Basic costs of using Disposables - per baby

  • Disposable Diapers - $1,642.50

($0.30 per diaper @ 5,475 total lifetime of diapers)

  • 15 wipes per day average, water-based - $1,095.00

($0.08 per wipe @ 13,688 total lifetime of wipes)

  • Garbage bags - $41.60

($0.32 per bag @ 130 total garbage bags for baby)

Total cost = $2,779.10 (excluding taxes)

Optional Extras:

  • Diaper Genie - $45.00

  • Diaper Genie Bags $175.00

(buy in bulk, 1-year supply for 2.5 years)

Total Cost of Disposables (with extras) = $2,999.10

Total with taxes 13% = $3,388.98

Basic costs of using Disposables - per baby

  • NEW Cloth Diapers @ Two Sizes - $600

(set of 20 cloth diapers @ $15 each for two sizes)

  • USED Cloth Diapers - $150.00 (average)

(set of 20 cloth diapers on Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji Classifieds)

  • Cloth Wipes - $37.50

(set of 25 wipes @ $1.50 per wipe)

  • Extra washing machine load per week - $130

(including eco detergent and electricity)

Total cost of USED Diapers = $280.00 (no tax)

Total Cost of NEW Diapers (with taxes) = $850.38

Optional Extras:

  • Diaper Liners  - $20.00

(set of 20 liners @ $1 per liner)

  • Night-time Covers - $45.00

(set of 3 covers @ $15.00 per cover)

  • Package of extra inserts - $40.00

(set of 12 inserts@ $3.33 per insert)

  • Plastic Bucket (for dirty diaper storage) - $25.00

  • Waterproof Clutch Bag (for travel) - $26.00

(set of 2 bags @ $13.00 per bag)

Total Accessories = $176.28 (including taxes)

Cloth Diapers - Costing Options

  • Cheapest Version (used) = $280.00

  • Expensive Version (new) with extras - $1,026.66

Diaper Cost Comparison - per child

This costing below is based on a child in diapers from birth to 2.5 years to Potty age:

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