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3 Common Myths of Cloth Diapers

3 Common Myths of Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapers are Messy

We here this one a lot, of course it’s messy, it’s a dirty diaper after all. BUT cloth diapers can be so much more clean than a disposable, and we mean in more than just the ingredient list.

  1. Fewer Blowouts. Granted babies are messy, but you can guarantee cloth diapers can hold in even the messiest of BMs.
  2. The Diaper Service does the dirty work for you! No rinsing, scraping or worrying about the mess yourself. If you wash at home, we can’t promise it won’t be messy at times.
  3. Diaper can serve as a wipe as well, reducing the need for as many wipes.

Cloth Diapering isn’t actually a good environmental choice

Research is minimal in the department to compare energy and water resources for disposable, single-use plastic vs. textile manufacturing. At our diaper service we source bamboo/cotton, and microfiber blends of all in ones; and only utilize organic cotton for our prefolds.

It’s best to look at the life cycles of single-use plastic vs. cloth diapers. Cloth diapers in our service handle +70 washes, nearly 2 years at least of washing; after they are diapers we send them off to be rags for cleaning companies and metal platers. After another MANY years, the cotton can be compost. A closed loop!

At best, a single use-plastic diaper can be worn once, tossed in a plastic bag to see 500+ years of time in a landfill.

**There are companies doing better for diaper ingredients & end of life-compostablity! Check out NEST, Green Diaper Babies does carry their certified compostable plant based single-use paper diaper.

Cloth Diapering is Very Difficult

At Green Diaper Babies we make diapering incredibly easy. We pick up the diapers, drop off clean folded ones to your doorstep weekly. We provide all the videos, support, and customer service to join you on the few year journey of diapering! Our diapers have been tested on hundreds of babies and we know what works.

Diapers will need to be changed inevitably 7-12 times per day. With our service you can 1) skip the store, 2) never run out of diapers, 3) and take out the trash less!

Cloth Diapering is Very Difficult

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