When disposable diapers are really made for simple easy convenience, why would anyone choose cloth diapers? Well, my dear friend, let me tell you why.
While we could look at loads (no pun intended) of depressing data out there about diapers and landfills, let’s keep it light. Disposable diapers are big and bulky and quickly fill up your garbage can-you know where that’s headed. If you’re trying to cut down on the waste your household produces, this is a pretty easy place to start with an infant.
Your baby already needs diapers and you already do baby laundry, so nothing new there. You already pack diapers in your bag as you head out the door with little babe, so again, nothing different to your routine. You already buy diapers, so the biggest shift will be to stop buying diapers every week and instead invest in a set of diapers to reuse, or use a monthly subscription like ours.
So, you’re starting to feel pretty good about reducing your waste, let’s keep this feel-good ball rolling. Just what you were waiting for…let’s talk money.
Does less diapers into the garbage can really equal less money thrown away? It absolutely does. Disposable diapers for one baby will cost roughly $70 a month and $840 a year (1), including hidden costs such as paying for disposal. While the entry point to buying cloth diapers may be a similar monthly cost at the beginning- reusable diapers are a one-time purchase. Even after calculating the cost of washing your reusable diapers, you and your wallet are still winning! And bonus, if you have multiple children, nieces, nephews, or friends with babies, you can continue to reuse those same diapers!
Switching to reusable diapers is an easy one to make, it’s better for the Earth and your wallet. Check out our diapers and we can help you get started on that switch today.
- The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). 2019. 2019 Annual Survey of National Diaper Bank Network Members.Accessed 04 September 2022. https://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/ndbn-annual-member-survey/