Sunday, January 7, 2007

$877 for Underwear

After forking over $76 for diapers and an additional $20 for wipes (plus tax) today at Costco, it seemed like an appropriate time to sit down and figure out just how much it costs to keep three kids in diapers.

Assuming 20 cents per diaper and 4 diapers per kid per day, I calculate that we're spending about $2.40 per day on diapers. So that means we're burning through @$73 per month on diapers, not including the wipes, and @$877 per year. Almost enough to make you want to switch to cloth diapers, but I guess we're just not that brave.

Of course, these figures don't even begin to include our added costs for food, clothing, college savings, etc. All this is enough to make it tempting from time to time to get a wee bit anxious about our ability to provide for three kids (and any more God blesses us with in the future).

Isn't it reassuring to know that we serve a good God who promises to provide for all of our needs? Matthew 6:25-34 is a good reminder to seek first God's kingdom and he'll take care of the rest... yep, even those diapers.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a bit of cash! Hopefully Eliana's toilet-training will progress nicely this year and that number can start coming down...

I hope Charity, Clay, and Laura got back to Colorado all right!

Stacy said...

well, well, well....Dave's ears MUST have been burning! Rodney was hoping your parsimonious hubby would write on this very subject!! Thanks for the insight!