Why Cloth Diaper?
Cloth diapers save money! Guess what? Disposable diapers are expensive. How much money you will actually save depends on what you are comparing. If you use the estimate that a disposable diaper costs 36 cents and your baby is in diapers for 2-3 years you’ll easily spend over $1000 in just one year of diapering. Depending on which cloth diapering system you purchase, how many diapers you get and how many children you use those diapers on – you could spend as little as $100-300 to cloth diaper one child from birth through potty training. There is no exact calculation here though because of the varying cost of disposables and cloth diapers. One family may only spend $50 on cloth diapers by purchasing them secondhand; while another family may spend $500 on cloth diapers and only have to do laundry once a week. However you look at it though – cloth diapering will save you money. Want to save even more? Don’t forget to check out our current coupons and sales, or earn free diapers with our Diaper Dollar reward program.
Cloth diapers are eco-friendly! Disposable diapers are destined for the landfill where they will sit for over 500 years. Now consider the fact that the average baby will need about 6,000 diaper changes until they are potty trained – that’s a lot of diapers sitting in a landfill – for ONE baby! Yes, it can be argued that cloth diapers cause their own impact to the environment due to the amount of water needed to launder them but I still argue that the impact is far less than disposables. Remember that a disposable is made from petroleum, probably produced overseas, travel a long way to get to you, and require even more gas and waste to get to their final resting place in the landfill. With cloth diapers you can at least feel good knowing that when your child is potty trained those diapers can be reused by another child.
Cloth diapers are gentle and non-toxic! Do you want to know what ingredients are used to make a disposable diaper? Depending on the brand of disposable diaper purchased they may contain dioxin, sodium polyacrylate, dyes, fragrances, plastics, tolulene, xylene, ethlbenzene, and other cancer causing toxins. Your child is in a diaper full time for 2-3 years and that’s a lot of chemical exposure for their little bodies. Exposure to these chemicals can also cause diaper rash. By choosing cloth diapers you are limiting your child’s exposure to these toxic chemicals. Some of the most gently diapering options include organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo fabrics. Bonus – cloth diapers are super soft and gentle on your little one, not scratchy and stiff like disposables.
Cloth diapers are easy! Yes, cloth diapers are really easy! With modern advances in cloth diapering you can put on a cloth diaper just as fast as you can a disposable. The easiest cloth diapers to use are all-in-one diapers with aplix (hook & loop) closures, but really once you get started they are all pretty easy to use.
Cloth diapers are cute! Have you seen all the adorable colors and prints that you can find in cloth diapers? Monkeys, elephants, giraffe prints, abstract prints, embroidered diapers and bright colors in every color of the rainbow! Cloth diapers are so cute that you won’t want to cover them with clothing.
Cloth diapers are fun! With all the fun prints you’ll start coordinating outfits with your baby’s diapers. A cute t-shirt with a diaper is really all your baby needs for the day! Pair that with a pair of baby legwarmers and you can go anywhere.
Cloth diapers may be addicting! Maybe we shouldn’t tell you this part, but cloth diapers are a little like shoes or handbags – you’ll want to get the newest prints and continue trying new styles. We won’t tell you how many diapers are in our child’s drawers. Thankfully you can resell them after your child is potty trained or save them for future children.
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