My sister-in-law is about to have baby No. 2 and has decided this time to try cloth diapers. She’s one of many mothers I know who have gone cloth—and for good reason. Disposable diapers are full of toxins, like Sodium polycarbonate and Tributyl-tin, a pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals. These diapers also frequently contain chemicals called volatile organic compounds that, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, damage to the liver, kidney and central nervous system as well as cancers. Now, that’s no way to treat a baby!
Cloth diapers are safer and cost less. On average, between birth and 3-years old, a child will use 7,000 to 8,000 diapers at about a total of $2,500 to $3,000 per child. In comparison, cloth diapers can cost anywhere from $400 to $800. Try Bummis Tots Bots Easy Fit Pocket Diaper, GroVia or more affordable Econobum.