RESOURCES FOR CLOTH DIAPERS
Here at Wild Tushies, we know the thought of cloth diapering can be intimidating.
The good news is, cloth diapers have evolved so much from the time of our parents and grandparents. There are many different options to choose from to best suit your needs and preference. They are also easier than ever to use, with many styles being no different than a disposable diaper.
Benefits of cloth diapers:
Cost-effective: This is a big factor for most parents who choose to use cloth diapers. Disposable diapers cost, on average, $800/year whereas a cloth diaper stash can cost as little as $300. Additionally, if you have additional children down the line, you don't have to worry about buying diapers again and your cost is $0 (unless, of course, you just want more cute prints--which is totally understandable!).
Environmental: About 3.5 million TONS of diapers are put into U.S. landfills each year (that's about half ton per baby!). Studies have estimated that it takes approximately 500 years for diapers in landfills to break down, releasing chemicals into the environment as they do.
Health: Although every baby is different, it is argued that cloth diapers minimize rashes, potentially due to fewer chemicals coming in contact with their skin.
Convenience: This point can certainly go both ways. However, having cloth diapers at home does mean that you won't have to make any emergency runs to the store for diapers when you run out!
Potty Training: Babies who use cloth diapers typically potty train much earlier than their disposable-diaper-wearing counterparts, starting at around 11 months.