Why you should consider cloth diapers
an in depth look
Cloth Diapers Save Money
One in three US families struggles with the cost of diapers having to make a tough choice between food and diapers. However, laundering a load of cloth diapers can be very inexpensive, and the savings over time is significant. This savings is even more impressive when the same diapers are handed down to younger children. Read more on washing and care of cloth diapers.
Cloth Diapers are Easy to Use
Modern cloth diapers can be as simple as using a disposable. With sewn-in absorbent inners, waterproof outers, and velcro tabs, many are a snap for even daycares or secondary caregivers to use without special instructions. Read more about the variety of modern cloth diapers available.
Cloth Diapers for Sensitive Skin
Many of the families we serve have switched to cloth due to their child’s sensitivity to disposable diapers. With so many different fabric choices, some stay-dry, some natural bamboo, hemp, or cotton, there’s something for even the most sensitive skin with cloth.
Cloth Diapers are Reusable
Many cloth diapers fit from 8lbs to 35lbs. That means that once a family has a set of cloth diapers to use, they don’t need to continue getting diaper donations every week. The versatility of cloth also allows families to use the same diapers for multiple children, lessening the impact of the initial investment. In our experience, single cloth diaper can easily replace 1,000 disposables before it’s completely worn out.
Cloth Diaper are Green
We take pride in accepting donations of cloth diapers, saving these reusable items from the landfill and passing them on to those who need them. Even once completely worn out, a cloth diaper will compost in a landfill over a matter of months, as opposed to centuries.
Cloth diapers don’t have to be all-or-nothing
While some families choose to use cloth or disposables full time, there are many families who use both! Some cloth families prefer to use disposables at night, or when out and about, or at daycare, or just when they want a break from laundry! That’s okay! Cloth isn’t an exclusive club, we promise!
At the end of the day, we realize that cloth diapering may not be the best choice for every family, but we think every family, regardless of their income, should be able to make the choice of what’s best for them. We strive to provide both the knowledge and support to make cloth a possibility. We believe in whatever gives a family financial freedom, whatever gives them the most quality time with their little ones, and whatever helps them rest easy at night, knowing that their baby is clean and healthy. Our biggest goal is to help put diapers on babies.