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Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. It is banned in most countries, but not the U.S..
Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill.
A disposable diaper is used once and tossed into the garbage can (then buried in a landfill). It’s estimated to take 250-500 years for disposable diapers to decompose in a landfill.
The manufacture and use of disposable diapers amounts to 2.3 times more water wasted than cloth.
Over 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum feedstocks and 20 pounds of chlorine are used to produce disposable diapers for ONE baby EACH YEAR.
Companies have recently come out with bamboo, biodegradable or compostable disposable diapers, which do have less environmental impact. However, if you're tossing the diapers in the trash then they won't be composted or be in the right environment to biodegrade properly. Not to mention all of the water and trees that still go into something that a child wears for maybe 2 hours.
Cloth Diapers are the most environmentally friendly diapering option available. Cloth diapering saves thousands of pounds of non-biodegradable waste from entering landfills where they would sit for over 500 years.
Diaper Covers come in an array of colorful patterns and prints that are sure to melt your heart.
Cotton diapers allow your baby's skin to breathe with layers of soft, absorbent cotton leading to fewer diaper rashes.
Cotton diapers and covers will last years and multiple children. They can be reused 50 to 200 times before being turned into rags.
Cotton diapers don’t contain chemicals. Disposable diapers contain traces of toxins. Having those chemicals touching your baby’s skin 24/7 is not a comforting thought.
Cloth diapers contain the mess better. Some mothers who use cloth diapers insist that the infamous disposable diaper “blowout” doesn’t happen as often.
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