green green gah gah: day one

Green living must be tough when you’re a new parent. Heck, survival must be tough when you’re a new parent! So, this week, we’re going to help you out by doing a series on green products for the baby! Think organic clothes, skin- and earth-sensitive soaps, swings, and toys.

Today’s feature is cloth diapers. Yes, they seem ambitious and overwhelming and super-parent-y, but remember that cloth diapers were used for years before disposables ever came along. At the very least, they are worth a try, for the sake of the environment – and for your pocketbook. There’s also a good, unbiased article on thenewparentsguide.com that discusses pros and cons.

If you’ve decided to give cloth diapers a try, I say, good on you, and check out the adorable ones that these etsy sellers have in their shops!

All-In-One Pocket Cloth Diaper (Small) – Candy Apple Red by hellokiddo, $17.

Fitted Cloth Diaper with Wrap-Cover/Sampler Set, by Georganne, $19.50

Flannel fitted diaper, tie-on, green stripes, size S, by greenwaybabywear, $6.50