If the words “cloth diapers” make you cringe, you’re not alone. -they do have a stinky reputation. But three moms are trying to change that.
Mia McDonald owns a diaper washing service.
“It’s not yucky, it’s not stinky, it’s not hard. There are no more pins,” McDonald says.
MdDonald and fellow mom Ashley Brown say using cloth is healthier, cheaper and greener – considering each baby adds one ton of diaper trash to landfills during their first few years.
“For that ton of trash, it will take 300 to 500 years for one of those diapers to decompose,” McDonald said.
Brown is a mother of three and said she started using cloth diapers on her second child. She said the extra load of laundry she has to do every week is worth it.
“It was just a mess all the time and now I rarely have any kind of blowouts or messes because they fit him the way they are supposed to,” she said.
Claudia Limerick agrees.
She owns Stinking Cute, sells cloth diapers and says not only are the diapers cute and trendy – they are safer and healthier.
“There’s a lot of health benefits. Your baby is not exposed to any chemicals,” she said.
Cleanup isn’t as intimidating as it sounds. With a biodegradable cloth, parents can just thrown them away and wash the rest and reuse.
McDonald’s business washing nearly 200 diapers a week for $25.
“Diaper service is not for the wealthy. Diaper service is for anybody who wants to put a more natural diaper on their baby and do something good for the environment, as well as their finances,” McDonald said.