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
~ 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).
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
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
*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.