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Free Diapers

Real cloth diaper facts. No drama, no spin. Just reliable studies on cloth diapers and the implications for your baby.

Why choose cloth diapers? Cloth diapers are soft against your baby’s skin. Cloth diapers are also free of the many chemicals contained in disposable diapers. Our common sense tells us that cloth diapers are the ultimate in recycling because they are used again and again, not entering a landfill until they are nothing but rags. Of course, most of us want more than just a common-sense approach. We want facts. Here are a few well-documented facts to help inform your choice.

  • Diapers in cloth and the environment
  • Cloth diapers, dryness, and diaper rash
  • Disposable diapers vs Cloth: cost
  • Diapers and health

 

 

 Details

First of all the most common reason for diaper rash is excessive moisture against the skin. Furthermore newborns should be changed every hour and older babies every 3-4 hours, no matter what kind of diaper they are wearing. In addition at least half of all babies will exhibit rash at least once during their diapering years. Diaper rash was almost unheard of before the use of rubber or plastic pants in the 1940s. Finally there is no significant difference between cloth and disposables when it comes to diaper rash.

The Need

What are the consequences of diaper need? One in three families suffers from diaper need in the U.S.  Based on present funding in NYS and many other areas in the United States, diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps. Therefore babies who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to increased health risks and concerns. Diaper need creates additional stress and concern to the family as well. Most child care centers, even free and subsidized facilities, require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers; therefore, many parents cannot go to work or school if they cannot leave their babies at child care.

 

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