The Mom, The Wife, The Low-Carber and the Learning Coach, though I wish she'd shorten that to something I could remember...), I have yet another option in my search for "affordable" cloth diapering options!
Giggle Life Baby Products has some interesting cloth diapers...each diaper they sell comes with 2 inserts (infant and toddler sizes)! To purchase one diaper (and 2 inserts) they cost $16.99 each (out of my price range)! However, if you scroll down the page a bit farther, you can get 38 diapers (and 76 inserts) for the "low" price of $249.99 (or $6.58 per diaper, assuming "free" inserts since they all come with them)! Keeping in mind that I think finding a used cloth diaper for under $10 is a steal...these are right up my alley! 12 colors...that's 3 of each color and 2 extras (no pink or flowers if it's a boy though...)!
The only issue I currently have is coming up with a solid chunk of $250 to purchase these bad boys with! GLBP does offer these with free shipping, so that's even more savings, but since we just bought a new car (taking on car payments again after not having any for about 6 months), had to put almost $2000 on the credit card for the dog (she ended up having 21 teeth removed), and purchasing our new bed a few months ago...things are feeling a bit tight these days. Add to that the fact that we know this baby is gonna cost us an arm (if not a leg too), in "stuff" as well as hospital bills (my fibroid surgery last October cost us roughly $2000 out of pocket, but that isn't bad considering it was a $50,000 surgery and hospital stay).
I'm sure I have plenty of time to get this purchased...I'm just having a mini panic attack today...I'm 19 weeks and a few days, meaning we are already in the back half of this pregnancy! We only have another 17.5 weeks (or so) to go and nothing is done yet!
His Christmas present was a Travel pillow (and pillow case), the two bibs and two Burp cloths. I made all 5 pieces from 1 yard of fabric! The burp cloths have a dark blue rayon-like fabric as the backing and each got a different decorative stitch around to give the solid side a "look" that wasn't quite so plain. The one pictured was a simple design that I thought looked very "manly", while the one not pictured has a Tulip trim that I just love using! The tulip trimmed one also got a large button hole stitched into one corner (I made a booboo on the trim, but it looked like an "on purpose" thing thing the button hole there! My sister said I should have put a hole in the other one too! Nephew #4 loves his burp rag/small blanket so much! With one of those rings that are so popular for babies, the burp rag easily attaches to the car seat, stroller, or even the baby carrier and is within easy reach for baby to play with (and the side nearest the ring is always ready if Mom needs to clean up a little drool)!
Well, time for me to go get the screwdriver I bought last weekend (because we can't find any of our other sets) and see if I can't get the crib that was given to us together! This should be "fun" since it came with no instructions...I do have an advantage though...it is identical to the crib my parents had for me (and my sister) and I did help put it together when Nephew #1 was born! I really love the look of the crib...this one is going to "live" in our soon to be office space downstairs to be used for naps and such while we're downstairs. If nothing else, it'll make a handy diaper changing space away from the majority of cat and dog hair!