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What size should I order?
As all babies are shaped differently, this is just a general guide as to which size to choose. Should you be concerned about ordering the wrong size, please contact me and we can discuss your needs.
Sized or One-Size diapers?
There are lots of questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to go with sized or one-size diapers or a combination of the two.
Do you have more than one child in diapers?
Are you planning more children in the future?
What age is your child currently?
Is your child on the high or low end of the growth charts?
How important for you is a trim fit on a small baby?
In general, the sized diapers are much more trim fit on smaller babies while one-size diapers will fit babies from about 10-35 lbs and are great if you have more than one child in diapers at a time.
Why should I consider using cloth?
It's better for the environment
On average, a baby will use 6000 disposable diapers over the 3 years he/she is in diapers. Imagine that pile of diapers sitting in YOUR backyard! Every day Canadians throw 4 MILLION diapers into landfills!
It takes an equivalent of 20 trees to diaper one baby for two years. Some studies indicate 98% of babies are in disposable diapers, that requires 50 million trees to be cut down annually to produce disposable diapers. The wood used is not the only material needed to make the diapers, each baby also requires 50 pounds of petroleum and 20 pounds of chlorine to produce their diaper supply for one year. I have read estimates that it could take 250 to 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose.
It's better for my baby
When you use cloth, you have control over what touches your baby's sensitive skin, no harsh chemicals, absorbent gels or baby powder scents.
It has been suggested that the chemicals used in disposable diapers can lead to asthma. Although sodium polyacrylate was removed from tampons because of toxic shock syndrome, it still remains in our babies’ diapers for absorbency. The bleaching agent used for the wood pulp is called Dioxin and is very toxic. It is considered a carcinogen and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) says Dioxin is the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. Another chemical used in the disposables is Tributyl Tin, it is an environmental pollutant. This toxin is known to cause hormonal issues in humans and animals.
Cloth diapers may also help baby potty learn sooner as he/she is more aware of being wet.
Consider the numbers:
Costs of disposables:
1st year: average of 10 changes a day (using $.26 per diaper) = $950
2nd year: average of 8 changes per day (using $.35 per diaper)= $1022
3rd year: average of 6 changes per day (using $.40 per diaper)= $875
Total for the three = $2847!!!
Costs of cloth:
24 sized diapers x $22 = $528 x 3 sizes = $1584 (but remember that some babies never need a size large and that many families can make do with less than 24 diapers) ~ A savings of $1263!
24 one-sized diapers x $26 = $624 ~ A savings of $2223!
These diapers can then be used for subsequent children or sold to recoup some of the cost! The one-size diapers are also useful if you have more than one child in diapers at a time. Even considering the costs of doing laundry into the equation, the savings are considerable!