Cloth diapering is slowly but surely becoming a more popular choice for parents in the United States. Although the majority of parents still use disposable diapers, concerns about the environment, as well as other factors, have spurred public interest in alternatives to disposable diapers.
The benefits of cloth diapering are numerous and significant. Many people are surprised to find that they prefer cloth over disposables. Listed below are just a few of the reasons why people choose cloth diapers.
- Cloth diapers are far better for the environment than disposables. The average child will use more than 6,000 diapers from birth to potty training. Imagine filling a truck with 6,000 diapers and then dumping them all into a landfill. Now imagine that those diapers contain human waste, and you can really get a feel for how damaging disposable diapers are to our environment.
- Cloth diapers are very affordable. While the upfront costs can be high, depending on what diapering options you select, you can potentially save thousands of dollars by using cloth diapers instead of disposables.
- Cloth diapers provide a safe alternative to chemical-ridden disposable diapers. Disposable diapers contain many chemicals that are potentially harmful to your child, including dioxins, which have been linked to many long-term health issues. In fact, according to the website Livestrong.com, research indicates that "disposable diapers should be considered to be a factor that may cause or worsen childhood asthma and respiratory problems."
- Cloth diapers make for much cuter baby pictures. It may sound silly, but with all the bright colors and fun prints that cloth diapers come in, you may find that they make for better pictures. Case in point, my own son, pictured below in his Grinch diaper. You cannot tell me this picture would be quite the same with a disposable diaper.
If you think you can't afford the upfront cost of cloth diapering, consider this. At Stella's Baby Boutique, we offer a package that is designed to allow you to cloth diaper your child from birth to potty training for less than $100. This is the cheapest way to cloth diaper your baby that we offer. It includes daily use diapers, overnight diapers, and an informational packet that teaches users how to use the diapers in this package to full advantage.
Our mission is to make sure that anyone who wants to cloth diaper can do so. Please contact