These were a couple of the facts shared by Whole Living Magazine's April issue.
Luckily, I had already made the decision to try cloth diapering before reading this.
I will admit that I'm not perfectly "green", but I do try to make a few differences in my life. I will joyfully admit that I use reusable menstrual products. I know it freaks people out a little, but after doing some research and talking to people, I learned that it's so much better for me, our city sewers, and the Earth in general. Since I already do that, it isn't a huge leap for me to use cloth diapers.
I'm still in the midst of doing a ton of research on which diapers to use, which detergent to use, the best way to store dirty diapers, and many other details. We did stop into a local natural baby store to look and ask a few questions. We walked out with a dozen prefolds and 3 diaper covers - just in case we need them in the near future or for an unexpected quick match. I must say, I'm excited about the covers because they are pretty darn cute.
My favorite one we bought has little owls on it. Some of you know that I have a new obsession with owls, since we will be decorating the nursery with them.
If any of you have favorite brands, tips, etc to share - feel free to leave them in the comments! I'm pretty excited about our choice to cloth diaper and look forward to growing my stash!
Now I just need the cute baby butt to put in them.