Local cloth diaper event educates parents looking to help environment and save money | Arts & Culture
(WMC-TV) - Have you ever considered cloth diapers? Are the first images that pop in your head large swaths of fabric, pins and plastic pants? If so, then you need to find out how different modern cloth diapers are now.
The modern cloth diaper systems are pin-less, easy to use and better for the environment. Another important factor to busy parents is that modern cloth diapers are easy to wash. The fabrics used now are soft, colorful and comfortable on the delicate skin of babies. They are also easier on the environment.
In the United States alone, 49 million diapers per day (18 billion per year) are thrown away. Disposable diapers go into landfills in which (under ideal conditions) it is estimated that it would take hundreds of years to decompose. Each baby in cloth diapers will help to divert many of these diapers from municipal landfills.
Costs related to a new baby are another concern for new parents. When it comes to costs, cloth diapering is definitely the better choice over disposables. The cost of disposable diapers can cost over $2,500 per baby. Compare that to the cost of cloth diapers, which can vary from $300 to $1,500 per baby. Another factor to consider is that cloth diapers can be re-used for another child. If the cloth diapers are still in good condition then they can be sold as used for a discount. This means that parents would be able to recoup some of their initial investment.
The first Memphis-area store dedicated to cloth diaper is now open. Over the Moon Diapers stocks many types of modern cloth diapering systems, as well as, other natural baby essentials.
If you are interested in learning more about cloth diapering, you should visit Over the Moon Diapers. They are holding their first consignment sale this weekend, Friday, September 14, from noon until 4 p.m. on and Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The prices of the consignment diapers vary according to seller, but most of them are between 40 percent and 60 percent of full retail cost.
Over the Moon Diapers also offer periodic “Diaper Demos” for locals to come into the store and learn about the different diapering systems and how to care for them.
For more information and for the location visit their website.