Did you know the following facts about diapers?
- Disposable diapers are the third most common consumer product in landfills today.
- A disposable diaper may take up to 500 years to decompose.
- One baby in disposable diapers will contribute at least 1 ton of waste to your local landfill.
- Disposable diapers leave a trail of waste and pollution from manufacturing to disposal- an average of 2.7 tons of non-biodegradable waste each year; not counting the waste produced during their production.
- Disposable diaper packaging instructs caregivers to dump solid waste into the toilet and flush it away, but most people are not aware of that. This means that human fecal matter is going into our landfills where it can leach into groundwater and possibly spread disease.
- Disposable diapers leave a huge burden on future generations as our landfills fill.
- The number of disposable diapers used from birth to potty training is on average about 6,000!
And what about baby?
- Disposable diapers contain chemicals, paper, plastic, and have been reported to cause allergic reactions among other serious health problems in babies.
- Your baby can be sensitive to the ingredients used in disposable diapers.
- Disposable diapers use chemicals in the form of gel crystals that often leak out and sit on your baby’s skin causing irritation or skin burns.
This information came from a wonderful company called Luludew. They are an Organic Diaper Service located here in the Los Angeles area. They offer an array of affordable, smart, easy choices for you and your baby.
I was fortunate enough to meet with the owner, Sandy Barajas, a few months back, and I left our meeting with a new respect for cloth diapering. I, like you I’m sure, had my own ideas and fears surrounding cloth. I imagined being at a restaurant, my baby having a blow out, and me carrying around poop in my purse for the afternoon! However, during our conversation, I expressed all of my concerns with the owner, and to be honest, she had a great answer and solution for each and everyone of them! She has really thought of cloth diapering from a convince standpoint.
Disposable diapers are something that we all know are not the best for the environment. We know this, we want to do something about it, you may even feel bad every time you throw one in the garbage; but you tell yourself “this is just the easiest way.”
But today I am telling you, there may be another way! Go cloth! Just as all fashion trends seems to be making a comeback, lets let our babies butt wear make a comeback too! Its better for mother nature, and I think you will find with research that its better for your baby too.
Heres a video to show you just how easy this really is:
Here are a few resources to help you along the Disposable VS. Cloth journey:
Please Visit Luludew Diaper service and see if consider going cloth is right for you! Your babies bottoms will thank you!!
Another cloth diaper service which has had great reviews is: www.blessedbums.com