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Barring the simple comfort of cotton versus plastic and the moment of bonding shared each time you spend a minute changing your baby's diaper here are


Some Facts...


Diaper Rash

 The Journal of Pediatrics did a study; reporting that 54% of one-month old babies using disposable diapers had rashes, 16 % having severe rashes.


 A survey of the study done by Proctor and Gamble themselves reported that disposable wearing babies at one month old had a

71% chance of having diaper rash.

In contrast, cloth diaper wearers have a 6 .1% chance.


Cloth diapers allow air flow to keep your babies bottom breathing! (Unchanged cloth or poorly cleaned cloth may also cause rashes.)


Chemical Contact

 Sodium Polyacrylate, found in almost all disposables(even unbleached), has been banned from use in tampons due to Toxic Shock Syndrome, allergic reactions, and is very harmful and potentially lethal to pets. It is the super absorbent gel that eludes to dryness in your babies diaper. When using disposables it is recommended to find a diaper that uses cotton as the filler.

The dyes and Dioxin (a by-product from bleaching), according to The Environmental Protection Agency, causes damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, immune system, liver, reproductive organs, and numerous others.


Dioxin is also a known high carcinogen.


Potty Training

 Most parents of cloth diapered children report early potty training (up to 1 1/2 years earlier). The absorbent gel in disposables masks the feeling of wetness even though they still are in contact with urine; making it harder for them to recognize their bodies signals.


A diaper should be changed at least every two hours whether it is cloth or disposable due to bacteria growth.


Land Fill

In a house with disposable wearing child, it is estimated that 50% of their waste is diapers. Disposables rate as the third largest contributor to landfill consumption.


5 million tons of excrement and waste travel in dirty diapers to enter the landfill and contaminate our groundwater.

Over 18 billion diapers enter the landfills each year in the United States alone! 





Some lay claims to the fact that water use outweighs the benefits of these findings, yet the water used to wash one families diapers for the week is equivalent to a few flushes of the toilet; or simply the clothes that will be washed each week.Compare a little water to the resources used to process an individual disposable diaper.. .Every year approximately 80,000 pounds of plastic and 200,000 trees a year are used in the manufacturing of disposables for American babies alone. Bleach, water, chemicals, transportation...etc...


Please do some research of your own and make your own conclusions.