The washable diaper, a matter of choice!
If they were restricted to a minority of people in the past, the more ecological choices are now easily available to all. Choosing cotton diapers over disposable diapers is simply choosing to take care of the environment in which our children will grow up in.
Fortunately, Cotton diapers have very much evolved through time. They are now easy to adjust since diaper pins have been replaced by velcros.
Moreover, with washers and dryers, caring for cotton diapers is so easy. They even dry in less than an hour in the dryer.
In the magazine "Mothering" No.88, May/June 1998, p.42. Jane McConnell tells us:
"It's true that the thought of rinsing, soaking, and laundering dozens of cloth diapers a week is overwhelming to most new parents. But if you're a parent, you're doing laundry around the clock anyway, and what's a few more loads a week?"
"Ginny Caldwell of Ecobaby argues that it takes less time to dump a load of cloth diapers into the washing machine and transfer them to the dryer than it does to shop for disposables, load them into the car, unload them at home, and take out an extra garbage can once a week."
Furthermore, with the biodegradable disposable liners we don't have to rub the diaper any more to throw away baby stool to the toilet. It's easy! Just fold up the liner on itself and that's it!
The choice is ours! Should we let ourselves be tempted by the easiness of disposable diapers and deliberately continue damaging our environment? Or, isn't it time to act on it for sustainable development and thus contribute to social welfare and that of our children?
We offer you a comfortable, economical, easy to use and care for solution, the BÉBÉ D'AMOUR solution, for your child today… and tomorrow!
Did you know that According to certain recent studies…?
Worldwide, a billion trees are annually cut down to make disposable diapers;
Globalization encourages disposable products over reusable options;
2 billion disposable diapers go to waste in Canada each year. That's 250 000 tons of waste buried in sanitary landfills;
Quebec throws away 600 million disposable diapers each year. All these diapers put end to end would cover the distance around the Earth 6 times over;
300 to 500 years are necessary for a disposable diaper to decompose;
Over 100 viruses can survive for a two week period in a disposable diaper thus contaminating the ground and water surrounding sanitary landfills;
The sodium polyacrylate is an element used in the disposable diaper to make them extra absorbent. It is the same substance, which was removed from tampons in 1985 because it was discovered that there was a link with the toxic shock syndrome;
No study was done on the long-term effects of the sodium polyacrylate, a chemical substance that is in constant contact with the reproductive organs of the babies, 24 hours a day, usually for more than two years.
Choose organic cotton, it is also a matter of choice!
We question a lot about all the compositions can have cloth diapers, natural or synthetic fibers. It is an old controversy when we read on Textiles. The synthetic fibers are less environmentally friendly than natural fibers. They are little or no biodegradable. Cotton, natural fiber, is the most commonly used fiber in the world. It represents 40% of world textile market and is grown in 90 countries. Cotton also made his controversial because it is not always the most cultivated with ecological methods like several other fibers, natural or synthetic. This is why organic cotton has many advantages: clean culture, soft, hypoallergenic, contains no toxic product used during its manufacture, working conditions healthier gatherers. Ecological textiles that come from organic plant fibers help to minimize the ecological footprint already much lower with cloth diapers.
Our certified organic cotton comes of the United States; if you need more information, feel free to ask us. We will be happy to discuss with you!