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Pink, Blue... and Green: Keeping Your New Baby Earth-Friendly

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The Diaper Debate


A baby goes through thousands of diapers before being potty trained. If you're concerned about the waste caused by disposable diapers, you can go the reusable route and buy cloth diapers. Since cloth diapers can be washed and used over and over, the higher initial cost will be offset in a short period of time. But it takes energy to wash those diapers, too - sometimes more than one trip through the washing machine! Another option is to buy biodegradable disposable diapers, but the irony is that a landfill is one of the worst environments for the biodegradation process to occur. There are pros and cons to every type of diaper available. Parents should choose the one that makes the most sense for their family.

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