Parents are interested in cloth diapering because disposable diapers are expensive! According to a recent report about Disposable Diapers from Consumer Reports, "You can expect to spend $1,500 to $2,000 or more on disposables by the time your baby is out of them." Budget can play a large role in determining what kind of cloth diapering system to purchase.
By using cloth diapers, you save money with each diaper change. The money saved on diapers can support another area of your family's finances or could go towards helping someone else less fortunate.
Yes! As a matter of fact, cloth diapering has become quite the vogue thing to do especially among environmentally conscious parents. All the new choices in cloth diapers have made it as easy to use cloth diapers as it is to use disposable diapers.
Many parents initially look at cloth diapering for environmental reasons -- and with good cause! The Women's Environmental Network in Europe has done some great work in furthering the use of cloth diapers in Europe through educating the public about the amount of waste generated by disposables. Based on a report from the Women's Environmental Network, The Real Diaper Association reports:
- 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.
Landfill issues are very important. Hawaii may eventually run out of places to put its trash. Many parents there are turning to cloth diapers in an effort to reduce waste.
An annual report published by the Environmental Protection Agency (Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2013 Facts and Figures) showed that an estimated 3.6 million tons of disposable diapers were generated in 2013, or 1.4 percent of total MSW generation. (This tonnage includes an adjustment for the urine and feces contained within the discarded diapers.) The materials portion of the diapers includes wood pulp, plastics (including the super-absorbent materials now present in most diapers), and tissue paper. No significant recycling or composting of disposable diapers was identified in 2013.
Our top selling overnight cloth diapers are the nearly leak-proof bumGenius combined with two of our ultra-absorbent Cotton Babies microfiber terry inserts or our 6-layer Hemp Babies inserts. bumGenius will keep your baby dry overnight.
Our best selling newborn cloth diaper is the bumGenius Newborn although we're seeing a strong trend towards bumGenius one size diapers. Hemp Babies Bigger Weeds (made from natural hemp and organic cotton) are fantastic for heavy wetters. If you are cloth diapering on a tight budget, consider using prefolds and cloth diaper covers.
Not sure where to start? You'll feel better after reading our Cloth Diaper Basics information sheet. In addition, our extensive resource article database includes a wealth of cloth diapering resources! Have more questions? Call our customer service line at 1-888-332-2243.
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