Cloth Diapering: Go Natural, Go Green, Reduce Waste!

Want to provide the best environmentally friendly option for your baby? Green-conscious parents are making the switch to cloth diapers for their economic and environmental benefits. What a great way to reduce your carbon footprint; provide what’s best for your baby, and save money at the same time.

While disposables are commonly viewed as a convenient diapering option by many parents, consider these facts.

According to the Real Diaper Association,

- Disposable diapers make up the third largest consumer item in U.S. landfills.
- It takes about 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose!
- One diapered child will generate approximately 1 ton of landfill waste by 24 months.

All of that… just for the sake of convenience? Disposables are also full of harsh chemicals and chlorine, which can lead to rashes for some babies. Would you really want these substances against your baby’s sensitive skin?

One child alone can go through about 6,000 diaper changes before being fully potty trained. By age 2, that can total to about $1,600 to $2,000 in disposable diapers – quite a substantial amount of cash to spend on something that goes straight to the landfill! Making the switch to cloth makes sense financially, as cloth diapering for 2 years costs around $300 and can be used for multiple children, making it a sensible option worth exploring.

colorful diapers

colorful diapers

The convenience and peace of mind gained from cloth diapering is priceless. Emergency trips to the grocery store are eliminated. Always have diapers on hand since all it takes is running a simple laundry load. No more stinky diapers sitting in the trash for days before finally getting thrown out. For newborn babies, soiled diapers go directly into the wash, as their bowel movements are completely water-soluble. For toddlers/older babies, solid waste is simply dumped into the toilet and flushed away! A diaper sprayer is useful to ensure most solids are rinsed off before being placed into a diaper pail or wet bag. To get your diapers clean, choose from a variety of environmentally friendly cloth diaper detergents. Simply wash and reuse!

No longer old-fashioned pins and uncomfortable plastic covers, modern cloth diapers have come a long way in style and comfort, with prices to fit any budget! Put your money towards a greener, more economical solution, and reduce the environmental impact disposables pose on the planet by choosing cloth! Don’t forget to use reusable bags to purchase all your baby supplies.

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