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The cost of cloth diapers- a choice to consider – by Alison Manes

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 30-09-2008

Families are discovering that the new generation of cloth diapers are easy on our babies, our planet, and our wallets. Having evolved considerably from the days of pins and plastic pants, reusable cloth diapers provide a healthy, economical, and environmentally-friendly alternative. A variety of options now include pocket diapers (an attached diaper inner, skin layer, attached to an outer shell that can be customized with “stuffins” of choice) all in ones (which is exactly as the name implies; it has all of the components needed for diapering in one product, including an absorbent inner and waterproof outer); as well as prefolds and fitted diapers (diapering “inners” that need an outer waterproof cover or wrap).

The cost of diapers are more then the retail price.

In our stagnant economy, it makes sense to use cloth diapers. The initial investment may be a deterrent for some families but when you take a look at the overall savings, cloth diapers are highly cost effective.

* Disposable diapers average $1167/year, $3500/ three years

* A diaper service averages $800/year.

* Purchasing and laundering 20 cloth diapers (3 washes per week) averages $634/one year, $1102/three years.

* Cloth diapers can be passed down, saving upwards of $1500 per child.

Compare the cost of diapering options at http://www.diaperpin.com/calculator/calculator.asp

Alison Manes is the mother of six, and the co-founder of Go Green Sustainable Industries, LLC. Alison won Tucson’s Business Woman of the Year award from the American Business Women’s Association in 2003 for her marketing work. Go Green Sustainable Industries, LLC, manufacturers a new sustainable diapering system using organic and recycled fabrics. Go Green Sustainable Industries, LLC, is committed to manufacturing sustainable products made in the USA. You can view LolliDoo® Diapers at www.lollidoo.com. You can also view Alison’s blog at http://earthymommaodyssey.blogspot.com/.