We know that reusable cloth diapers produce less waste and are better for the environment. But in this tight economy, increasing numbers of families are most interested in the savings they can experience by using cloth diapers. Earlier this month, a Great Cloth Diaper Change host focused on this in the Mothering.com blog. Janice from Momma Words followed it up today with a great (and detailed) reminder that “it is hardly ever too late to save money by switching to cloth“. For a run-down on the best money-saving strategies while using cloth diapers, check out today’s posts from Little Tiny Love or My Cloth Diaper Stash. But let’s say you want to save even MORE by using items already around your house? The Eco Chic Calley will help you out!
This financial savings aspect is especially important to families already in tough financial straits. It’s important to remember that cloth diapers ARE an option for low-income families. Flats (from flour sacks or even kitchen towels) are a great option for those struggling to afford the investment in fancy diapers. And handwashing flats is totally workable. Want to try it yourself to prepare for ? Join the Second Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge organized by Kim of Dirty Diaper Laundry.
The past year has seen a noteworthy increase in the number of volunteers working to help low-income families get into cloth diapers. Real Diaper Association volunteers have shared their process for making things happen so that you, too, can help in your community with 5 simple steps. Unable to make things happen locally? You can donate to one of the cloth diaper charities listed on the Diaper Aid Hub Facebook page.
Executive Director, Real Diaper Association