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Four Advantages to Cloth Diapers

January 13, 2012

We all know cloth diapers are better for the environment than disposable, but here are four OTHER reasons to try cloth as well:

1.  Cloth is more comfortable !  Disposable diapers are made of  stiffer materials such as paper and plastic making them less comfortable to move around or sleep in than a soft cotton cloth diaper.

2. Cloth diapers promote earlier potty training! Unlike a disposable diaper, cloth diapers make it easier for a child to understand the feeling of “going potty” thus making  potty training easier.

3. Cloth diapers save money! The average baby will go through between 7,000 to 9,000 disposable diapers before being potty trained. Not only do these fill up our landfills, it will cost the average parent between $2000- $3000.  Cloth diapers typically cost a family around $350 (plus a minimal cost of electricity and water to wash the diapers), making them much more affordable.

4. Cloth diapers reduce diaper rash! Because cloth diapers are more breathable and do not contain all the chemicals of a disposable diaper, many children who wear cloth diapers experience less diaper rash.

Of course, we still recommend cloth diapers for another very important reason: THE ENVIRONMENT!

Did you know:

  • Disposable diapers are the third most common consumer product in landfills today.
  • A disposable diaper may take up to 500 years to decompose.
  • One baby in disposable diapers will contribute at least 1 ton of waste to your local landfill.

Interested in finding out more about cloth diapers?  Visit Cutie Booties or Loveybums   for more information!

Be sure to visit the GOGREEN Web Directory for more information on all your local green businesses in Massachusetts!

SOURCES:

http://www.cottonbabies.com/clothdiapers.php#environmentalimpactofdiapers

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Bre permalink
    January 15, 2012 2:59 pm

    Great information about green living when you have a baby.

    An interesting graphic just came through my Facebook feed that I thought you might like that talks about the greenest states in the US.

    http://www.buildingsguide.com/blog/recycling-facts-statistics-infographic

    Bre Matthews
    4th Grade Teacher

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