Diapers

3 ways to Green Your Diapers

With concerns about water use, petroleum in plastics, landfill waste, toxic chemicals, air and water pollution, pesticides...not to mention baby's health...what's a green parent to do when it comes to diapering the little ones? The answer's not an easy one, but GreenYour can help you find a solution that works for you.

  1. Choose alternative disposable diapers

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    Biodegradable, chlorine-free, and flushable diapers are greener alternatives in diapering if you go the disposable route.

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  2. Choose eco-friendly cloth diapers

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    It takes two trees per year to keep one baby in disposable diapers, yet the conventional cotton used to make traditional cloth diapers is heavily treated with pesticides and other chemicals.

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  3. Choose eco-friendly baby wipes

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    Eco-friendly baby wipes—either reusable organic cloth or alternative disposable varieties—create less waste, keep chemicals off of baby’s skin and out of the environment, and may save parents money.

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Comments

04/12/2008
8:54pm
little-tomato.com

Gdiapers are the world's first flushable diaper! A truly eco-friendly option to your standard disposable combining a washable, cotton outer pant with plastic-free flushable insert. (yes, flushable, so poop goes where it should, in the toilet!). Gdiapers are cradle to cradle certified. That means everything that goes into one of our flushables gets re-absorbed back into the eco-system in a neutral or beneficial way. So you are turning waste into a resource. At the same time, you are putting poop in the toilet, where it belongs, and avoiding the landfill issue all together.

04/14/2008
10:43am
Rebecca

Thanks for your comment, little-tomato.com. Great minds think alike—I'm working on a page about Gdiapers and biodegradable diaper options now. Check back later this week to see the new page. And tell your friends they can find out more about Gdiapers and other eco-friendly diapering ideas at GreenYour.com.

03/04/2009
10:08pm
chanda

I posted to Craig's List that I was looking to buy used cloth diapers. I was so surprised at the responses. I got some VERY lovely Bum Genius, Bummis, and other contours for a very low cost. Most of them look brand new. I couldn't afford these diapers otherwise, but I'm so glad I am recycling someone else's diapers.

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