Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cloth Diapers

Posted by Green Team at 1:29 PM
Benefits of cloth diapering:
Cloth diapering has changed considerably over the years, making them more versatile and functional as ever.
  • Less Expensive You will find a lot of information that compares the cost of disposable diapers to cloth (washed at home or using a diaper service). The results vary, as most of these studies are paid for by disposable companies. But most agree that you will save about $800-1,200 over the average of 2 1/2 years of cloth diapering. Using cloth wipes will further reduce your costs as well as using diapers on multiple babies.
  • Environmentally Friendly Cloth diapers are reusable. Most cloth diapers are designed to be durable and hold up for more than 1 child. Over the course of a babies diapering life you may use up to 6,000 diapers. With cloth most will use 24-48 diapers, that is 5,976-5,952 less diapers in our landfills. Most parts of a cloth diaper can be reused even after you are done diapering your baby for cleaning rags.
  • Better for Babies Bum Disposables are filled with chemicals and often parents let their babies stay in a disposable for longer than they should which exposes them to more chemicals. Early tests are now showing that babies who were put in disposables have an increased chance of infertility due to the chemicals in the diapers. Cloth diapers also provide better airflow which decreases diaper rash on babies.

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