This past week Lydia has had serious diaper rash, which was aggravated by diarrhea. We ended up going to the doctor, who prescribed some yeast infection medication and had me make PICU cream to use instead of Desetin and Butt Paste. But the doctor and trip to the drug store are not the expenses I'm referring to.
Because she's been going through diapers soooo quickly we've been using disposable diapers for the past week. On sale, the cheap brand is still around $11.
We also have been giving Lydia soy milk because as I progress in my pregnancy my milk supply continues to decrease. However, since she's not yet 12 months, and she's not getting enough breast milk, we had to get some formula. Holy cow - talk about highway robbery! With powder formula (has to be soy for her) it costs about $1.30 for each 8oz bottle.
This week has made me really appreciate how much money we've saved by using cloth diapers and nursing Lydia for so long. Wow. Wow. Wow.