What is in disposable diapers?

As the cloth diaper world has developed beyond diaper services, prefolds, and diaper covers and into modern cloth diapers, we’ve learned a great deal about how the disposable diaper companies work, how they market, how they became what they are today, what they tell consumers, how they lobby, what they don’t tell you… and why. Disposable diaper […]

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How To Safely Diaper A Baby

Diaper need is a silent epidemic in the United States. According to a recent study by Huggies, one in three families are forced to choose between household necessities and diapers. Diapers are one of the most expensive costs associated with raising a baby. No government assistance exists to help families in need with the cost […]

Cloth diapers cost less than disposables, but is that enough?

One of the most oft quoted arguments in favor of cloth diapering is based purely in dollars saved per child wearing cloth diapers. Most experts agree cloth diapers are less expensive than disposable diapers. The amount saved varies by source but usually ranges from $1200 – $2000 per child, assuming two years of use. For […]

The DIAPER Act (HR 3134) Supports Cloth Diapers

On October 6th, Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro introduced the DIAPER Act (HR 3134), a bill designed to provide diapers to families using subsidized childcare. To receive subsidized child care, you must be working or going to school. Childcare providers require that you provide diapers for your baby. Diapers are expensive. Unfortunately, it is impossible to […]

Almost Free Diapers – How to diaper your baby when you can’t afford disposable diapers or cloth diapers

Over the weekend, a customer shared with us this news report from Manhattan’s NY1: High Cost Of Diapers Forces Some Parents Into Risky Practices. It breaks my heart because I personally know what it feels like to have to choose food OR diapers. When my husband and I started Cotton Babies, we were living on […]