Cloth diapers are all over the news these days – everything from how easy and convenient they are to use to the fact that they are more cost-effective, better for the environment and safer for our babies’ bums than disposables.
It is often said “these aren’t your grandma’s cloth diapers” and that couldn’t be a more accurate statement. Sure, prefolds with a diaper cover resemble the diapers we toddled around in, but with amazing diapering systems out there, like bumGenius, cloth diapering breathes a whole new life.
A recent article at thebigmoney.com focuses on the rise in cloth diapering during the current economic downturn and the increasing awareness of making more environmentally friendly choices. Cloth diapering used to be something for the extreme environmentalist, “cloth diapering has long been a countercultural lifestyle choice, reserved largely for deeply committed environmentalists. It became more popular in the past couple of years as green went from crunchy to hip.” It is so exciting to watch cloth diapering edge towards becoming mainstream! (By the way, the article also discusses the success of bumGenius and Cotton Babies – and how it all began!)
So, what do you think? Is it the increasing popularity of the “green” movement, the urgency to look for cost-savings in a struggling economy or just the ease and convenience of cloth diapers – or a combination – that is making the cloth diaper industry boom in a time when business elsewhere is far from booming? Why did you choose cloth diapers?
Learn more about this latest craze, check out Cloth Diaper Basics.