Happy Baby Cheeks – Dedicated

happybabycheeksHappy Baby Cheeks cloth diaper service is operated by Moms and Dads for Moms and Dads.  Their overall operation has been formed over the years to accommodate what babies need and what parents ask for.

Once a week they pop by your home with a predetermined amount of fresh diapers (you can request as many diapers as you need) and pick up your dirty diapers. Their service enables treasured little bums to have the convenience of a disposable diaper with the advantages and health benefits of a cloth diaper; all this without having any additional work to think about. The diapers themselves look and act like a disposable without all those harsh chemicals. They have elastic waste and legs with an adjustable snap waste. You simply put that soiled diaper in your diaper pail (wipe and all) and once a week their driver will be by with a fresh batch of diapers.

Give them a try (all over the lower mainland), you won’t be disappointed. Check them out.

While this is a sponsored post, I have to admit – I used a cloth diaper service with my babies and loved it!  I never felt inconvenienced by it and loved that I knew I was doing what was best for my baby’s skin.

Why chose cloth?

Health Benefits

  • Baby’s skin can be very sensitive to the harmful chemicals in disposable diapers. Many times what we think is a simple diaper rash can actually be a reaction to the chemicals in disposable diapers. Sodium Poly-acrylate (made from a chemical called Acrylic Acid) is a super absorbent gel that shows up as little crystals on your baby’s skin. It has been found in urinary tracts of babies and causes severe diaper rashes. Synthetic fragrances (or phthalates) are what has been removed from plastic baby bottles and different baby items. Why do we still find them in disposable diapers?
  • Do you know what ingredients are in disposable diapers, why is there not a label for the ingredient’s. These plastic diapers are on your baby’s skin for the first three years of their life. Our skin is an organ and absorbs all harmful chemicals that are in disposable diapers. There are labels for the foods we eat, why are there not for disposable diapers?
  • In today’s world we are finally steering towards a focus on healthy eating. We are starting to realize the importance of taking the time to make a home cooked organic meal for our families, going back to the basics. We take the time to put that extra effort in to assure our children are eating healthy; we want what’s best for them. May we ask why then so many families are choosing to use disposables on their precious baby instead of a chemical free cloth diaper? Cloth diapers are not what they used to be, especially when you use a service. If you choose to use a service or simply wash your own diapers at home, please consider what is truly best for your baby’s cheeks.

Environmental Benefits

  • In North America over 30 billion diapers end up in landfills every year. There is a percentage of that number that ends up in our eco-system, like oceans, lakes, forests etc.
  • Approximately 90-95% of babies use single-use, plastic diapers every year. This generates 7.6 billion pounds of garbage each year—enough waste to fill Yankee Stadium 15 times over, or stretch to the moon and back 9 times. Every year.
  • Disposable diapers are the 3rd largest consumer item in landfills.
  • 7,000 -this is the average number of disposable diapers each child will use by the time they are 2 years old (according to Environment Canada). Given that disposable diaper babies are not trained until about 3.5 – 4.5 years old now, this number is well above 10,000. This does not include the new categories of pull ups and bed wetting diapers.
  • When you toss a disposable into the trash can, you are adding to the 84 million pounds of raw fecal matter going into the environment every year. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and The American Public Health Association advise parents that fecal matter and urine should NOT be disposed of in the regular trash, because it contaminates the ground water and spreads disease.http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/dangers-of-disposable-diapers
  • Printed on the side of every disposable diaper package are instructions for rinsing the diaper and flushing the fecal material down the toilet before putting it into the trash! Have you EVER seen anyone rinse out a disposable, much less dump out the poop into the toilet?

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