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RDA TESTIMONIALS - "WHY WE CHOOSE CLOTH"

The Real Diaper Association believes that making the knowledge and tools for cloth diapering accessible to U.S. parents will change the world one baby at a time.  RDA beliefs are put to action through the organization of local advocates and activists for cloth-diapering. 

Upon joining, RDA members are asked to respond to "Why I Chose Cloth."  Below you will find a collection of their testimonies. 

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Ecology. Native American Traditions state we are responsible for the earth and all creatures here unto the seventh generation. I need to help keep the earth alive for the seventh generation.

I chose cloth because of the money factor at first. Then I researched it even more and loved the fact that its eco friendly and fun! I love not going to the store to buy sposies all the time..

My husband and I have always been concerned about making lifestyle choices that are best for the environment, so when we were expecting our first baby we knew we would use cloth diapers. Once we got started using cloth we also realized how much better it is for babies' skin too. We started our store when our son was 14 months old because we realized there was a demand locally for cloth diapers and other natural parenting products. We had gone to stores in other cities and also researched a lot online when we were first expecting, so we knew first hand how much easier it is to see the diapers in person and talk to someone who can help with them. Helping other parents with natural choices is my favorite thing about being in this business. We have now been cloth diapering our own kids non-stop over the last four years, and for about a year we had two in cloth.

So many reasons the environmental impact was a big one but I think the most important for me was keeping the chemicals in disposables away from my daughter's skin.

I started cloth diapering my first baby out of pure financial necessity in 2007. When my diapers came in the mail, I remember opening the box and thinking "I must be crazy. What have I gotten into?" I knew no one who used cloth diapers at the time and I felt like an oddity everywhere. But our family quickly grew to love all that cloth diapering had to offer, and soon I was the one convincing other friends to try it. Our family has personally experienced all of the benefits of cloth diapers as we have added children to our family (now at 4, with 2 still in diapers). From our pocketbook to our daughter's ultra sensitive skin that couldn't go near a disposable diaper, we have a list a mile long about why we love cloth!

softer more comfortable $$ saving and eco friendly

We believe everyone should do their part in providing for a cleaner future, for generations to come. Coth diapering is one, easy way to help insure that future.

Cost Our biggest reason for choosing, and sticking with, cloth diapering is cost. Our initial costs were a bit higher, since a single, one-size, pocket-style cloth diaper can cost $20 or more (and you need a few to get through the day), Diaper Decisions estimates that between the least expensive type of cloth diaper and your average Joe disposable diapers, the savings over the diapering life of just one child is over $2000. Thatís a huge chunk of change for anyone, but especially for us living on just one income. Fewer Rashes This one has come about since our sonís birth, but it is hugely important to us. We see a lot fewer and much milder diaper rash with cloth than disposables. The one time he wore a big name brand disposable, he broke out in a horrible rash that caused him to cry in pain for three days. We have not used a disposable since then! Reduced rashes (really, no rashes) also saves money on diaper rash cream. No rash, no need for cream, so another expense is avoided. Environmental Impact Iím definitely trying to green-up our lifestyle, and I love that cloth diapers create much less waste and have a smaller impact on the earth. Sure, we use water to launder them and PUL isnít perfect or compostable, but I still think cloth is better for the environment than disposable plastic diapers. Overall Love Cloth diapering has been pretty excellent to us. We only shelled out around $300 and have enough one-size pockets, sized fitteds, two-sized covers, and newborn diapers to last us through the next few children. We even use cloth wipes, for most of the reasons mentioned above, and because it seemed like a natural pairing with our cloth diapers.

I have been convinced by the large shift to cloth diapering in this area. The environmental and health issues of cloth versus disposable are my main reasons. Also, cost savings over the long term and the availability of cloth diapers and diaper covers in the marketplace today.

We chose cloth because it is the most financially responsible way to assist families in need in our community and will help us to fulfill our mission to keep our babies healthy and happy. In the Midwest the financial savings to a family are more important than the environmental impact and this is usually the attraction for our families. Once we have met with them and shown them the ease of using cloth diapers we ensure that they are able to care for the diapers and assist them to find daycare that will meet their needs.

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