Think your diaper choice doesn't have an impact?
1 Baby (using 4 disposable diapers a day over 3 yrs)
*1,898 pints of crude oil
*715lbs of plastic
*500+ years to break down in our landfills
Check out this great video by National Geographic
EARTH-FRIENDLY: Use cloth diapers and reduce your family's waste by 2,000 pounds per child! Cloth
diapers don't contain any of the chemicals that disposables are loaded
with. By washing them yourself you control what soaps and products will nuzzle up to your baby's skin. AND the waste water is going to the
appropriate facilities for treatment and reintroduction to the environment -
not sitting and decaying in a landfill full of bacteria-laden
poop. Poop in landfills leaches into the ground water in the runoff. Poor fish!
BABY-FRIENDLY: Use cloth diapers and reduce diaper rash! Diaper rash is seldom a problem
when using cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are more breathable and cloth diapered
babies are changed more often. The plastic in disposable diapers doesn't breath and doesn't allow air to circulate against the baby's delicate skin. There are studies that say disposable diapered babies have lower sperm count because of this extra heat.
In addition, more rapid bacterial growth occurs with disposables and can cause diaper rash. If
your baby has sensitive skin, your baby may also react to the chemicals in disposable
Ask yourself: Would you like to spend 20,000 hours in underwear made of petroleum, paper, and hyper-absorbent materials?
EASY: With the invention of Velcro and
Snappis(TM), the new styles of cloth diapers available are as easy to use as a
disposable. They are virtually Daddy, Nanny, and Grandparent-proof.
Cloth diapering isn't how it used to be. No
more swishing in the toilet, stinky wet pail, pinning, touching poop, etc.
ECONOMICAL: USE CLOTH DIAPERS AND SAVE $1000s! On average, you will spend $2500 on
disposable diapers per child. Compare that to an average of $700 (that includes
laundering expenses at about $.50 per load) for your first child's diapering years using cloth
diapers. A second and third child will cost much less, as many of the diapers
can be re-used.
Add cloth wipes to your system and save
$300 more! Just toss them in the diaper pail along with your soiled
diapers and wash together.
SMART IDEAS by our customers
the diapers and wipes are in the wash and the cloth inserts are waiting
to be washed 6 times. Now if I could only catch the cat and put her in a
diaper to show her off to satiate my excitement for new diapers and
need for a model...I have been waiting since week 7 of my pregnancy to
get the Birth to Potty Training
package. I have waited 34 years to have a baby to avoid things like
gross diapers and messy babies, and I have had the time to get excited
about all the new ways to make changing a diaper seem more interesting
than the worst thing in my day. I am now looking forward to the act of
poop scooping and washing diapers. Your website made it seem possible to
be excited about diapering. Thank you Angela!"
RECYCLE USED PREFOLDS: After your done diapering your children, prefolds make great kitchen towels, cleaning wipes, car washing rags, etc.
POTTY TRAINING IS EASIER WITH CLOTH DIAPERS! On average, cloth diapered
children potty train 6 months earlier than children wearing disposable diapers.
Cloth diapers do not mask the sensation of wetness and help the kiddo to become more
attuned to his bodily functions.
Top 10 Reasons to Use Cloth
Glossary of Terms
How Do I Start?
Wipe Solution Recipe