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.

For the health of my children and our environment.

I chose cloth diapers for many reasons. The health of my baby, eco friendly, and of course the savings. But my best answer would have to be, because that is what my mom did. She encouraged it and as I looked into it, I couldn't find any reason not to use cloth! It is far too easy, accessible and affordable!!

I could go on forever... Why NOT choose cloth!?

I chose cloth for my daughter as well as my business because it is the most natural way to diaper a baby. As a new parent I have tried to give my daughter a great start by providing everything for her as natural as possible. In the process I spoke with many parents in this area who had tried to do the same but didn't have the support they needed. With this information I decided to open a store that would support them both with the supplies they needed as well as the education.

Our journey began with researching the cost benefits of using cloth over disposable but within our time researching has become so much more. Cloth has become a passion for us as it is so fulfilling knowing I am keeping chemically processed diapers away from our son and helping the environment at the same time. There was an occasion in which we had to use disposable diapers and each and every time our son came in contact with these, he developed a horrible rash so we have seen first hand the difference and will never look back. My husband will attest that I have become a little obsessed but have already convinced others to give cloth a chance. I was meet with skepticism from older generations who do not realize how far cloth has come and how easy it is to use now and have been able to pass my experiences along. Our daycare even told us they would not cloth diaper, however I went in person and convinced them to change their minds about it. I certainly feel I represent a modern family and hope to lead by example.

I choose to cloth diaper because the thought of the cemicals in disposable diapers was terrible. We are a one income family on a tight budget and wanted a safe cost effective way to diaper our baby.

My oldest child survived his diapering years in 'sposies with a slightly pink bum and a tube of A&D every week. I first started using cloth diapers because my youngest child is allergic to disposables; bright red with bleeding sores. After about 12 months of working with our doctor; every disposable on the market, we went through numerous medicated creams, more air time than diaper time; even the dr finally recommended cloth (we were both thinking grandma's metal pins and plastic pants). I got lucky, a cloth diaper store had opened in our area about the time my youngest baby had been born so I figured I would go and at least get some cute covers.... Lo, what I learned that day! We had a good long conversation, talking about fabric materials, prices, smells and perhaps most importantly - chemistry. I walked out with some AI2s, a couple of pockets and that tiny jar of Motherlove. 48 hours later that rash was gone and we never looked back. I wish I had known with my first what I now know with my second, I would have done them both in cloth!

I chose cloth first and foremost because I wanted to have an impact on the environment. I did not want every single one of my son's disposable diapers sitting in a landfill for over 500 years. I also chose cloth because it was the more affordable way to go. We plan on having more kids, so the benefits will continue long after our son is out of diapers.

My husband and I chose to cloth diaper when expecting our daughter simply due to the fact that we needed to save money. We started out buying just the cheapest diapers we could find, but we didn't really know what we were doing. We ended up buying a bunch of junkie diapers off of ebay. After some research and tons of reading, we started to find better options. We discovered prefolds and covers were cheap, but still worked well. We were pretty upset that we had wasted money at first on cheap diapers from china that came apart or leaked right away, and right away I started making it a mission of mine to make sure that when I told people about cloth, that I showed them that it didn't have to leak and be a mess. It really could work! You could have a clean, dry baby who was rash free! After a few months of cloth diapering and more reading up on all the benefits of cloth, my husband told me that I was so passionate about this that we should open up a store. I learned how cloth was so much better for the environment. I knew it was better for my baby, but after seeing the scientific evidence, I wanted to make sure that future children never wore disposables if possible! (By the way, the first baby mentioned here is 16 months old and has only worn 2 packs of disposables, and the 2nd baby is 5 weeks and has ONLY worn cloth!) Cloth diapers have definitely fulfilled the goal we had for them. We have saved a fortune, especially now that we have two in diapers! But we love cloth for so much more than that now! :)

I decided to cloth diapers when my family was financial limited due to only having one income. We began cloth diapering our youngest at 6 months and just loved the convenience, environmental savings, and they wonderful designs. We were able to save so much and felt that other families could benefit from cloth diapers I began "The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet" to lend cloth diapers to low income or in need families.

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