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Cloth alternatives can help parents save as much as $2,000 during a child\'s diaper years.

Newborns cost a lot of money.

One mother of a one-income family has curbed costs in her home by reverting to old diapering methods.

Linda Souza of Richlands, N.C., has cut back on expenses by using cloth diapers on her child, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

"I began to actively look for ways to save money,” Souza told the Review-Journal. “One option I found was cloth diapering. Cloth diapering seemed like a foreign language to me when I first started looking into it. Now I encourage every new mom who wants to cut costs to cloth diaper.”

The penny-pinching mom saves at least $166 per month by using cloth diapers on her son, Evan.

Kelly Wels, author of “Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Cloth Diapering,” told the Review-Journal that the average family can save $2,000 during their baby’s diaper years by switching to cloth.

"While it's known that cloth diapering can help a family save money, what isn't known is just how easy cloth diapering can be," Wels told the Review-Journal. "You simply wash your diapers at home and you're ready to go — and you never have to buy more diapers again.”

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