Tuesday, 16 September 2008

The Economics of Nappies

Every time I use a disposable nappy, the overall cost of nappies for Hamish increases.

But every time I use a cloth (reusable) nappy, the cost goes down, because I've paid a fixed price for the nappies and the more I use them, the less it costs me each time. Eg if I paid $100, and used the nappies 100 times, the cost per nappy is $1. But if I use them 200 times, the cost decreases to 50c per nappy.

Of course, I am ignoring the fact that I have to run the washing machine twice a week when I use the cloth ones, but still - I like the economics of cloth!