Pros of Reusable Cloth Diapers

(by. Heeyoon Kim)

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  1. It is more environmentally friendly than disposable diapers.
As Katherine wrote on TreeHugger: “The average baby goes through 5,000-8,000 diapers until being toilet-trained. The United States alone produces 18 billion dirty diapers annually, thanks to the eighty percent of parents who use disposables. These 18 billion diapers add up to 82,000 tons of plastic and 1.3 million tons of wood pulp (250,000 trees). After a few hours’ use, they’re tossed into a landfill and left to sit for 200-500 years until they decompose.”
Using reusable diapers can minimize the amount of landfill as well as water and energy uses involving in production.
  1. They will save your money
Until a child is potty trained, disposable diapers cost $1500-$2500+ while cloth diapers cost approx. $300-$500.
  1. They are more comfortable for a baby
They are very soft against skin and reduce allergic skin reaction against the chemicals in disposable diapers.
Also they prevent boy’s testicles from overheating which may be linked to low sperm count in his adulthood.
  1. They are prettier!
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Here is one of reusable diaper brands AppleCheeks. Their trim-fitted cloth diapers are leakproof. Applecheeks products are proudly designed and manufactured in Monteral, Quebec, Canada. Let’s show your child what you stand for!
One Response to “Pros of Reusable Cloth Diapers”
  1. momahony2014 says:

    Good opinion piece HeeYoon and lots of images to illustrate your point. It is good to consider the opposing argument also. In this case the amount of water used during the laundry process. How do we start to compare landfill with water use?

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