Salt Lake City, UT, December 23, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The recession is impacting spending decisions across America in many respects, one of which is that families are using cloth diapers again. Continued unemployment, wage reductions, and sharp drops in all markets are causing families to redefine what's essential.
Fueled by recent economic hardships, parents throughout the country are turning to cloth diapers to cut costs. A newly formed Utah company, ChicDiapers.com, is striving to help families save money by switching to cloth diapers. Switching from disposables to cloth diapers and cloth wipes can save a family between $1500 and $2500 per child.
“Cloth diapers are becoming a more widely accepted alternative to disposable diapers,” said Megan Davidson, Founder of ChicDiapers. “With many American families finding themselves in unforeseen economic hardship, the savings found by using cloth diapers can help pay the bills. For others, the savings provide comfort in an uncertain world of rising unemployment. As hope remains high the recession will come to a close, parents still feel the pinch and the savings of cloth diapering are undeniable.”
At an average cost of $0.26 per disposable diaper, it costs between $60-80 a month to buy diapers for a child. Since the average parent can expect to change as many as 7,000 diapers from newborn to toddler, switching to cloth makes economic sense. When handled with care, cloth diapers can be used for another child, saving even more money.
In addition to the cost benefits, cloth diapers are also a clear winner when it comes to the environment. Cloth diapers can be manufactured with less waste than disposables, don’t contribute millions of tons of non-degradable waste to landfills, and are made from natural, sustainable materials.
Today’s new award-winning cloth diapers are not what they were years ago. The addition of snaps and Velcro fasteners has made them as easy to use as disposables. Fully adjustable, these colorful cloth diapers now boast features such as micro-fleece and leg gussets for added leak protection.
“Cloth diapers are not just a thing of the past, but a growing modern trend” said Megan Davidson. “We, at ChicDiapers, see the benefits of using cloth diapers, and we are excited to spread the word to families in Utah and throughout the United States. There is a need, and we are here.”
ChicDiapers was formed to provide a one-stop destination for information about cloth diapering. In additon they offer a selection of some of the best, cutest and most affordable cloth diapers and diaper accessories available in the cloth diaper world. They are committed to filling customer needs and giving back to the community. You can visit them at www.chicdiapers.com.