New Baby Checklist
Why Cloth Diapers?

The Choice: Paper 'n Plastic or Cloth?


 Your child will use an average of 7,600 diapers the first 2 years of life.

The same 25-40 diapers again and again.

~ Cloth diapers are reusable.
You don’t have to scoot to the store in middle of the night when your run dry (or wet, as the case may be).

~ Cloth diapers are natural.
At least ours are – made from organic cotton, bamboo or hemp. No plastic, no petroleum, no chemicals.

~ Cloth diapers vs. flushable.
We like cloth better, because it’s less waste – and we think it’s better to flush only what needs to be flushed.

~ Cloth diapers last and get better with age (like your baby).
The more you wash them, the more absorbent they get (not like your baby).

~ Cloth diapering is economical.
A one-time investment will last for years.

You will save at least $1,000 for one baby and $3,000 for the second child.

~ Cloth diapers encourage quicker potty learning
because they give better “bottom line” feedback.
For babies, this encourages an early alert systems making sure they get changed in a timely manner – all but eliminating diaper rash.

~ For toddlers, this means being more aware of what’s going on “below deck” allowing them to catch on quicker. Nothing is more groan inducing for a teacher than a kindergartner in disposable ‘undies’.

~ Cloth diapers are better for the planet.
An estimated 18 billion disposable diapers end up in U.S. landfills every year. That’s 82,000 tons on plastic and 1.3 million tons of wood pulp plus a lot of dangerous poopy bacteria. That’s a lot more of an impact than reusable organic diapers.*

*Calculations by Donella H. Meadows, adjunct professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth Collelge. For more information, select “Donella Meadows Archive” at sustainabilityinstitute.org.




 Cloth diapering is simply the best

for babies, moms and the environment.