What is the Best Cloth Diaper Today- by bnmbgtrtr52

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									?Ask ten parents, "What is the best cloth diaper?" You hear ten radically different
answers, each argued articulately and passionately.

The answer seems relatively simple and straight-forward: Considered in light of
conscience, it is the one that has least impact on the environment. Examined with
respect for the family's newest member, it is the diaper that feels best on the baby and
leaves the least footprint on Mother Earth. With family economics factored-in, it is the
one that fits your budget, feeling comfortable on baby and taking little toll on the
planet. Chosen with a modicum of concern for your own convenience and time, the
best cloth diaper is the one that changes quickly and washes completely with the
fewest cycles, keeping baby clean and dry with minimal consequence for the planet.
Simple.

Best Cloth Diapers for Saving the Planet

If you focus strictly on saving the planet, you will choose a two-layer diaper system
made entirely of hemp and organically grown cotton. The use of hemp has
revolutionized diaper manufacturing, reducing diapers' environmental impact by
approximately 90%. And hemp stands poised similarly to revolutionize the entire
garment industry, because the earth no longer can sustain traditional cotton production.
The two-layer system makes cloth diapering considerably easier than it used to be.
The outer layer-the "wrapper" or more frequently "the pocket"-- has snaps or Velcro
closures, and inside it features a center slot into which you insert reusable or
recyclable liners.

Best Cloth Diapers for Baby's Comfort.

If you choose the best cloth diaper from the baby's point of view, you will choose no
cloth diaper at all. All cloth diapers get heavy when they get wet, and earth-friendly
absorbent strips still do not wick away moisture as well as absorbent pads
manufactured with volatile organic chemicals. Moreover, although pocket diapers
feature elastic legs and form-fitting design, they still do not allow as much freedom of
movement as lightweight disposables, which come in almost as many sizes as babies
do.

Diapers for the Budget

If you choose according to your budget's requirements, you will seek "recycled"
hemp-and-cotton pocket diapers, buying your own liners for your peace of mind. The
hemp-cotton blend washes completely, growing softer with each wash but showing
little sign of wear. Best of all, hemp-cotton pockets require no bleach, and most
manufacturers recommend against bleaching hemp-cotton products, because it will
damage them. Many online parent communities include advertisements for recycled
hemp diapers, and they often include lists or referrals to baby boutiques that carry
"gently used" pocket nappies.

Ashley J Michaels is an home economist. For more tips on The Best Cloth Diaper
please visit http://bestdiaper.net/

								
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