Why Cloth Diaper?
FACTS. 100% of disposable diapers have yet to decompose in landfills.
It is estimated that it takes 500 years for a disposable diaper to break down. That means every single, non-reusable diaper ever used is sitting exactly as it was the day it was thrown away.
TRUTH. Even one cloth, reusable diaper change is one less disposable in the landfill. Cloth diaper full time, part-time, or only sometimes and you still make a huge eco-friendly impact saving Earth's precious resources.
Benefits of Using Cloth Diapers
Statistics from a 1998 study done by the Environmental Protection Agency
- Approximately 20 billion diapers are thrown into US landfills each year
- Disposable diapers made up 3.4 million tons of waste a year
- That means disposable diapers could circle the earth 90X!
Even part-time cloth diaper use lowers that number drastically. Small changes have a BIG impact.
As with any topic, much of this information may not make sense yet. Please don’t get overwhelmed.
Once you get your hands on a few cloth diapers and try them out you’ll see they aren’t as complicated as you might have thought. Trust yourself, try not to follow everything you read on the internet because simple truly is better.
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How do you wash cloth diapers?
Explanation of Types of Cloth Diapers
Above you can see examples of prints you can find. There truly is something for everyone.
Many styles of cloth diapers exist because no one brand or type will work for every baby. You’ll find one size and sized options. Pocket diapers, all in ones, diaper covers and inserts or liners, flats and prefolds.
These are all just starting points. We cover pretty much all the topics. If you haven’t found your answer yet, be sure to try using the search feature found in multiple places on the website.
I’m Jenn, resident cloth diaper educator and small business advocate.
I think it’s awesome that you took the step to click that link and stop by. I hope you take a minute to look around because you’ll find over a decade of real-life experience and varied approaches to cloth diapering. I encourage to keep it simple and do what works for you!