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Why Choose Cloth Diapers?


There are many reasons that cloth diapers are making a comeback!

Cloth diapers save the Earth! Did you know:

  • 1 baby will go through about 6,000-7,000 diaper changes between birth & potty training?
  • Disposable diapers take approximately 250-500 years to decompose?
  • Disposable diapers contain approximately 1 cup of crude oil (petroleum) each?
  • Modern cloth diapers do NOT need to be washed with harsh chemicals, including bleach?
  • Specialty, affordable detergents for washing cloth diapers are eco-friendly and can be used for all your laundry needs?
  • Washing 1 load of cloth diapers uses about the same amount of water as does an adult flushing the toilet with regular usage over a 24 hour period?
  • Cloth diapers can be reused for multiple children & for cleaning when their diaper life is done, keeping them out of landfills for years & years?

Cloth diapers are better for babies! Did you know:

  • Disposable diapers contain trace amounts of dioxins (known cancer-causing agents) from the toxic bleaching process?
  • Cloth diapers are available in soft, natural fibers, like organic cotton?
  • Disposable diapers contain Sodium Polyacrylate, a type of super absorbent polymer (SAP). SAPs were removed from tampons because of the link with Toxic Shock Syndrome?
  • Babies diapered in cloth tend to transition to potty learning easier because they can feel the wetness in cloth & recognize the discomfort?
  • Disposable diapers cause an increase in boys’ scrotal temperature which can be detrimental to their future fertility?

Cloth diapers save families money! Did you know:

  • Disposable diapers cost approximately 20-35 cents each, depending on the brand & size? This adds up to $1200-2500 from birth to potty learning.
  • Cloth diapers can range from approximately $170-$500, depending on the style & brand? Adding accessories (wet bags, cloth wipes) and detergent for 2 years adds just $100 more.
  • Water usage accounts for a very small addition to the cloth diapers price? Most parents find they wash 2-3 loads of cloth diapers a week. Depending on area & water rates, this adds up to about $20 per year for water.
  • Using cloth diapers for multiple children increases the savings?

Would you like more information about cloth diapers? Contact us with your questions or Find an Independent Consultant near you!

Check out our on-line Cloth Diaper Tutorial!