Real Diaper Association         


The Real Diaper Association believes that making the knowledge and tools for cloth diapering accessible to U.S. parents will change the world one baby at a time.  RDA beliefs are put to action through the organization of local advocates and activists for cloth-diapering. 

Upon joining, RDA members are asked to respond to "Why I Chose Cloth."  Below you will find a collection of their testimonies. 

Are you interested in joining RDA?  To begin the membership process, please click here.

So many reasons the environmental impact was a big one but I think the most important for me was keeping the chemicals in disposables away from my daughter's skin.

I started cloth diapering my first baby out of pure financial necessity in 2007. When my diapers came in the mail, I remember opening the box and thinking "I must be crazy. What have I gotten into?" I knew no one who used cloth diapers at the time and I felt like an oddity everywhere. But our family quickly grew to love all that cloth diapering had to offer, and soon I was the one convincing other friends to try it. Our family has personally experienced all of the benefits of cloth diapers as we have added children to our family (now at 4, with 2 still in diapers). From our pocketbook to our daughter's ultra sensitive skin that couldn't go near a disposable diaper, we have a list a mile long about why we love cloth!

softer more comfortable $$ saving and eco friendly

We believe everyone should do their part in providing for a cleaner future, for generations to come. Coth diapering is one, easy way to help insure that future.

Cost Our biggest reason for choosing, and sticking with, cloth diapering is cost. Our initial costs were a bit higher, since a single, one-size, pocket-style cloth diaper can cost $20 or more (and you need a few to get through the day), Diaper Decisions estimates that between the least expensive type of cloth diaper and your average Joe disposable diapers, the savings over the diapering life of just one child is over $2000. Thatís a huge chunk of change for anyone, but especially for us living on just one income. Fewer Rashes This one has come about since our sonís birth, but it is hugely important to us. We see a lot fewer and much milder diaper rash with cloth than disposables. The one time he wore a big name brand disposable, he broke out in a horrible rash that caused him to cry in pain for three days. We have not used a disposable since then! Reduced rashes (really, no rashes) also saves money on diaper rash cream. No rash, no need for cream, so another expense is avoided. Environmental Impact Iím definitely trying to green-up our lifestyle, and I love that cloth diapers create much less waste and have a smaller impact on the earth. Sure, we use water to launder them and PUL isnít perfect or compostable, but I still think cloth is better for the environment than disposable plastic diapers. Overall Love Cloth diapering has been pretty excellent to us. We only shelled out around $300 and have enough one-size pockets, sized fitteds, two-sized covers, and newborn diapers to last us through the next few children. We even use cloth wipes, for most of the reasons mentioned above, and because it seemed like a natural pairing with our cloth diapers.

I have been convinced by the large shift to cloth diapering in this area. The environmental and health issues of cloth versus disposable are my main reasons. Also, cost savings over the long term and the availability of cloth diapers and diaper covers in the marketplace today.

We chose cloth because it is the most financially responsible way to assist families in need in our community and will help us to fulfill our mission to keep our babies healthy and happy. In the Midwest the financial savings to a family are more important than the environmental impact and this is usually the attraction for our families. Once we have met with them and shown them the ease of using cloth diapers we ensure that they are able to care for the diapers and assist them to find daycare that will meet their needs.

We choose cloth because it's better for my baby, my wallet, and my environment.

When I opened my store 5 years ago, I didn't even know about cloth diapering. In my mind, it was just used by our mothers when we were kids. A customer approached me, and asked if I had ever considered selling cloth diapers, and I paused, and said, No I hadn't, but enlighten me. Well, she did, and then a few months later, she offered to teach a CD101 class for us. Since then, we have expanded our workshops to more than 30 different offerings, and our cloth diaper section has expanded to more than 30 different lines, a diaper rental service, consultations, and more. I strongly support and believe in cloth diapering, for all the usual reasons - the environment, cost savings, fun of it - and it has propelled my business in directions I hadn't even imagined. I only wish I had the opportunity to use them!

Originally, cloth wasn't a choice... it was a need. Our son was allergic to disposable diapers and so we decided to try cloth. Based on our income at the time, we decided to purchase the materials to make some cloth diapers to save money. When they turned out to not only be perfect for our little one, but also cost effective and really cute too, we decided to post photos of them to a blog. Within no time, we had requests from others that wanted to buy them and things grew from there :)

Showing 21 to 30 (of total 694 testimonials)

 « Previous page · Next page »

Are you interested in joining RDA?  To begin the membership process, please click here.



Tax deductible

Your Grandmother Should Know Cloth Diapers

Real Diaper Facts

Why Choose Cloth Diapers?

Ask Me About Cloth Diapers.

Real Diaper Facts

Article Submissions

Link To RDA


RDA is an associate member of the Real Diaper Industry Association, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association for the cloth diaper industry.

Associate Member of Real Diaper Industry Association


PMB #155
3401 Adams Ave, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92116-2490


Thank you for broken links or site errors.