(Te New Era of Cloth Diapers, part II)
Cloth diapering is a better choice for baby and Earth.
Each cloth diaper can be used 250 times or more compared to a single use disposable. Over the average 2.5 years a baby is in diapers, up to 6,000 diapers will be consumed. That’s a total cost of $1750 or more! Cloth diapering is notably less expensive. With the use of One Size cloth diapers, the cost drops down to as little as $393 (the current Maui Diaper One Fit pricing).
By purchasing diapers made from organic cotton, hemp and wool, and eco-consciously made fabrics like bamboo and some PUL, even less of a mark is left on our planet. These natural fibers are also non toxic for baby.
What do I need to cloth diaper my baby?
Believe it or not, newborns go through an average of 18 diapers EACH day. Yeah, that’s a lot of pee and poop from those tiny sweet bundles! After the first 3 months, your baby will regulate to need about 12 changes a day. From 9 months on, you probably will just go through 6-9 diapers a day. You’ll want to buy a minimum of 18 diapers to do cloth diapering full time.
(to be continued…)