Diaper Washing_: Cheaper? Environment?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 07, 2007 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Michele for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Question: About environment issues, my husband wondered if it was better with all the soap and energy. He also wondered if it would be cheaper or not?

First, think about the amount of water, bleach and other chemicals used to
make disposables that just get thrown away. Plus all the landfill space
taken up by them, and the untreated human waste waiting to be leached into
our drinking water (do you dump the poop in the toilet with disposables? I
never did)

Yes, you save money! I used disposables on my son for 3 1/4 years until he
trained and we have saved so much money using cloth with our daughter! The
cost of the water and soap is negligable, it's only a few more loads per
week, I found our dishwasher used more water and energy (I stopped using
My husband says, $'s saved? TONS. He also likes the peace of mind that we
are using something more natural than the "high tech chemical crap" (his
in disposables.

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