Why Go Cloth?
There are many truly excellent reasons to cloth diaper your youngster. At the end of the day, however, only you can decide whether cloth diapers are right for your family. To help you make the most educated decision, we have compiled a list of reasons to go cloth. As always, please contact us if you have any questions about this page or any other section of our website. We are here to help!
Great Reason #1: The Health of Your Baby
Our modern reusable diapers are made from 100% cotton or hemp. They are soft and cushy against your baby’s skin. No fragrances, chemicals, dyes, or other skin irritants. Cloth diapers also allow for air flow which all but eliminates diaper rash in most babies. Disposable diapers contain some nasty chemicals such as dioxin (a carcinogenic by-product of the bleaching process), sodium polyacrylate (a super absorbent gel similar to a substance in tampons found to cause toxic shock syndrome), and Tributyl-tin (a toxic substance known to cause hormonal problems in humans). All these nasty chemicals will be up next to your baby's sensitive skin for at least two years. 100% cotton or hemp means they are all-natural so you can be worry free about your baby being exposed to any of the health problems associated with the chemicals found in the majority of single use diapers.
Great Reason #2: Convenience
Imagine clean, fresh diapers delivered to your home each week. No running to the store because you are almost out, no additional loads of laundry, and no extra trash to take out. Use our service and diapers will be delivered to your door each week without fail. You don’t even need to be home. You will never be without as many diapers as you need to take care of your baby. You enjoy the benefits of modern reusable diapers, WE do the dirty work! Ivy's Diaper Service will provide you with cloth diapers, wash them for you, and deliver them to your home each week. We take care of everything! No washing, dunking, rinsing, or swirling necessary! Just put the dirty diapers in the waterproof bag we provide and forget about them until delivery day. We will do the rest. It really is the most convenient way to diaper!
Great Reason #3: The Environment
Everyone knows “going green” is all the rage right now. But if you sit down and do the research, you will find behaving in an environmentally responsible way is in your child, your grandchild, and your great grandchild’s best interest. If you decide to cloth diaper your baby, you will prevent one half-ton of untreated waste PER YEAR from entering our landfills. Conventional disposable diapers are made out of plastic. Plastic does not break down. A plastic disposable diaper will sit in a landfill for the next 250-500 years - we hope. To be honest, no one knows how long it will take a disposable diaper to break down because the very first one has yet to do so. Cloth diapers can be washed and reused as many as 200 times before being retired for use as cleaning rags and will never end up in a landfill.
Great Reason #4: It's Cheaper!
We’ve found that nothing helps our case more than cold, hard numbers, so here goes. Let’s assume for our purposes that disposable diapers cost 30 cents each (that’s an average; some cost more, some cost less). That's like throwing 30 cents in the trash every time you change a diaper. With our standard service, you can receive 100 diapers for $24.00 per week. That's just 24 cents a diaper. Our Dalmatian service rings in at 17 cents per diaper which is truly cheaper than any brand of disposables we've found on the market. In addition, due to disposables and products such as Pull-Ups and other disposable training pants options, children are potty training later and later. The average age is now almost 3 years old! The average cloth diapered baby potty trains at about 2 years old. That translates into a significant cost savings over the long run. Curious about potty training? Look at Great Reason #5.
Great Reason #5: Potty Train Earlier
Disposable diapers use an absorbent gel that soaks up the urine in diapers and holds it away from baby’s skin. You may think this is a good thing, but it’s really not for a variety of reasons. Besides all of the harsh chemicals which are inside that absorbent gel, when it comes time to potty train, your child has no idea WHY when she wears disposables. If your baby can't feel when she's wet, why would she have any incentive at all to learn to use the potty? With cloth diapers your child is able to understand the cause and effect relationship, which helps teach your baby faster. Your toddler will receive instant biofeedback when she wets her diaper which makes potty training much easier. Cloth diapered babies potty train an average of six months earlier than babies in disposable diapers.
Great Reason #6: Support Your Local Economy
Our cloth diaper service is a small, local business located right here in Charlotte. When you use our service you are doing your part to help boost our local economy. Disposables, on the other hand, funnel money out of state and do nothing to help Charlotte.
Now watch our How To Fold Video and let us show you how easy it has become to use cloth diapers!