Haha, thanks! I think I have to thank my brother or SIL for coming up with that one, pretty sure it wasn’t my original idea. I may not even have realized how AIOs were supposed to work; I have to admit that I didn’t treat cloth diapering as something meriting attention, so I just grabbed what I was given and used it. Turns out there were lots of steps I was supposed to follow (separate wash, special detergent) that I didn’t, but here we are with elementary school approaching and none the worse for wear!
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Because child care is so expensive (it can be more than $17,000 a year in areas like Washington, D.C., more than some colleges charge), many families don’t even have the option of keeping one parent at home, when one or both parents make low wages, said Michael Madowitz, an economist at the Center for American Progress, a progressive research and advocacy organization. If the Reddit mother lived in D.C., therefore, that would be more than half her annual net pay.
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I’m on my third cloth diapered child and my stash is large and extensive. My current favorite is Sbish OBFs or GMD workhorses with wool covers. However, if I was recommending cloth to someone who was new, I would suggest Swaddlebees AIO onesized. They snap. They don’t need to be stuffed-yet it is super easy to put more absorbancy in if needed. And, most important in my book, they extend larger than bumGenius. BumGenius only lasts on my big kids until about 2 years old. Swaddlebees takes them right to three and fully potty-trained.
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I suppose to start my freelance work right in a moment as I was really motivated by your advice, tank God I already have a job but still in school and don’t know how to combine it….Very informative article right there! I still think there are questions one needs to ask himself prior to beginning a freelance business. Freelance can be rewarding particularly if you take one step at a time from defining your go.
The fact is, cloth diapers do require more work than simply tossing a disposable into the trash, and they aren't the right choice for every family. But thanks to progress in modern tush-covering technology, they may make more sense for yours than you realize. Read our modern mom's primer for cloth diapering—you might just be inspired to give an old-fashioned choice a new look.
“Designing and making hang tags. If graphics are not your thing you can even purchase pre-designed hang tags online. Then you cut them out and use pretty ribbons, bakers twine, or lace to tie them off. Embellish with buttons and bling. These are especially popular closer to Christmas. But you can make them for all seasons. These sell well on eBay and Etsy as well.
1) As a public school teacher, each year of teaching accrues toward a retirement pension that pays Mrs. Hwang from retirement to the end of her life. Let’s assume her pension does not inflate once retirement commences (this is ine line with Gov Christie's decision to freeze teacher and administrator pensions for decades to come). If Mrs. Hwang is 38 and chose to work to age 65+, she can accrue a lifetime pension that I calculate pays her at least $40,000/year (after tax) from 2039 (age 65) to the end of her life. This is a conservativeestimate based upon projected income levels and pension accrual. The value of this estimated pension from age 65 to age 92 is $1,080,000 in 2039 dollars, or $554,000 in 2012 dollars.
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You may end up making a choice that could prove to be difficult for the household. For instance, if you choose to stay home or work part time, finances could be stretched thin. In such cases, experts advise being strong within yourself, remembering why your choice is the best for you and your family. Then think about how you can cope with the situation.
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The fact is, cloth diapers do require more work than simply tossing a disposable into the trash, and they aren't the right choice for every family. But thanks to progress in modern tush-covering technology, they may make more sense for yours than you realize. Read our modern mom's primer for cloth diapering—you might just be inspired to give an old-fashioned choice a new look.


