Are you unsure about cloth diapering? You're not sure if you want to invest in a full set of diapers before getting to know what they're all about. Or maybe you are sure, but you're overwhelmed by all the different styles and don't which to choose. How do you know what style you're going to like when you've never used cloth diapers before?! You want to cloth diaper from the beginning, and you know you want the best possible fit from the best diapers around. What's a person to do? Drum roll please!
Today we are officially introducing our brand NEW Cloth Diaper Trial Program and Newborn Rental Program. The answer to all of the questions above and more.
You don't have to make a financial commitment to cloth diapering right away. The cost for both programs is pretty much the same as you would pay for disposables!
You don't have to choose which styles you should get. You'll get a variety of each kind of our most reliable, Canadian-made diapers we have in the shop!
You don't have to buy diapers that fit for a short period of time if you're not sure if you'll use them again. Rent them instead and get the best fit for the tiniest of bums!
You don't have to worry about how many, or what kind of diapers or accessories to buy right away. We give you EVERYTHING you need to cloth diaper full time, including ongoing support! Newborns have teeny tiny bladders and digestive tracts that are processing a liquid only diet. This means they require more frequent changes. Using disposables for that first month or two means the $$$ adds up FAST.
Over the course of a young one's diapering life, you will do approximately 9,100 diaper changes. Using an example at $0.20/diaper, this would cost you $1,800 over 2.5 years. The approximate retail value of the trial package you would rent form us would be $775. They would last the same amount of time, and many of the items will last through another child(ren)'s diapering! That's a BIG difference.
And that's only the financial side of the picture. Parents find far less diaper rash with cloth diapers. They also find far less "blow-outs" (of eh-hem, solids), especially up the back due to the lack of space provided by a disposable.
And of course there is the environmental consideration. Where do those 9,100+ disposable diapers for one child go? They're not in our backyards, but they sure are in someone else's. And they are in digestive systems of animals worldwide who don't know the diapers aren't food. How long do they take to break down? About 500 years IF they are exposed to oxygen and sunlight. All diapers in dumps are not exposed to these, and therefore take considerably longer to decompose. Who will be dealing with them when we're gone? Our children, our grandchildren, and future generations.
Let's make the decision to do better for our pocketbooks, the Earth and our global neighbours, our children and their great-grand children's children for all of the tomorrows to come.