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Making the Switch From Disposable to Cloth Diapers

When my husband and I were expecting our first child, we discussed whether we should use disposable or cloth diapers. We liked the idea of the environmental friendliness of cloth but worried about the extra work (as in laundry) that washing and folding the diapers might require.  We still hadn’t decided what do by the time our daughter was born.  Much to our surprise, the first diaper she ever wore was a cloth one–at the hospital!

The hospital where all three of our children were born is a  “Green Hospital.”  It has a BPA-free Mother and Baby Wing, the cafeteria uses real silverware instead of plastic, it uses 100% biodegradable plastic cups and straws made from corn, it recycles all of its paper, plastic and metal-among other things, it composts not only food but landscaping debris, and it uses cloth instead of disposable diapers.  The nurse with Read More

Thirsties Cloth Duo Diaper Wins Mact Excellence Award

Conscious Moms love Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper! It is a cloth diaper for the modern times! Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper wins the MACT Excellence Award, a prestigious award not easily won for many reasons.

Apr 07, 2011 – Loveland, Colorado- The Thirsties Duo Diaper improves over the disposable diaper in many ways. It is free of many dangerous toxins that hide in disposable diapers such as: SAP, dioxins and TBT. They are made of polyester outer and microfiber, cotton & hemp inner which makes up 7 layers of wetness protection. One testing mom states, “It scares me what is in disposable diapers and it is disturbing to me that these components are NOT listed on their product. Thirsties states on their site, and the tag on the diaper what’s not in their products and I truly appreciate that.” The components that Thirsties Duo Diapers are also free of are: PVC, … Read More