I love this post! I meant to comment on your Facebook post about this and in true new mom fashion, I forgot to come back and do it. So here’s my little story…it has provided WAY more than I initially thought and has continued to provide. I’m a SAHM to a toddler and newborn. I used to teach and my husband teaches as well. After cutting expenses in our own budget, the next best way for us to save more money was to make money. I decided to open an Etsy shop (Joyful Art Designs) and sell printable signs. I spent 6 months preparing to open and a lot of hours the first several months to make it successful. The hard work has paid off and I’ve now replaced my teaching income if I had our two kids in day care. Right now I put in about 1-3 hours a day if I can since we have a newborn. I love blogging, but it’s a hobby, whereas this is a business. Thanks for letting us share our businesses…this is great for those searching to make money.
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This Instructable is not to preach about the use of cloth and its pros and cons. I assume you are ready to take the cloth journey if you have made it to this tutorial...My job is just to give you a taste of the types of diapers out there and to let you know that cloth diapering is a personal adventure in tests and trials, and you WILL find what works for your individual baby. Remember that all babies are different (shapes, sizes, sensitivities, etc). Probably even your own children will respond differently to cloth as far as fit goes!
I think the biggest concerns in your situation would be needing to buy a new washer, and would whoever is watching your baby while you work willing to work with cloth? I cloth diaper, and honestly the “extra work” isn’t much. Every couple days, I grab the whole bag of diapers, dump it into the washer, run it through twice, then toss them into the dryer. It’s extra laundry, yes, but it isn’t laundry that has to be folded and if I forget to put them in the dryer (which happens a lot, since I usually wash only after baby’s in bed for the night), it isn’t a big deal because they’re only diapers. I use pockets, which do have to be restuffed before using, but that usually happens the following evening while we’re watching tv. So it’s definitely doable in general, even as a working mom, but whether or not it will work for you depends mostly on those first two factors.
I am a 36 year old single mom of a 5 year old son I have custody of and 2 daughters who are 13 and 11 that I get most weekends. I live with and care for my disabled mother in a wheelchair, and have since 2011, since I care for her and my son it’s very hard to get a job outside the home. My income is very limited and I have got scammed a lot of times on the WAH jobs that charge you a fee and don’t really work. If anyone can give me info on REAL and legitimate home jobs that do not charge a fee please email me info and help me out. cindy0579@yahoo.com
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Wow this is a well-done list! And I see all the time you put into it has paid off considering it has been shared over 50,000 times! Congrats to you! I personally like the virtual assistant idea. I have not done it, but I love the idea of it and I think it can be a great way for decent income if you find the right company. Just takes some time and effort to apply to some places if you want to make significant income. I was doing research on VA jobs and it looked like there are multiple companies available to get with. It kind of looked like the higher paying companies wanted a bit of experience though. Anyway, great article thanks!

Yes, it just depends what you’re looking to get into. For the past year and a half I’ve worked about 20 hours a week writing for blogs and have pulled in anywhere from $2,000 – $3,000 per month. Now I’m doing more virtual assistant work and in the next few months should bring in quite a bit more money. (I’ll also be working 40 hours per week though)
Before going after that remote job, you need to be honest with yourself about your schedule and your energy bank. You’re schedule will of course be dictated by your baby’s feeding schedule, doctor’s appointments, naptimes, your partner’s schedule, and other factors. Understanding your personal schedule will let you know what hours you might have available for a job, and whether those hours are late night, early morning, or midafternoon.
Wow this is a well-done list! And I see all the time you put into it has paid off considering it has been shared over 50,000 times! Congrats to you! I personally like the virtual assistant idea. I have not done it, but I love the idea of it and I think it can be a great way for decent income if you find the right company. Just takes some time and effort to apply to some places if you want to make significant income. I was doing research on VA jobs and it looked like there are multiple companies available to get with. It kind of looked like the higher paying companies wanted a bit of experience though. Anyway, great article thanks!
I love this post! I meant to comment on your Facebook post about this and in true new mom fashion, I forgot to come back and do it. So here’s my little story…it has provided WAY more than I initially thought and has continued to provide. I’m a SAHM to a toddler and newborn. I used to teach and my husband teaches as well. After cutting expenses in our own budget, the next best way for us to save more money was to make money. I decided to open an Etsy shop (Joyful Art Designs) and sell printable signs. I spent 6 months preparing to open and a lot of hours the first several months to make it successful. The hard work has paid off and I’ve now replaced my teaching income if I had our two kids in day care. Right now I put in about 1-3 hours a day if I can since we have a newborn. I love blogging, but it’s a hobby, whereas this is a business. Thanks for letting us share our businesses…this is great for those searching to make money.

