Cloth diapering has been a hit since the dawn of modern civilization! Once touted for its ease of use (we’re talking flats, pins, plastic pants) and affordability, now beloved in parenting circles for its micro carbon foot print, fashion forward design and health of your baby bundle.
There are so many benefits to using cloth diapers compared to using disposable, including environmental, cost effectiveness, and benefits for the baby.
Let’s start with environmental:
On average, babies use over 5,000 disposable diapers between the time they are born and the time they are potty trained. Each year in the United States and Canada alone, 20 million disposable diapers are disposed of in landfills, disposable diapers take anywhere from 250 to 500 years to decompose. In addition to the negative impact disposable diapers have on our landfill system, they take roughly 286 pounds of plastic, 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum and 20 pounds of water to provide a single child with enough diapers for a single year. Disposable diapers also use 37% more water than cloth diapers! You can read more about these studies here!
Now let’s chat financials!
It’s the twenty-first century in Boulder, Colorado, let’s face it- the cost of living is high and the cost to raise a kiddo is even higher. The financial benefits come pretty naturally when using cloth diapers because you need LESS and are reusing them. On average using disposables on your little bundle runs in the $2000 to $3500 per 2.5 years of diapering. While, cloth diapers run anywhere from $500 for all prefolds to $1500 for All-In-Ones (these prices don’t include the energy, water, soaps & time to wash your diapers) to wash your own diapers, cloth diapering services in the Boulder area that are reasonably priced and save you time and energy by washing, drying, delivering, and picking up the diapers FOR you. (By the way, we are a cloth diapering service, too!)
Baby matters most…
We all know that the most important factor when it comes to making diapering choices is your little bundle! By choosing cloth diapers you are creating a greener, cleaner Earth for your baby to grow up on. You are reducing your bundles encounters with carcinogens that seep into their bodies. You are also decreasing the chances of diaper rash, allergic reactions, and long term negative effects of disposable diapers.
So, congratulations on your little bundle! Enjoy the beauty, simplicity and eco-friendly benefits of cloth diapering. The cloth diapering community, here at Bundle, is available to you, to help you and your family, as you grow!