Facts

Cloth diapering is beneficial to your baby, your wallet and your planet.

Research has shown that that it takes 300 pounds of wood50 pounds of petroleum feedstocks and 20 pounds of chlorine to produce disposable diapers for one baby each year.

Myths

Myth: Cloth diapers leak. They're made of fabric. There is no way they could contain that amount of urine.
Fact: Modern cloth diapers are form-fitted with elasticized legs and back, have multiple snap closures and are sized by age.

Myth: Using cloth diapers is messy business.

Fact: A cloth diaper rental service helps keep mom and dad worry free. All you need to do is toss the soiled diaper in the provided lined diaper bag. Dirty diapers will be picked up and fresh diapers will be dropped off two times per week.

Myth: Cloth diapers can lead to diaper rash.

Fact: Cloth diapers can help prevent diaper rash from forming. Diaper rash commonly occurs when babies bottoms are exposed to wet, dirty and non-breathing condition for long periods of time. With cloth, your baby will instantly feel when it is soiled, a main difference with disposables, which use chemicals to help prevent wetness.

Myth: Cloth diapers are a hassle when you are on the go.
Fact: With all the right tools at your disposal, lugging around a days worth of cloth diapers is much easier than it seems. Wet bags are specifically designed to tackle the task of holding and transporting soiled diapers. Waterproof, wipeable and odour containing, the wet bags can be stored in the bottom of your stroller or diaper bag.

Cloth Diaper Rebate Program

The City of Greater Sudbury offers a cloth diaper rebate program to help offset the cost for families with children under four years.

You must register for the programs and agree to participate in the City's waste diversion and recycling programs. 

Download your form today!


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