There are some questions out there regarding saving $$ and cloth diapering. The Real Diaper Association is a great resource. On a popular cloth diapering site, someone indicated that since changing to cloth diapers they’re using 4000 more gallons of water each month. That doesn’t make sense to me, so I started looking at some “averages”
The average load on a top loader is 40-45 gallons per cycle, while a front loader uses around 20 gallons.
I read that in the US, the average cost per gallon across the US is $0.002.
So if you are using 2400 gallons per month for washing your diapers double daily… then it should be costing you around $4.80 per month to do so… http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/wot/pdfs/book_waterontap_full.pdf
However, very few people I know wash daily… so for an extra $4/month and possibly $3 for detergent (Mine costs around $12 and I go through it every 4 or so months)…. that, the environmental impact and the fact that I HATE TOXIC chemicals… I’ll say yeah… keep those sposies….
Okay you may have to spend a few pennies per load for the hot water but yeah… it still doesn’t add up!