When determining how expensive this little bundle of goodness is really going to be, an important thing to consider is the diaper dilemma.
From what I can gather (and please tell me to shut up and give me the right answer if any of this is incorrect) babies average 70-80 diapers per week the first month, with the numbers decreasing as the months go on. Not looking at the environmental aspects of cloth vs disposable, I have come up with a breakdown of it all.
Cloth diapers initial cost = $300 -500 dollars, very little additional cost...
Cloth diaper service per month = 82.00 in my local area = $2400 over three years.
Disposable Diapers = $3000 over three years.
I never thought I'd be that person to actually consider cloth diapers. Usually I get all "eeeeww" about poo, but it seems cloth diapers have come a long way....and the diaper service is not a bad option. They also have flushable liners now to get the "eeeeww" part out of the diaper washing. I don't think I will really know where I sit on this one until I give it some more thought.