I don’t know about you, but I have spent a lifetime considering the environment with every decision I make. This includes my diapering choices. Disposable diapers create a large amount of waste and are primarily made of plastic which as we all know is far from biodegradable. So even before my baby was born, I had decided I was going to go the cloth diaper route. I do admit that the use of cloth diapers can be more time consuming than using their disposable counterparts, but the extra laundry is worth knowing I am reducing my family’s waste output.
Going Green: Eco Friendly Diapers
Speaking of laundry, soap is another topic of interest for enviro-diapering. For your cloth diapers, you want to look for a biodegradable soap that leaves no residue behind, such as Nature Clean Laundry Powder. Nature Clean Laundry Powder also contains no enzymes, phosphates, EDTA & NTA (phosphate replacements which are environmentally hazardous), chlorine bleach, synthetic dyes & perfumes, or optical brighteners, which is also important to consider when laundering your diapers. If you do decide on another brand for your diapers, it is very important to use a residue-free soap to avoid the dreaded residue build-up. Residue build-up greatly reduces the absorbency of your cloth diapers and can react with your baby’s urine to produce a rash on the baby’s skin. Trust me, you do not want residue build-up on your cloth diapers!