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Choosing reusable cloth diapers is a big decision that can lead to a rewarding journey for you and your baby. But where do you start? Here are the most commonly asked questions on how to start your cloth diaper journey.

Nicki's Diapers is a family business founded by Nicki and later joined by her husband Jesse. As a husband and wife team, they worked together to ensure the highest quality products while following responsible environmental and social business practices. The company is now located in Akron, Ohio.

Cloth Diaper Cost Savings

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What are Cloth Diapers All About?

So you may be asking yourself, what exactly are cloth diapers and why do I need them?

Simply put, cloth diapers are a reusable diapering solution. Beyond the simple definition there are tons of benefits that come with switching to cloth diapers; environmental impacts, no harmful chemicals against your baby’s skin, long term savings, and more!

No matter how you look at it, one of the most significant benefits of cloth diapers is the savings. Especially now with inflation increasing the living cost in every aspect of our lives, disposable diapers have never been more expensive than they are today.

When you take a step and look at how many diapers you have used and how many you will use the number is shocking. Just in the last two years diaper prices have increased 12% and continue to increase in price every day! So even if you budget for the cost of disposable diapers today inflation will blow that budget out of the water!

Let's Do the Math

The cost of disposable diapers are upwards of $65-$100 a month. That is an average of $990 per year! Now you will need roughly 2.5 years of disposables before your little one is fully potty trained. You’re looking at a total cost of diapers to be around $2,475and that's just the cost today next year will be even more expensive!

Even worse, if you choose to go with "eco-friendly" disposable diapers, those will cost you around $4,695 after 2.5 years.

If you're shocked and thinking "all that money for something you just throw away?!" cloth diapers are the way to go. They do require an initial start-up cost but the long-term payout is well worth it! You are looking at savings of up to $2,000 or more!

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Let's Do the Math

The cost of disposable diapers are upwards of $60-$80 a month. That is an average of $680 per year! Now you will need roughly 2.5 years of disposables before your little one is fully potty trained. You’re looking at a total cost of diapers to be around $1,500.

Even worse, if you choose to go with "eco-friendly" disposable diapers, those will cost you around $2,200 after 2.5 years.

If you're shocked and thinking "all that money for something you just throw away?!" cloth diapers are the way to go. They do require an initial start-up cost but the long-term payout is well worth it! You are looking at savings of up to $1,000 or more!

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Cloth diapers can be used for all the diapering years, as well as potty training years. Cloth will follow your little one throughout their whole journey, but can also follow their siblings!

The most economical cloth diapering system is exactly what we do here at Nicki’s Diapers; combining absorbent flat diapers with waterproof covers. Using this system, you can diaper your little one from birth to potty training for around $450. This also includes laundering costs!

The most economical way to start is by pairing cloth diaper covers and flat diapers. Using this waterproof system, you can create a starter stash for only $250!

The Most Economical Cloth Diapering System

Cloth Diaper Covers

Cloth Diaper Covers go over absorbent flats, which creates a complete waterproof cloth diapering system. Covers are the most versatile and affordable diapering system.

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Baby holding a blanket

Cloth Diaper Covers

Cloth Diaper Covers go over absorbent flats, which creates a complete waterproof cloth diapering system. Covers are the most versatile and affordable diapering system.

There are more benefits to Cloth Diaper Covers
then just Cost Savings!

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Custom Adjustability

These covers feature multiple snaps for custom adjustability and will fit your baby from 8-35+ lbs - one size for all your baby's diapering years!

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Breathable Material

Nicki's Diapers Covers are waterproof, breathable and reusable.

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Affordable 

Covers one of most versatile, affordable, and the easiest diapering options to care for. With options such as wool, PUL, and different closures there is something for every preference with covers!

There are more benefits to Cloth Diaper Covers
then just Cost Savings!

There are more benefits to Cloth Diaper Covers then just Cost Savings!

Diaper Cover
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Custom Adjustability

These covers feature multiple snaps for custom adjustability and will fit your baby from 8-35+ lbs - one size for all your baby's diapering years!

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Breathable Material

Nicki's Diapers Covers are waterproof, breathable and reusable.

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Affordable 

Covers one of most versatile, affordable, and the easiest diapering options to care for. With options such as wool, PUL, and different closures there is something for every preference with covers!

Flat Cloth Diapers

The flat cloth diaper under a cloth diaper cover is the most versatile and affordable diapering system! Not only does this help create a waterproof protection, but it is also economical and cost effective.

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stack of baby blankets

Flat Cloth Diapers

The flat cloth diaper under a cloth diaper cover is the most versatile and affordable diapering system! Not only does this help create a waterproof protection, but it is also economical and cost effective.

There are more benefits to Flat Cloth Diapers
then just Cost Savings!

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Super Absorbent

Flat Diapers are super absorbent. Many families love to use flats as they are very customizable - fold where you need absorbency and cover with your favorite diaper.

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Sensitive Skin Approved

The variety of fabrics that Flats are made from are always soft against baby's sensitive skin. Take comfort in knowing these diapers are free of the chemicals that are found in disposable diapers. 

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From Birth to Potty Training

Nicki's Flat Diapers come in two size options. Meaning these will grow with your baby from birth to potty training. 

There are more benefits to Flat Cloth Diapers
then just Cost Savings!

There are more benefits to Flat Cloth Diapers then just Cost Savings!

Diaper Cover
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Super Absorbent

Flat Diapers are super absorbent. Many families love to use flats as they are very customizable - fold where you need absorbency and cover with your favorite diaper.

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Sensitive Skin Approved

The variety of fabrics that Flats are made from are always soft against baby's sensitive skin. Take comfort in knowing these diapers are free of the chemicals that are found in disposable diapers. 

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From Birth to Potty Training

Nicki's Flat Diapers come in two size options. Meaning these will grow with your baby from birth to potty training. 

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