost of living and is therefore a long term expense that is difficult to quantify.