What I didn’t know is if I’d cloth diaper our little one from birth. While there are “one size” cloth diapers that are designed to fit babies 8-35 lbs, these diapers rarely fit bitty newborns very well. With babies’ skinny legs and umbilical cord stumps, it is often difficult for parents to get a comfortable, leak-free fit for their babies.
Many cloth diaper manufacturers make XS or newborn size diapers. And these diapers are super adorable! But it can also be pricey to purchase a stash of diapers that your baby is only going to wear for 1-3 months. That is why you’ll see many cloth diaper retail shops offer newborn cloth diaper rental options.
Earthy Crunchy Mama has been one of my favorite cloth diaper stores (actually, she sells a LOT more than just cloth diapers) for quite a while. Jennifer, the owner, is wonderful! When she posted on the Earthy Crunchy Mama facebook page about starting a newborn diaper rental program my interest was piqued. When she started talking about pricing I knew I was in! I don’t think I’d ever heard of a more reasonably priced newborn diaper rental program!
Here is how her newborn diaper rental works:
All Packages Include:
- 24 New & Gently used newborn diapers
- 24 Reusable Liners or 1 pack disposable liners
- 3 Night / Nap Time Doublers
- Cloth Diaper Safe Rash Cream
- Gently used Pail Liner
- Gently used Wet Bag
- Cloth Wipes
- Water test strip (to test for hard or soft water)
- Complete care instructions.
- Free shipping to and from us, within the United States ($35 for Canadian Addresses).
- At home pick up for your diapers when shipping back to us.
- Email and phone support for the length of your rental and afterwords if you continue to cloth diaper.
Store Credit Program:$175 Upfront Costs ($25 Program Fee + $150 Deposit–Premium Rental)-$25 (Program Fee is not refunded)-$40 (2 months of rental at $20/month)————$110 Back in Store Credit
Cash Back Program:$175 Upfront Costs ($25 Program Fee + $150 Deposit–Premium Rental)-$25 (Program Fee is not refunded)-$80 (2 months of rental at $40/month)————$70 Credited back to your credit card.
(These examples are based on the Premium Rental option. If you choose the Basic or Prefold options your upfront costs will be less.)
If you choose the store credit option your cost breaks down to just $32.50 per month! And that includes detergent, cloth wipes, wet bag, shipping, and more!
To show true savings I did a comparison with the disposables I would use if I didn’t cloth diaper. Huggies Pure and Natural on Amazon Subscribe and Save (the least expensive I could find) were $0.22 per diaper. That puts you at $66.00 per month for disposables if you use 10 diapers per day. Keep in mind that I searched for the least expensive option. My youngest pooped at every feeding so he went through 10-12 diapers a day for the first 2 months. Even with this very conservative estimate you are going to save at least $33.50 per month with Earthy Crunchy Mama’s newborn cloth diaper rental program! If you purchase diapers at a grocery store you’ll save about twice this amount!
Considering what you get, Earthy Crunchy Mama’s newborn cloth diaper rental is the least expensive diaper rental program I’ve seen. Click here to visit the Earthy Crunchy Mama site for more information about the newborn diaper rental program. If you have any questions just click on the “contact us” link on that page. Jenn is great and will help you out with any of your questions!
I know it is a few months yet, but I can’t wait to show off my little one in his newborn cloth diapers!
Disclosure: I received a discount on this program in exchange for my post. Regardless of discount, all opinions are honest and are entirely my own.