The Practical Doula - Let's Talk Cloth Diapers!
I spent some time with my dear friend and Doula Daughter, Maggie Gentilini, of My Little Dragonfly Birth Doula and Photography Services. She and I got to chatting about Cloth Diapering and in the middle of it all we decided to do a video. Maggie has learned a ton about what has worked for her and what hasn't. She is a Practical Mama which makes her a perfect connection for the goal of this blog. If you live in the Charlotte NC area, be sure to check out Maggie @ www.mylittledragonfly.com
Keep it practical.. Keep it easy... And keep it real.
3 Benefits of Cloth Diapering vs Disposables
1) COST SAVINGS
The cost of cloth diapers is significantly lower than the cost of disposables. Diapering a child in generic disposables costs over $1,400 over 2.5 years. With some premium earth-friendly options, this cost can go to almost $2,500. A full time cloth diapering system can cost as little as $300.
2) ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Each year enough disposable diapers are thrown away to circle the planet Earth 90 times. 20 billion diapers are thrown away every year in the United States alone. When a family chooses to use cloth diapers they choose the peace of mind that comes from eliminating over 6,000 diapers per child from our landfills.
3) HEALTHY BUMS
The health concerns that many cloth diapering parents associate with disposable diapers have to do with exposure to chemicals that are used in the manufacturing of disposable diapers and skin sensitivities. The chemical dioxin is used in the production of disposable diapers, and is a known carcinogen.Families who look to reduce overall exposure to chemicals in their families’ environment choose cloth diapers for this peace of mind.
I hope that you all enjoy and get some tips that will work for you. At the end of the day, it's what fits your family best that matters. Below are some links and resources on where to order cloth diapers, covers, snipes and diaper sprayers.
CLOTH DIAPERING RESOURCES
If you are considering cloth diapers for your child please visit this amazing website GREEN MOUNTAIN DIAPERS to learn how to cloth diaper and tips for keeping your cloth diapers clean and long lasting. Below are some brands that I LOVE and as an amazon affiliate I get a little cash money for pointing you in the right direction. Happy shopping!
THIRSTIES DIAPER COVERS
WITH THESE YOU STILL NEED A CLOTH INSERT
NO CLOTH INSERT NEEDED -