Why Cloth Diapers
Your child will spend an average of 3 years in diapers after birth.
Using cloth diapers is an easy way to reduce that number by 6 months or more.
Modern cloth diapering has become much easier than traditional cloth diapering. Natural and very simple to use, the benefits of using cloth diapers are not only seen in the beginning but at the end as well.
(Like they used to say on Reading Rainbow: “You don’t have to take my word for it.”)
See what others are saying about switching to cloth diapers – Testimonials.
Better for baby, the environment, and you!
We all know that disposable diapers are expensive. The idea the one child can cost over $3000.00 on average is mind numbing. It is even worse that once spent the only other use a disposable will ever become is spot in a landfill. This along with the increasing cost of disposables as your child grows can leave you feeling as if you are just throwing your money away.
It is because of reasons such as these that modern cloth diapers are making such a comeback. The average lifespan of one cloth diaper is 2 to 3 years. (Not only will one cloth diaper be there for your first child its entire life but most likely help with your second as well). After a diaper has become deemed not usable it becomes rags for local companies cleaning staff around the city. And when a cloth diaper reaches its final resting spot it decomposes much faster since it is only cotton.
- The average parent changes 6000 diapers in a child’s life time
- Each disposable diaper used will take 600 years to decompose
- Disposable diapers account for the third most common house hold product in your local landfill
- A baby in disposable diapers will contribute 2000lbs (1 ton) of waste to a landfill
- Cloth diapering allows solid waste to end up in the sewage system (just like using the toilet) – Little known instruction: many disposable diapers say to dump solid waste into the toilet. Unfortunately many of us don’t read instructions. Human waste in landfills can lead to ground water contamination by fecal matter
- Cloth diapers exemplifies the idea of Reduce, Reuse and Recyle
- Cloth diapers, once no longer needed can be used as rags and will more rapidly decompose
HEALTHIER FOR BABY
- Cloth is more comfortable for baby than disposables as it is soft and breathable.
- No toxic products next to baby’s skin unlike disposables that are bleached, made of plastic and use chemicals to absorb moisture.
- Babies in cloth tend to be changed more often contributing to less skin irritations.
- On average your child in cloth diapers will potty train 6 months to a year earlier.
- Healthier for baby boys as it keeps their little sensitive parts at a cooler temperature. This has a direct effect on sperm production when they become adults. ~ Disease in Childhood Medical Journal Oct 2000.
- No more pins or rubber pants like in the olden days.
- Modern cloth diaper covers can be changed just as quick and easy as a disposable. I promise!
- Elasticized legs, adjustable closures and waist work just like disposable diapers.
- Cloth diapers are placed on top of the cover, When changing a diaper just pull out the wet diaper and place a fresh replacement back inside. Simple.
- The diaper cover can be used multiple times provided it does not get soiled.
- Our cloth diaper service does all the work for you!
- No need to rinse or dunk the diapers
- Simply place the used diapers in the diaper bag we provide, and we take care of the rest!
- We pick up, launder, and deliver, fresh bundles of diapers to your doorstep weekly!
Our commitment to reducing waste and helping reduce our carbon footprint:
We have actively sought Eco conscious partners in all facets of our service
We launder with biodegradable soap, offer oko-tex standard diapers, reusable storage bags and plan deliveries during the least impactful travel times throughout Atlanta.
Diaper Cost Comparison
(Average time from birth to potty training)