Why use cloth diapers?
Quality for baby
Convenience for parents
Why use cloth diapers?
The decision to go with cloth diapers or not is a personal one, but one that doesn’t need to be complicated. Most people will already have preconceived notions of where they stand on issues of financial prudence, environmental stewardship, and care for their babies. Once all things are considered, the choice is normally made along four lines: savings, environmental benefits, quality for baby, and convenience for parents.
We live in an age of financial pressures, an age where most families sacrifice something to make ends meet. For Mothers that choose to stay home with their baby, those pressures can become exceedingly stressful. At one of the most beautiful points in our lives, we believe in finding simple solutions to ease a Mother’s ability to stay with her baby. We believe that cloth diapers are one of those simple solutions.
It’s not hard to understand how cloth diapers create savings…you reuse a perfectly good product over and over…rather than use once and throw away. Even if the per unit cost of a single disposable diaper may seem small, consider the sheer number that you will go through until your child is potty trained.
There are four factors that contribute to the return on your investment in cloth diapers: your initial outlay for a complete cloth diaper setup, the length of usage, the number of babies you reuse them on, and whether you choose to invest your savings for your child. We highly recommend you play with the Cloth Diaper Investment Calculator to see what your results may look like.
It may seem hard to believe at first glance, but with the significant savings from cloth diapers, and the power of compounding interest, you could literally parlay cloth diapers into more than $15,000 in college savings for your babies! Once again, we believe there are simple solutions to financial control of our lives, cloth diapers can be one of those.
Today we live in a disposable society. Modern technology, production efficiency, and efficient distribution systems have made products so cheap that people can literally afford to throw them away after only a single use. Plastic drinking bottles, aluminum cans, shopping bags, glass bottles, just to name a few. And to this list, add disposable diapers.
A glowing success of industrial age efficiencies, disposable diapers were introduced to the masses in the sixties and society never looked back…until now. There is a new movement afoot, one that has been gaining popular acceptance, the “Green” movement. In increasing numbers, people are beginning to understand the ramifications of a disposable lifestyle: green house gas buildup, resource depletion, climactic change, and contaminated food and water sources. With the worlds population up over six billion, society is beginning to ask how to create a sustainable future.
Like financial prudence, we believe there are simple decisions we each can make to build a better future for our children and future generations to come. Whether it is driving a more fuel efficient car, reducing electric consumption, or reusing durable products, each of us can make a difference. At GoGo Natural we believe that if we can each do a little…together we can do a lot.
With cloth diapers, you invest in a few days worth of diapers, wash, and re-use over and over again. This eliminates from our landfills the synthetic materials and chemicals that take centuries to break down. In 2004 alone, it is estimated that 18 billion units of disposables were sold just in the U.S. Another consideration few people take into account is that solid waste should never be put into landfills, because it can contaminate water supplies. With cloth diapers, solid waste goes through the sewer system to the appropriate location, waste water treatment facilities.
Simple solutions to complicated problems…that is what we believe in. See how sustainable living can be integrated into your lifestyle today, we think you’ll be surprised that it’s easier than you may think.
Quality for baby:
No Mother wants anything but the best for her baby, which goes without saying. Along that theme, we truly believe that cloth diapers are the best for your baby. Best can be measured in several areas: comfort, health, and potty training.
The natural fiber materials that are used in all of our inserts, diapers, and covers lend themselves to the most comfort for your baby. From the softness of the material, to the breathable absorbency, cloth is your chemical free, premium choice.
Lastly is potty training, something every Mom eagerly anticipates. Disposable diapers have chemical absorbency agents that do a wonderful job of soaking up liquids. So good in fact, your baby won’t notice they are wet until much later, prolonging the learning curve towards potty training. With cloth diapers, your baby feels the discomfort from natural wetting and will learn faster to become potty trained.
Convenience for parents:
Conceptually, most people will never disagree on the merits of cloth diapering. But convenience for parents is where the proverbial “rubber meets the road” and even the best intentioned people can get discouraged. We are here to tell you that cloth diapers are not difficult or burdensome. Three words: Velcro, Snappis, and sprayers.
Unlike the olden days, cloth diapers are now secured either with Velcro systems or with modern rubber Snappi fasteners. No safety pins or complicated fold techniques are required. In fact, the most popular “all in one” diapers go on to the baby exactly the same as disposables, almost like putting on a pair of pants.
But the real concern for everyone is when the diapers are soiled. Soiled diapers fall into one of three categories: wet, wet waste, and solid waste. Wet diapers are simple, just toss into your sealed trash can with pail liner, and wait for wash day. Wet waste is also simple, as it can be washed directly in a washing machine. Until your baby begins on solid food, you will have an easy time of just simply washing the diapers.
Solid waste is the next step as it requires disposal in a toilet first. The big secret here is a diaper sprayer attached to your toilet plumbing. You won’t believe how easy it is to just hold the diaper over the toilet and spray it off. The other upside to solid waste is that by this age, your baby will begin to have fewer movements…most of your diapers will simply be ‘wet’ ones.
After all is said and done, we think you’ll agree that the incremental time added to dealing with cloth diapers is negligible. The benefits will far outweigh the negatives, and you will have joined the ranks of the financially prudent and good environmental stewards GoGo’ing into a natural future!