Sustainable Saturday - Cloth Diapers

Now we use reusable shopping bags, recycle faithfully and even have our own compost pile which is 35 some years old thanks to the previous owner of our house. But, I am ashamed to say I have never put either of my children in a cloth diaper. That’s right, green as we may try to be, we use disposable diapers. Three years ago when my daughter was born, I searched everywhere for a cloth diaper service and found none. They had all apparently gone out of business in our area at one time or another. At that time I wasn’t really interested in purchasing my own cloth diapers and washing them myself as I was planning on returning to work full time. The child care center we had chosen had a pretty strict policy about not allowing cloth diapers. I explored the other viable options, Seventh Generation diapers and g-diapers both of which are more environmentally friendly, but both still disposable. I tried the Seventh Generation diapers, but quite honestly found them not to be very absorbent, etc. I priced out the g-diapers , but just couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on diapers.
Originally published September 2008 by symhomemom.
If you are thinking of using cloth diapers here are a few resources: 
Currently there a great deal at and why not try some cloth diapers or environmentally friendly diapers such as Seventh Generation or gdiapers using the deal outlined below:
  • Set up a new account with (this offer is only valid on new accounts).
  • Add any number of diaper products to your cart which total $50.
  • Use the promo code SAVEMOM at checkout to get $10 off your order.
  • Print and submit this mail-in rebate within four weeks and you’ll get $14.97 back! (The rebate link looks like it’s only a free magazine subscription at first, but scroll down nd you’ll read how you can actually just mail it in for a $14.97 check!)
  • Total approximately $25 for $50 worth of products!
For Example you could buy Kushies Ultra All-in-One Toddler Diaper - 5 Pack for $55.95.
  • Set up a new account as outlined above and apply for the mail-in rebate.  
  • Total price $30.98, which is $6.19 per diaper! 

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