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This is one of my favorite extra income ideas. Moms can earn a killing writing freelance articles during their spare time. You don't have to be an English expert or have a journalism background either. There are plenty of successful blogs and businesses looking to hire writers to share their personal experiences. Some of these sites will even pay you upfront for your articles which is great if you're looking to make some quick cash.
Great article! I’m doing direct selling at the moment and absolutely loving it! Never thought it would be something I would get into but when you have a strong desire to stay at home with your child everyday but still need to earn money you will give anything a go right 🙂 and I’m so glad I did. The work involved itself could not be easier, I run my business all from my phone. And I also love the personal development you gain from an industry like this, you learn so much about yourself more than you could from any job working for someone else in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong it is hard work, you have to put a lot in to be successful, but when you are putting all that time and effort into yourself and creating success for YOU rather than an employer / boss the results are so rewarding!! If anyone is looking into getting on board something similar I am happy to pass on some info 🙂 Bec.
This is probably my favorite benefit of staying at home. Since my husband has varying work hours, it’s really hard for him to be available for the kids during the day. My being home allows him to work the hours he needs to, which include some nights and weekends. You’re also available to run household errands, be home for repairmen or reduce your household expenses by calling your service providers to ask for lower rates.
For this section, I’m stepping back from the keys with my commentary. I love all this advice and found it all incredibly insightful, but as you read through it, try to consider what it means to you. Do these women sound like you? Do you think you could manage the complications for the beautiful payout of more time with your kids? Give yourself a moment for some self-reflection.
“We were talking about our decision in this long-term framework, and a lot of other people were talking about it in terms of, ‘I bring home X, and childcare costs Y. If X is less than Y, then I’d be making less money than working.’ Having done these calculations, we weren’t even in the same ballpark with the amount of money we thought was at stake,” he says.
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On the great debate on whether it is best to stay home with your children or to work for a living, I do not think there is a right and wrong answer. This is a decision that each family needs to make for itself. Our family feels that it is best for me to stay home with our children, partly because of the cost of working, but mostly for other reasons. That may not be the same for your family, and that's fine! There is nothing wrong with families who for one reason or another have two working parents, or a single parent who needs to work.
My commute eats roughly a gallon and a half of gasoline each day and triggers an oil change every three months. That adds up to a cost of about $4.80 each day just for these items – toss on another $0.20 a day for other auto maintenance items like tires, belts, filters, etc. and you’ve got a $25 a week savings just due to the automobile – and I’m not even including breakdowns, major repairs, tolls, or other emergencies.
I bought 15 Fuzzi Bunz and 12 bumGenius — more than you need for full-time use with one baby, but we’re using two a day for Noah as well, plus…you know. LAZY. The entire cost was around $450, and will hopefully see us to the day when both boys are fully, totally, no-doubt-about-it potty trained, if that helps with anyone’s cost-savings-potential math. (Although when we travel? We’re packing Pampers, people.)
I disagree for this simplicity method. I’ve tried all cloth diapers, too. By far, prefolds and covers are simplest. Simply stick in a prefold and snap. That is by far the easiest you’re going to get with cloth, otherwise, you’re always stuffing, unstuffing, looking for stuffing. Prefolds and covers with snaps will never let you down. Need extra coverage? Grab another prefold. Done.

We cloth diapered with our first two and we had a super easy system (one size diapers–like Motherease–covered by simple Velcro covers–Bummis). Easy. Really. However, I have to make a plug for diaper-free babies! Our third, we practiced what is sometimes called “elimination communication.” I thought it would be hard, but I would do it again in a moment. Those first days are chaotic anyway and it was great to have a happy baby (whenever she would fuss, we went potty, and almost always, voila) and one that didn’t require any sort of diapering! It’s probably not of interest to everyone, but it might be worth a try for some.

I worked as a nurse for 10 years but had to quit to stay home with my now 2 year old twins when they were 7 months old. My daughter had a seizure and it didn’t make sense to stay. I am glad there is a list like this. I stayed home and just spend time with my babies most of the last year and a half but recently in May started with Origami Owl as a way to have fun and spend time with other female adults. Later I joined Plexus just to get the discount myself and I have been doing amazing both in my wellness journey & making quite a bit of money off of it also. I am hoping to make it into a full time income before my kids go to kindergarten so when they go to school I don’t have to go back to work. I just don’t want to send them to daycare during the summers so unless I find a job as a school nurse I plan to stay home. Life is too short & they stay little for too short of a time to send them to daycare for someone else to raise them for me.

