Many people have asked us why we cloth diaper Monkey, so I thought I would share why we decided to go with cloth over disposables.
When I started to look into cloth diapering it was mostly for environment reasons. I hated the thought that the diapers we were going to use on Monkey would still be around when my Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchildren are born.
Here are some facts on disposable diapers
- The average baby will require between 5000-7000 diaper changes in the first two years of life
- In Canada 4,000,000 diapers are thrown out EACH DAY
- It can take over 500 years for a disposable diaper to break down
- And I am not crazy about the idea of my son wearing a diaper made with countless chemicals (dioxins and phthalates – no thank you!), plastics, glues and adhesives.
Loving the airplanes from Bumblebaby Diapers
And if they make such cute diapers for boys, you can imagine how cute the girls diapers are…
I think my next purchase is going to be a Canada Day diaper for Monkey (if I can find one!) – because every little boy needs a Canada day cloth diaper
If you cloth diaper, why did you decide to start?