The Disposable Dilemma
If you’ve wondered “how do cloth diapers work”, you’re not alone. Ever since disposable diapers entered the marketplace, there's been a debate over what should be on Baby's bottom. Let's face it: most families use disposable diapers. So what's the harm? Knowing the pros and cons of disposable diapers vs. cloth diapers can help you realize why so many parents are making the switch to cloth diapers. And why Tidy Tots reusable cloth diapers are the best choice for you and your baby.
The average baby goes through about 6,000 disposables from birth until potty-training. About 4.2 million babies are born in the US each year. If each of those babies wears disposables, we're talking about 25 Billion diapers being tossed into the trash! And let's not forget that those diapers contains untreated waste that really doesn't belong in the trash because it potentially threatens our water supplies. So there's no question that cloth diapers, being reusable, are less wasteful and they spare our landfills.
Do cloth diapers really cost less?
is it true that cloth can save you money as well? If you've done your research, you know that there are many estimates comparing the cost of cloth and disposables, all with slightly different assumptions about usage and pricing. They pretty much come to the same conclusion: cloth diapering is usually less expensive than disposables. And if you use cloth diapers with a second child, the cost savings can be dramatic. In that respect, the Tidy Tots system is like other cloth diapers.
Depending upon how many TidyTots® Diapers you purchase, and how often you decide to launder, the cost will vary. Some families do fine with our Great Start basic set and some extra No Fold Diaperstm and Boosters. Others may want a larger supply. Either way, you don't have to choose between saving the planet and saving your sanity. Tidy Tots® strives to make cloth diapering an accessible, realistic, affordable option for everyone.