Why Use Cloth?

There is comfort in knowing your child can make a difference on this planet, starting with the day it is born! As our population continues to grow, the mentality of a throwaway society needs to slow down to save the Earth’s precious resources. Reduce your child’s carbon footprint by using cloth diapers from Baby Diaper Service.

Top 10 Reasons to use cloth diapers from Baby Diaper Service

  1. 1. YOUR BABY’S COMFORT – Pure, breathable cotton reduces bacteria and heat build-up and likelihood of diaper rashes. Sparkling clean diapers every week!
  2. 2. AFFORDABLE – Costs less than disposables. No gas needed for trips to the store. Fewer rashes means less ointment and fewer doctor visits. Time, health and cost savings (no investment in buying cloth diapers in all sizes) than to launder your own at home. Cost of service does not increase as the child ages, like disposables. Considerable savings applied for multiple births.
  3. 3. CONVENIENT – Delivered to your door. No rinsing. No pins needed. No time spent laundering your own.
  4. 4. HEALTHIER FOR YOUR BABY – Studies have linked single-use, disposable diapers to male infertility and asthma. Home laundering cannot get your cloth diapers washed to hospital standards.
  5. 5. NO CHEMICALS OR DIOXINS – We use only biodegradable and phosphate-free soaps, as opposed to the sixty or so chemicals found in disposable diapers.
  6. 6. START POTTY TRAINING EARLIER – By 18 months (on average), as opposed to 3-4 years with disposable diapers. The savings adds up!
  7. 7. DECREASED WATER USAGE – State-of-the-art laundering facility uses less water than to make disposables and home laundering. And, no rinsing of diapers required.
  8. 8. REDUCED LANDFILL WASTE – Literally a plastic bag a week is all the waste you will generate from our service. Disposables are 100% waste and 3rd largest consumer source in landfill; and it will still take biodegradable diapers 500 years to decompose.
  9. 9. SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT – Spare the trees, crude oil and plastic needed to make disposable diapers. Home Laundering uses more environmental resources than diaper service.
  10. 10. FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF – Experts in cloth diapering since 1946. You cannot get that in the diaper aisle!

Environmental Impact of disposables, diaper service and home laundering

Diaper Service                          Home Laundered                                  Disposable

 

5,249 ft.                                        7,545 ft.                                                    14,107 ft.

Source: Best Food Forward

Footprinting is a method of assessing environmental impact by measuring it in terms of land use. It looks at the whole lifecycle of a product from its production, through its use to its disposal.

 Baby Diaper Service environmentally friendly business practices

Baby Diaper Service follows the practice of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in all of its daily activities. Every day is Earth Day at Baby Diaper Service!

Reduce –

  • Solid waste is limited to one small size dumpster and only consists of soiled customer plastic bags, which cannot be recycle due to fecal matter. In addition, each customer bag is used to deliver clean and also used to pick-up soiled diapers.
  • Its biodiesel van fleet uses less fuel than gasoline and routes are professionally designed to reduce traffic on city streets. The biodiesel vans are expected to get 300-500,000 miles as opposed to a gasoline powered van.
  • Chemicals are preprogrammed to a preset amount per load and high temperatures of the water allow for less to be used.
  • Washer is an extractor model that uses less natural gas and electricity.
  • Dryer is engineered to use air flow and powered by natural gas.
  • With tight inventory control, there is no excess diapers on-hand and customer needs are reassessed as the child grows.
  • State-of-art water heater converts natural gas to heated water with 99.45% efficiency.
  • Retired cloth diaper (AKA Rags) are used in lieu of paper towels.

Reuse –

  • Cloth diapers have a lifespan of 80-100 washings & are rented for approximately two to three years before they are retired as commercially used rags, for auto detailing and etc.
  • Diaper pails are washed and reused for each customer. A pail can last five to seven years, while the lid lasts three to five years.
  • Soap is reused in the “carry-over” wash cycle.
  • Each chemical barrel is lined with a plastic bag and sent back to distributor for reuse.

Recycle –

  • Metal barrels are recycled at end of life.
  • Diaper pails are recycled at end of life.
  • Cardboard and office paper is recycled.