You’ll save money.
When you buy disposable diapers, you are throwing away money with each diaper change. Exactly how much you save will vary depending on what brand of disposable diapers you (don’t) purchase and what brand of cloth diapers you choose.
You’ll prevent waste.
Every baby wearing disposable diapers can generate as much as one ton of landfill waste before age two. Overwhelmed?
It’s more convenient.
Today’s cloth diapers reflect designs created primarily by parents solving problems. In the cloth diaper industry, parents are usually frustrated before they start creating. Usually, that means they work until the diaper actually works as advertised.
- Tired of blowouts? Who wants to change the diaper AND the outfit? Thankfully, many cloth diapers are designed to prevent leaks. A better design usually cuts down on outfit changes.
- Out of diapers again? When you buy cloth diapers, your diapers are always available
Planning for the unexpected is the responsible thing to do.
Whether or not you choose to use your cloth diapering system full-time, it is wise to have cloth diapers on hand in case of an emergency. Can you imagine running out of diapers and the grocery store not having any diapers on their shelves?
Reasons to cloth diaper:
- The Environment: Based on research done by the Women’s Environmental Network, The Real Diaper Association reports that disposable diapers are the third most common consumer product in landfills today and may take up to 500 years to decompose. To put this in perspective: one baby, in diapers alone, will contribute at least one ton of waste to a local landfill.
- Economic Advantages: Parents can expect to spend between $1,500 and $2,000 on disposable diapers before their child is potty trained. By using cloth diapers, you will save money with each diaper change, and that money can help support another area of your family’s finances, such as paying the utility or grocery bill. Unlike disposables, cloth diapers can also be donated to other families in need.
- Health Considerations: When you choose to cloth diaper, you are also choosing to be in control of what substances touch your baby’s delicate skin. Cloth diapers do not contain harsh chemicals such as dioxin, which may exist in disposable diapers.