Friday, August 2, 2013

Rock-a-Bum's Response

Many of you have seen this article all over the news about families not being able to buy diapers, so they go to such lengths as leaving the diapers on the child for longer, and even "cleaning out" and reusing their disposable diapers.  If you haven't read the article, I truly suggest you do.  It broke my heart, and made me sick to my stomach to think of all the health complications that can arise from these situations.  The article continued on to discuss the emotional toll that this can take on the parents and how there aren't any government funded programs to help families who need diapers.  The one MAJOR thing the article was lacking was a that is where we come in. 

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Where you can see how simple it is to build a cloth diaper stash with ONLY enough money for disposables. 

Check out our visual that demonstrates just how simple it is to convert to cloth:

Now, let's go over some figures on how you can purchase cloth while you are 100% disposable diapering.  If you only had JUST enough money to buy disposable diapers, I will break down how it would work to switch over to cloth. 

Let's say you do 10 diaper changes a day, on average, (this would be for a child who was maybe 9 months or up) and you usually buy a package of Huggies with 160 diapers (example above).  This package would allow you to go just over two weeks (16 days) worth of diapering for your baby.  If you purchase two packs of Rock-a-Bums (2 covers and 4 inserts) and a two packs of flour sack towels (10 towels total) you will have enough diapers for 14 changes (if you use it as an All-in-Two system, which is the most cost effective way).  14 (cloth) changes does not equal 160 (disposable) changes, HOWEVER, you can then WASH and REUSE your system every day until the 16 days (how long you would have had disposables) is up.  Once you would regularly buy disposables again, you put that money into investing in MORE cloth (even the same as above: two covers, four inserts and 10 flour sack towels) and crazy enough, you have enough diapers to wash every other day.  Are you down with washing every other day? If so, guess what, no more money is needed to invest in cloth can take the rest of your money (if you disposable diapered until your 9 month old was 2 1/2 that would equal $1,883.12) and use it elsewhere because you don't need more diapers!

This doesn't even include the savings of starting at the newborn stage, or what you will be saving using these as swim diapers!!

So, the question remains, can you jump on the cloth wagon without having to invest a ton in the beginning, and the answer is YES, you can! You might be washing a lot in the beginning but you can do it.  Also, I think washing diapers is totally worth the $1,883.12, don't you?

Now, if only the major news outlets would use THIS kind of an article to teach EVERYONE about using cloth.  So, let's get the word out, and share, share share this information! You could be keeping a child out of a REUSED DISPOSABLE diaper!

So, in keeping with our weekly giveaways, we would like to give away not one, but TWO Rock-a-Bums covers and FOUR Rock-a-Bums inserts! This should give anyone the ability to amp up their stash, or start building a stash!

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