Woolies: These can be diaper covers, pants (longies), shorts (shorties), or skirts (skirties). They are made of 100% wool and must be lanolized and washed separately from your other cloth. The benefit is that it is an all natural fiber whereas PUL is not, and some babies are allergic to PUL. The other benefit is that it is breathable allowing air to pass through, which helps cut down on diaper rashes when wetness is locked in. The downfall is that some moms find the lanolizing process time consuming.
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I totally agree! (In fact, that’s what I was going to write.) I love that using 100% cotton prefolds and a separate cover means NEVER STRIPPING DIAPERS! Snappis are a prefold’s best friend and the folds are easy after a short learning curve (even Daddy agreed). 1-layer covers meant I could easily wipe them out and toss them in with a towel load, then hang dry. Plus, washing the pieces separately means they last A LOT longer. 🙂
But the truth is that we are also different, and we like to keep it that way. It’s not just that we drink Tim Horton’s rather than Starbucks (although we do), or that curling is our favorite Olympic sport. It goes deeper than that. Life for mothers and families really is easier in Canada in a number of ways. As a Canadian mother of three young children, I’d like to share my top nine:
I CD my LO goes to daycare. He does pockets there, it's easy for them they just put them into his own dirty bin instead of the trash. I have all snaps but looking back maybe some velcro ones would have made some people more comfortable but oh well. The wash is easy and stuffing and sorting takes less time than putting away my own clothes. I also might be slightly addicted...I dry them in the dryer too. Even if you didn't want to if you did covers and prefolds/flats the covers would all dry by the time the prefolds and flats were done.
Sort wet and poopy diapers. Wet diapers go in the hanging wet bag in the laundry room. Poopy diapers get sprayed and tossed in the pail next to the toilet until wash day. (*For some families, they send two different wet bags to daycare- one for poopy diapers and one for wet- this makes this step go by MUCH faster if they will accommodate you that way.*)
Less expensive options include help from friends, family and neighbors, hiring a mother's helper (such as a high school senior) and swapping playdates with other working parents. Michelle, a work-from-home mom from London, U.K., has an arrangement with her retired neighbor. "She looks after my kids for a couple of hours after school, twice a week, and in return I do her grocery shopping and wash her car," she tells SheKnows. "It works for both of us, and a lovely bonus is that she and my kids have developed a really great relationship." 
You might find that the emotional and practical benefits are worth the sacrifices. If you have time to prepare to be a SAHM you can work toward getting out of debt and start living on one income while you still have two. Bank your income to use as an emergency fund. If you find yourself thrust quickly into making this decision, check out my book So, You’re Broke?: 18 Drama-Free Steps To A Richer Life to learn practical ways to not only survive, but thrive on one income.
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Not only that, but – I am never ALONE as a stay at home mom (let’s face it, hours and hours with only babies to talk to can feel lonely after a while. The babies are great company, but the conversion is not exactly  – I have stay at home mom blogger FRIENDS. Women I talk to everyday online; we support and encourage each other and learn blogging things together.
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Coming home late and washing diapers in the evening means mine don’t get hung outside very often. I try to make sure that I do at least one load on a weekend morning, so I can hang that load up for some sun and fresh air. The weather doesn’t always cooperate, or sometimes it’s the family that doesn’t cooperate, and sometimes I forget the diapers are finished in the washer until it’s 4 in the afternoon and the best sun of the day is gone!

You can totally do this. We didn't start right away honestly just because I didn't originally consider cloth diapering but we've been using cloth since dd was 3 months old and she's close to 6 months now. I also work 32 hours but with lunch and my commute I'm away from home during work week 44 hours. I also bf so am dealing with that as well. I honestly think washing the diapers is way easier than washing and drying bottles to use while I'm gone. Plus cloth diapers are a ton of fun.


I have babysitters come to my home to watch our son and entertain him for roughly 10 hours each week. While I have a babysitter, I normally take advantage of that time to work on my most important and/or most complicated tasks for the week. Also during that time, I normally leave to work at a coffee house. My son interacts better with the babysitter that way, and I can focus better on my job. – Ashleigh
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I have a 2 year old daughter that has been in cloth since birth and I love it! I will be having our second daughter in about a month. Any advice for cloth diapering two at the same time? I have a large stash of Bumgenius one size (about 35) do you think this will be enough to dedicate to two children so that I do not have to keep changing the sizes from small to large each time I run out? Thanks!
I love my BG one size diapers. I have a mix but I go back to those a lot. The other nice thing about them is that they are a trim fit unlike a lot of other cloth diapers. With most of my other diapers I have to size up 3-6 months in bottoms because of the wonderful big booty they create – so cute! – but the BGs are close to a disposable diaper in size/fit. If we have a third child I’ll be buying a few more of the BGs.
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I was more environmentally conscious when we had our second child, Molly, so I decided to try cloth diapers again. We found some flannel all in one diapers with velcro and an inner waterproof layer at a department store. These diapers were easier to use than the ones I used on Andy and came in adorable prints and colors. Eventually the waterproof layer broke down and the diapers began to leak, but I kept using them because I thought that leaks were normal with cloth diapers. We continued to use disposables for nighttime and trips away from home because the cloth wouldn't last all night, and I didn't trust it away from home.
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