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diaper

a. a woven pattern on fabric consisting of a small repeating design, esp diamonds
b. fabric having such a pattern
c. such a pattern, used as decoration
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diaper

diaper
An allover pattern with motifs placed in a repeated design, esp. on a rectangular or diagonal grid.
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From a technological standpoint, disposables are formfitting and provide better protection and absorbency, some thing marketers point out may make them more hygienic than cloth diapers.
Whether cloth diaper waste is flushed down the toilet or removed in the washing machine, that dirty water will enter a sewer system and, in most cases, a wastewater treatment plant.
Others discover them through Facebook support groups like Modern Cloth Nappying Pinays and Cloth Diaper Addicts PH.
Chlorine bleaching of the paper for disposable diapers and the cotton for conventional cloth diapers creates dioxin, a persistent toxin that can cause cancer and other health problems.
Of 1990's $4.5 billion, cloth diapers accounted for $1 billion, with form-fitted products representing $200 million.
"...as news of the solid-waste crisis spreads, cloth diapers have gained ground as the environmentally sounder choice...
There is, apparently, an online community of Filipino mothers who call themselves the Modern Cloth Nappying Pinays, united behind the cause of promoting the use of cloth diapers. This is as opposed to the use of disposable diapers, which has grown tremendously since my own early days of motherhood.
Clean Start Diaper Service offers cleaning and delivery of cloth diapers. The new service gives customers the opportunity to do something good for the environment and their baby, and it will also provide valuable training to CWS program participants as they prepare to transition into the workforce.
Besides, washing diapers is a messy business, and without services to do the dirty work, many advocates of cloth diapers find their resolve weakening.
Increasing environmental awareness of the impact of disposable diapers has lead many parents, daycares, and legislatures to consider a return to cloth diapers. How this type of change in daycare centers would affect fecal contamination was the subject of a recent study.
Other diaper bills pending in the state legislatures include a measure introduced in Connecticut that is specifically designed to encourage the use of cloth diapers by placing a tax on disposable diapers.