Guide to Organic Cloth Diapers
|Organic baby cloth diapers are chlorine-free, dioxin-free, and acid-free reusable diapers made from highly absorbent organic fabrics like cotton. Even though they are chemical free, new diaper cloths should be washed several times before use (4 or 5 cycles in hot water will do). Washing makes them softer, fluffs them up, and removes the natural cotton oils, making them more absorbent. Shrinkage occurs, so be sure to get a bigger size. |
For fabrics to be considered organic, it must be certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards or an equivalent organization. Be careful about misleading labels. Not all “eco cloth diapers are fully organic, so check for certification.
Experts say that the use of cloth diapers reduces carbon footprint drastically, as the baby uses only 80 cloth diapers instead of 7,000 plastic diapers. It is also more cost effective in the long run, and may prevent health problems such as skin irritation from the industrial chemicals used in disposable baby diapers.
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