Billions (seriously, billions!) of disposable diapers are consumed every year in North America and end up in our landfills.
A disposable diaper is estimated to take anywhere from 250-500 years to decompose.
Cloth diapers require significantly less raw materials, water and energy to produce compared to disposable diapers.
Let's look at an example: Consider a baby that uses diapers from newborn to age 2.5. Based on 8 diaper changes a day, at an average cost of 30 cents per diaper, the cost of using disposables is over $2100! Full-time cloth diapering can start from as little as $300 for economical prefolds & covers.
Cloth diapers can be used with multiple children, multiplying your savings!
Believe it or not, cloth diapers can have a resale value. There are many local swaps and Facebook groups for buying, selling and trading gently used diapers.
Cloth diapers come in a variety of fibers, both synthetic and natural, including cotton, bamboo and hemp.
All are free from chemicals such as dioxins, sodium polyacrylate and Tributyl-tin, that are found in disposable diapers.
Cloth is breathable and comfortable for babies delicate skin and can also reduce rashes and irritation as a result of chemical or fragrance sensitivities.
Cloth is Cute!
Forget boring white - modern cloth diapers are super stylish and come in a range of fun colours & prints!