Couldn't get him to hold still long enough to get a clear shot!
Because a day pack (2 covers, 6 inserts) can be had for $50, any parent can afford to use these diapers. I would think for a newborn, you might need two day packs per day, but if I were buying these from the start with no other diapers in my stash, I would buy 4 day packs for $200 and plan on washing every other day at least until Boogie was 6 months or so. After that, you would have plenty of wiggle room for washing - no time every other day? No problem! We currently have 4 covers, 8 stay dry liners, a handful of prefolds, and the liners from our Mother-Ease dipes, which I have found work well for at home if we stack two liners in the covers. I haven't really tried these liners out and about because I haven't needed to, but I'm confident they would work just fine. I'm going to hold out and see if they have more new colors for covers before I buy any more, but I can certainly work with what we have without buying anything else until we are done with potty training.
And as for the math? We are still far beyond the point where we broke even on diaper costs against what disposables would cost, even though we are back to disposables at night most of the time. We are at least 4 months ahead!