Why use Cloth?
Why Should I cloth diaper?
There are several reasons why you will want to use cloth diapers on your baby.
Cloth diapering is hands down much cheaper than using disposable diapers. The average family spends about $1,000 a year on disposable diapers and wipes. Most of those kids will not potty train until they are 3, so the cost for one child in disposables is $3,000. You can spend as little as $300 with cloth diapers.
Cloth diapering is much better for the environment. Each year, 25 billion disposable diapers go into landfills. Each diaper can take hundreds of years to decompose. The untreated waste placed in landfills by dirty disposable diapers is also a possible danger to contaminating ground water. One baby using disposable diapers contributes 2 tons of garbage to landfills.
Disposable diapers are full of chemicals. TBT (tri butyl tin) is one of the most harmful pollutants ever made and it is found in both the inner and outer layers of some disposable diapers. The gel take makes disposables absorbent is sodium polyacrylate crystals and was banned for use in tampons for causing toxic shock syndrome. Dioxin is present in bleached disposables. Dioxin is a highly toxic carcinogen and endocrine disrupter. There are also studies that are reporting a link to asthma with disposable diapers.