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"You are such a wonderful company.  I was a newbie to cloth 6 months ago and every time I have needed help, you have been there.  Even now... I can call and you patiently help me with whatever I ask.  You take time for the customer and so many companies don't do that any more.  You are definitely a company that I have recommended and will continue to recommend to others for all their baby needs.  Thanks so much Jillian's Drawers."


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1. Cloth Diapers: Fact vs. Fiction

To learn more about advantages of cloth diapers and the health risks and environmental impact of disposable diapers, click here.

Fiction Fact

Cloth diapers are hard to care for

Cloth diapers are so easy to care for

Perhaps cloth diapers were hard to care for at one time. But modern cloth diapers are so easy - with inventions like the Mini-Shower and flushable liners, the rewards are worth the little bit of extra work.

Cloth diapers leak

Cloth diapers leak less than disposables

Old cloth diapers and poorly designed covers definitely leaked. But modern cloth diapers actually leak less than disposables! Did you know that many moms actually switch to cloth diapers because they were fed up with disposables leaking? Yes, it's true!

Cloth diapers will give
my baby diaper rash

Cloth diapers minimize diaper rash

The rate of diaper rash has increased from 7% to over 78% since 1955, comparable with the increased rate of disposable diaper use. The chemicals, ultra-absorbent gels, and the formation of ammonia associated with disposables are the culprit. We have met many moms who finally switched to cloth diapers specifically to help their baby's bottom heal. Of course, they never turned back!

Cloth diapers require
dunking in the toilet

Cloth diapers are easy to clean

There are two wonderful inventions that eliminate dunking your cloth diapers in the toilet: a Mini-Shower and flushable liners. The poop of exclusively breastfed babies is actually water-soluble: so, while your baby is an infant, just drop the diaper in your diaper pail and let your washing machine do the work during the initial rinse. After your baby starts solids, you can use a biodegradable, flushable liner. Just pull the liner out of the diaper and drop it into your toilet! In between these times, when your baby is just starting solids, the Mini-Shower makes cleaning easier.

Cloth diapers are expensive

Cloth diapers can save you thousands of dollars

Depending on which cloth diapering system you decide to use, you can save approximately $1,500 per child. If you decide to use the same cloth diapers for two children, you can save $4,000!

Cloth diapers require pins

No diaper sold on our site requires pins

That's right! Gone are the days of sticking you or your baby with a pin! Yikes, who would want that? Modern cloth diapers use snaps, Velcro/Aplix, or a wonderful new invention created by a dad: a  Snappi!

It's debatable whether cloth
diapers are really better
for the environment

Cloth diapers are best for the environment - hands down!

We are aware that early studies of cloth diapers and disposables indicated that cloth diapers pollute just as much as disposables. These early studies were funded by disposable diaper companies. Recent studies done by independent researchers indicate that without a doubt, cloth diapers are better for the environment.

Review of Studies:

Disposable Nappies: A Case Study in Waste Prevention, Women's Environmental Network, 2003.

"Thus the Landbank study shows that disposable nappies use 3.5 times as much energy, 8 times as much non-regenerable raw materials and 90 times as much renewable material as reusable nappies. They produce 2.3 times as much waste water and 60 times as much solid waste, and require between 4 and 30 times as much land for growing natural materials as reusable nappies.  Landbank also showed that both systems used similar amounts of fossil fuel energy."

Getting to the Bottom of Nappy Rash, The British Journal of General Practice, 1997.

"Disposable nappies give little protection" ...against diaper rash.

Acute Respiratory Effects of Diaper Emissions, Anderson Laboratories, Inc., 1999.

"The results demonstrate that some types of disposable diapers emit mixtures of chemicals that are toxic to the respiratory tract. Disposable diapers should be considered as one of the factors that might cause or exacerbate asthmatic conditions."

Scrotal Temperature is Increased in Disposable Plastic Lined Nappies, Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, 2000.

"Male reproductive health has deteriorated in recent decades. It is proposed that increased testicular temperature in early childhood, due to the use of modern disposable plastic lined nappies (diapers), could be an important factor contributing to this decline...  This study shows that scrotal temperature, which closely reflects testicular temperature, is increased in boys wearing disposable plastic lined nappies. The physiological testicular cooling mechanism is blunted and often completely abolished during plastic nappy use."