5 Reasons to Give Cloth Diapers a Try
Jennifer Liptrot found the idea of cloth diapers daunting. That was, until she investigated her options. "Learning that there were no pins involved was a big factor in the decision to try cloth," says Liptrot, one of the creators of DiaperPin.com, a website that provides information and support for parents who choose to use cloth diapers. "I also read about [cleaning methods for cloth diapers] and found them easier than I expected." The more Liptrot learned about cloth diapers, the more she felt convinced that this was the diapering method best for her family.
Liptrot is not alone. The Real Diaper Association, a collective non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the use of cloth diapers, estimates that five to 10 percent of US babies are wearing cloth diapers at least some of the time.
So what are some of the reasons families choose cloth diapers for their babies and toddlers?