Comfort and Health
Would you rather have the soft feel of cotton against your skin or the cold, sterile feel of plastic? Cotton diapers breathe naturally, have lower incidence of diaper rash and just feel better than disposable diapers.
In 1955, before modern disposable diapers it was estimated that 7% of babies and toddlers had diaper rash. In 1991, long after plastic disposable diapers dominated the market, the number jumped to 78%.
A cloth diaper is 100% natural cotton. By contrast, an average disposable diaper contains a complex combination of heavily treated paper pulp, polyethylene (plastics), glues, dyes, synthetic perfumes, and the absorbent chemical sodium polyacrylate.
Every year over 18,000,000,000 diapers are thrown into landfills. That is over 3.4 million tons of plastic, paper and tape filling up our landfills.
The choice of cloth diapers helps relieve pressure on our working forests and the world’s fossil fuel supply. One child in disposable diapers will require 20 trees, 420 gallons of petroleum and generate one ton of garbage. Single-use diapers represent between 2% to 4% of solid waste in our nation’s landfills and the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane from landfills are major contributors to Global Warming. It takes up to 500 years for a single-use diaper to decompose. That means every disposable diaper ever made is still in a landfill somewhere!
With all the responsibilities of being a new parent, going to the store to pick up disposable diapers shouldn’t be one of them. Let Do Good Diapers do the dirty work. You can pick up and drop off cloth diapers right at your door step. You don’t even have to be there when we come by!
Even better many parents report faster potty training! Since your little one feels it when they are wet they are able to better understand the cause of their discomfort more quickly. Imagine how much time and money you can save by having your child use a toilet earlier. Not to mention bragging rights!
Ask any economically savvy parent how to save money with a baby, and almost always they’ll mention cloth diapers. Savings estimates range from $1,000 to $2,000 over a three-year period depending on whether the diapers are laundered at home or with a service and the age their child is potty trained.