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Cloth vs Disposable Diapers

  • Date Submitted: 12/02/2012 06:50 PM
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Intro
Years ago virtually every baby in the United States was diapered using cloth diapers.   Then in 1961, Proctor & Gamble introduced Pampers, a convenient single-use diaper.   By the early 90’s approximately 90% of babies in the United States were diapered using single-use disposable diapers.   As landfills become inundated with diapers, environmentalists urge parents to switch back to the reusable cloth diapers.   Today I will attempt to persuade you to switch from those convenient disposable diapers to the more environmentally friendly cloth diapers.   I will address the following areas of health & comfort, design, convenience, price and environment.
Thesis
Cloth diapers to use or not to use that is the question
Audience Significant Statement
This day in age cloth diapering should not only be inexpensive but also as easy and convenient as disposable diapering.
Health & Comfort
Why Cotton?   It’s a matter of Health & Comfort.   The comfort is something you know about from your own clothing.   It stems both from cotton’s soft touch on sensitive skin and from its breathability – which ventilates the skin and helps evaporate the potentially irritating ammonia that starts to form as soon as a baby wets.   As for cotton’s health for babies, it has thousands of years of history behind it.   Cotton is the fabric of choice for use directly on the skin.   Like its comfort, its natural absorbency is the polar opposite of the combination of paper pulp, plastics, and “super-absorbent gelling materials” or AGM in disposables.   AGM is linked to an increase in childhood asthma and a decrease in sperm count among boys according to Tiny Tots diaper service newsletter.
Design
Forget the complicated folds and scary pins that your grandmother had to deal with.   Cloth diapers now come with Velcro or Snap closures.   Bumgenius.com offers a one size fits all cloth diaper design that you can adjust as your baby grows.   It will fit any baby from 8-35 lbs. with its unique...

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