Parents Changing to Eco-Friendly Cloth Diapers Are Saving a Bundle
OMAHA, Neb., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Savvy moms (and dads) are turning to planet-friendly cloth diapers to save the earth and their budgets. It’s also healthier for baby.
“Parents can be empowered to make an ecologically smart choice that’s also budget friendly,” says cloth diaper authority and advocate, and Congressional award-winner Kelly Wels, who is announcing the publication of her definitive guide to cloth diapering on Earth Day.
The book, Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering, promotes the convenience of cloth diapering while discussing every aspect of modern cloth diapers and promoting the easy snap or Velcro-like closures of the one-piece cloth diaper brands.
Wels is the founder of successful cloth diaper websites and blogs, and now her forthcoming book is targeted to new parents and to families who want to explore this environmentally happy, reusable option.
Today’s modern cloth diapers are a far cry from the white prefolds, sharp pins, and awkward rubber pants grandma remembers. Cloth diapers today are easy, fun, fashionable, and budget friendly. A family can save up to $2,000 per child over disposables.
Disposable diapers are piling up in landfills – thus the earth-friendly movement toward reusable cloth options. It takes about 500 years for the chemicals in a disposable to break down in a landfill. Some 28 million disposables are trucked to landfills each year. One baby alone will fill up about 6,000 disposables before baby learns to say “Potty.”
“As the depressed state of the economy butts up against the ecological green movement, more eco-friendly and cost-conscious moms tend to be looking at cloth diapers as a way to save money and the environment,” says Wels. “Modern cloth diapers are really hip, functional, and work just as well as, if not better than, disposables.”
PHOTO OPP: World’s Biggest Cloth Diaper Change Event Aims to Set World Record on Earth Day
To raise awareness of cloth diapering, the nonprofit Real Diaper Association and local organizers across the globe will set the Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously on Saturday (April 23). The worldwide Great Cloth Diaper Change takes place the day after Earth Day when an estimated 10,000 soft baby butts will be covered around the world as cloth-diaper-smart parents show their support for cloth diapering. To find an event near you or for more information about the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011, visit http://www.GreatClothDiaperChange.com
Find Kelly Wels online at http://www.KellyWels.com. Preorder the book Changing Diapers at http://www.ChangingDiapersBook.com starting on Earth Day, April 22. [ISBN: 978-0-9835622-1-4]. Preorder price, $14.95; Official Publication Date in October 1, 2011.
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