The study by Karen Adolph,a psychologist at a New York University tracked how babies walked when wearing disposable plastic diapers
, or cloth diapers
and when naked.
Each year billions of disposable diapers
enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose," said Kim Webb, CEO/founder of Rockin' Green and host site committee chair for The Great Cloth Diaper
Change event in San Antonio.
Today, Knickernappies, the all-in-one, side-snap cloth diapers
that Heather developed, are sold worldwide through 170 retailers.
In more recent times, cloth diapers
were the norm in developed societies until World War II, when mothers newly entering the workforce began to seek greater convenience.
Before the lunch hour Monday, about a half-dozen people had brought diapers
, baby wipes, baby food, bottled water, toys, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and personal items.
come in contoured, prefolded and fitted varieties," says Oshesky.
, the convenience of disposables has tended to win out.
Knowaste LLC, a Canadian company specializing in diaper
recycling, runs the program.
The dirty fact is that disposable diapers
from one baby can produce more than 2 tons of nonbiodegradable waste, contributing to the nationwide problem of rapidly filling landfills.
I use a wringer washing machine and put the diapers
through a cold water washing, then I use hot water and soap.
LCA studies made it clear that cloth diapers
were not better or worse than disposal diapers
, just different.
Two decades later, 90 percent of American parents use disposable diapers