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USE CLOTH DIAPERS AND SAVE OVER $1000! On average,
spend $2000 on disposable diapers per child. Compare that
average of $300-700 (that includes laundering expenses) for
child's diapering years using cloth diapers. A second and
child will cost much less, as many of the diapers can be
Depending on the diaper system you use you can spend a
or more than the above mentioned amount for your first
USE CLOTH DIAPERS AND REDUCE DIAPER RASH! Diaper
seldom a problem when using cloth diapers. Cloth diapers
breathable and cloth diapered babies are changed more
the diaper starts feeling damp after (on average) 3 hours.
diapers can mask the wetness, therefore child care providers
have no indication of how long the child has been wearing a
or poopy diaper. This, together with the fact that
can become much hotter, allows more rapid bacterial growth
cause diaper rash. If your baby has sensitive skin the
to the chemicals in disposable diapers may also contribute
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE FAST AND EASY TO USE - UNIQUE
SYSTEM! The new styles of cloth diapers now available
easy to use as a disposable. Plus using the Flushable
soft, tissue like piece that you flush down the toilet
the solids) or a Diaper Sprayer, you will never have to dunk or touch a dirty
The added effort of doing two to three additional loads of
per week is worth the many benefits for your child, your
and the environment.
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE COOL & COMFORTABLE FOR BABY!
diapers are soft and comfortable made of natural, chemical
very absorbent fibers. Most diapers are made of cotton.
microfiber or hemp is used. Unlike disposable diapers, cloth diapers
tend to stay cool
even on the hottest summer day. Many modern cloth diapers
use a layer of fleece against the babies skin. This ultra
will keep you baby feeling dry at all times, since it
moisture into the diaper.
POTTY TRAINING IS EASIER WITH CLOTH DIAPERS! On
average, we have found that cloth
diapered children potty train 6 months earlier than
CLOTH DIAPERING FITS ANY LIFESTYLE! Cloth diapering
adapts to fit even the busiest lifestyle or any full time
situation. No more running out in the evening to buy an emergency package of disposable diapers!
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE THAT MAY BE SAFER FOR
SKIN! Cloth diapers don't contain any of the harmful
that disposables tend to be loaded with.
Diapers are better for your baby!|
Your child will spend the first 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years of his
life in diapers. Disposable diapers are an easy way of
but are the possible health hazards these diapers pose worth
Look below at some studies that have been conducted and
MALE INFERTILITY Disposable diapers could be the
cause of the
sharp rise in male infertility over the past 25 years. It is
that disposable diapers heat up boys' testicles to such a
it stops them from developing normally.
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, which is linked to Toxic Shock
and can therefore no longer be used in tampons, is the super
gel in disposable diapers. You can find the little "gel
on the skin of your baby's bottom. It is interesting to note
employees in factories manufacturing sodium polyacrylate have a higher risk of female organ problems, slow healing wounds, fatigue and
TBT (TRIBULYTIN) In May 2000 Greenpeace found TBT in
Baby Dry in Germany. TBT is one of the most toxic substances
made. It harms the immune system and impairs the hormonal
There is speculation that it could cause boys to become
DIOXIN Traces of the carcinogen Dioxin have been
found in disposable
diapers. Dioxin causes liver disease, immune system
genetic damage. It is a byproduct of bleaching with chlorine
is banned in most countries. Unfortunately, the USA still
ASTHMA In 1998 a study showed that childhood
including asthma, might be linked to inhaling the mixture of
emitted from disposable diapers.
UTI INFECTIONS IN BABY GIRLS also seem on the rise
increased use of disposable diapers. This could be due to longer time periods between changes.
Diapers are better for the Environment!|
Every child adds a minimum of 6500 disposable diapers (30%
is non biodegradable) to our landfills. Included in the
are many pounds of raw fecal matter. Viruses found in the
can pose a threat to our water supplies and wildlife, by
through cracks that sometimes develop in landfills. If you read the disposable diaper packaging, it often says you should remove solid waste from the diaper before disposing. Do you know anyone who actually does that?
The manufacturing of disposable diapers poses another threat
environment, requiring large quantities of wood pulp (trees)
complex chemical substances, which leave behind many harmful
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