One of the growing trends in the United States is the push for greener things, cars, cleaning items, kitchen supplies, clothing, plastics and coffees. Almost no industry has been untouched by this green revolution. One of the interesting areas that green products have made a lot of headway is in the entire baby industry.
Because a baby is such a fragile and developing example of human purity, the attempts to keep children from the harmful effects of cleaning materials and other caustic substances has been a long and hard fought battle. The green movement has capitalized on this desire that has already existed for such a long time in the infant industry towards safety to promote other green methods of sanitation, such as a cloth diaper cover. The remainder of this article is devoted to focusing on the impacts on both the baby and the environment of using this more natural waste removal method.
The child can enjoy the natural feel without a localized plastic which can cause rashes, like other close fitting materials. A child is exposed to many materials early on in their development. The plastic baby diaper gives them an unnecessary cushion on their bottom. The cloth diaper cover is a preferable option to that of the plastic because of the conservation of resources including waste, resources and almost universally most importantly the saved money. The use of a single cloth will drastically reduce the potential for 1000s of dollars spent unnecessarily on single use diapers. The reduction in waste and resources will be discussed more in the next paragraph.
The natural cloth diaper cover can be reused contributing greatly to the five R’s of conservation. Reduce, reuse, recycle, renew, and respect. These principles have been the guiding light for many different visionary tasks that the green movement has come into contact with and all of them can be applied to the natural cloth diaper covers that are taking over the nation. The cloth diaper cover quickly strikes the five tenants. Reduce can be seen in the reduced number of artificial plastic diapers that are being used that contribute billions of tons of waste annually to American landfills. Reuse can be seen in the dedication to reusing the same article even though it is dirty, it can easily be cleaned. Recycle falls under the same causality as the reuse, as you can easily recycle that first piece of cloth hundreds of times. Renew is the ability of inserts like diaper pads to renew the same piece of material for almost infinite uses. Lastly, respect is what comes from the endeavor to save the environment that can be seen through the dedication by the parent to reuse that piece of cloth diaper cover many times, through many children if desired.
As shown the ecological effects that a simple contribution and commitment to the environment, although tedious at times, can greatly assist in the reduction of the waste that has completely exploded in the 20th and 21st centuries. All in all, the cloth diaper cover is a sound economic investment if you don’t mind the waste.
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