Why Choose Cloth Diapers?

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I chose to use cloth diapers when I was pregnant with my first child, Sophia.  Why?  To prove to my husband that I could. 

One day, as we were browsing a Baby Store, he jokingly pointed at a pack of Gerber pre-folds and rubber pants and said, "Since you'll be a SAHM, you should use those to save us money."  He thought he was being funny, but a little light bulb started flickering in my head. 

I came home and started researching cloth… and my life changed

Literally, it did.  I found a whole new community, circle of friends, and philosophy on living a greener life, even if it was just a few steps at a time.

Do I look down on those who use disposables?  Of course not!  I simply want to show them that they do have other options!

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  • Better for the Environment.

Based on our calculations (listed below under "Cost: National Costs"), we estimate that 27.4 billion disposable diapers are consumed every year in the U.S. Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill. No one knows how long it takes for a disposable diaper to decompose, but it is estimated to be about 250-500 years, long after your children, grandchildren and great, great, great grandchildren will be gone.  Source

  • Better for their Baby's Health.

Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process.  It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals.  It is banned in most countries, but not the U.S.  Source

  • Oh come, on!  They're CUTER!

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  • Better for their Wallet. – The average cost savings of using Cloth vs. Disposables is an alarming statistic on it's own.

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"Over a 3 1/2 year time period, you will have used over 8,700 disposable diapers on one child, totaling $2358 for discounted name brands and $1862 for generic/store brands."

If you are interested in Cloth Diapers, but don't know where to start, contact me… I would love to introduce you to a green-er and healthier alternative to diapering your baby!

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