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Growing a healthy human doesn’t have to be unhealthy for the planet. Learn how our sustainable diapering system helps families radically reduce waste.

Good for the planet

There are 11 million diaper-age babies in the US. Each baby uses an average of 65 diapers per week. Which results in over 37 BILLION disposables being tossed EACH YEAR in this country alone. With raising awareness of plastic bags, bottles and straws, why is no-one talking about diapers which currently make up 30% of non-biodegradable waste in our landfills?

We have a growing global crisis. With issues related to climate change sounding alarm bells almost every day, our planet’s health has become too serious to ignore.

Yes, it can feel overwhelming, but there are things we can do.

For one, we can Live Less Disposably. Over generations, we’ve come to rely on the “convenience” of throwaways. Choosing items that end up in the trash over quality products we can use again and again. You might be thinking that you're just one person, how much impact can you really have? The answer is A LOT. Think millions of people, just like you, making billions of singular decisions and what a huge impact that will have. Policy and regulatory changes are hugely important. But they are not enough on their own. Personal behavior change is equally as important, and arguably more sustainable. 

When you use the Esembly System, you’ll only need 48 diapers from birth through potty training — and because they’re made to last, you can pass them on to younger sibs, cousins or friends.

Over the last few years, a subset of “eco-friendly” disposable diapers has hit the shelves. They claim that they’re better for the environment, but the reality is that they are made from the same non-renewable raw materials (like oil and minerals) and renewable but environmentally taxing raw materials (like wood-pulp fiber and bamboo) as every other disposable. The bottom line is that even the disposables that claim to be made compostable or biodegradable will not effectively biodegrade when we place them in a our regular municipal landfills because they lack the light, water and bacterial activity required for the decay process to begin.

The only way to truly reduce our impact is to reduce our consumption.

Wear. Wash. Reuse.

Good for you

Blowouts: Talk to any new parent and you’ll hear a story of some ultra-messy diaper incident. That’s the thing about disposable diapers — they leak. Often. And because of that, blowouts have become synonymous with diapering. But did you know that it doesn’t have to be that way? Esembly cloth diapers keep messes contained — so you can avoid that particular parenting rite of passage.

On top of that, babies in cotton diapers potty train an average of one year earlier than their pals in disposables. Because our diapers don’t contain moisture-wicking sodium polyacrylate chemicals, older babies are able to correlate the sensation of needing to pee with the feeling of wetness after. Which gives them a head start on potty training.

Using the Esembly System from birth to potty training is considerably less expensive than using pack after pack after pack of disposables. With Esembly, after purchasing your diapers and accessories, the only recurring cost you’ll have is two loads of laundry per week.

good for them

Babies are in diapers 24/7 for upwards of two years. Skip the plastics, wood pulp fiber and sodium polyacrylate chemicals and swaddle them up in soft, comfy organic cotton instead. By using cloth diapers, you’re limiting the amount of potentially irritating chemicals against their delicate baby skin, thereby reducing the incidence of diaper rash.

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Common myths about cloth diapers.
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