Original article on ReallyNatural.com:
Okay, you know you’re in trouble when your husband starts sending you links to products like FuzziBunz® microfleece re-usable diapers. “But I saw them in Wired,” he protests, “And they fit with your whole earth-friendly, reduce, reuse, recycle ethic.” Whatever, man. You’re sending me links about diapers.
That said, FuzziBuns® do look pretty snappy (pun intended). They come with durable snaps that let you adjust the size to fit your baby’s legs and waist. They’re made with microfleece, which according to the site, “gently touches your baby’s skin, pulling away moisture and keeping your baby rash-free, dry, and comfortable.” The outside layer is waterproof. And they come with a “patented, pocket-style opening” that acts as, well, a pocket, so you can stuff it with inserts or towels to increase the diapers’ absorbency.
According to groups like the Institute for Lifecycle Environmental Assessment, the jury’s still out on whether cloth diapers are better for the environment than disposables. They use more energy to clean, but take less energy to produce and create a lot less solid waste. And of course there are the parents who suggest that if less is more, none is best – and therefore advocate going the diaper-less route.
At Really Natural, we think it’s up to you as a parent to decide what’s right for you and your child. But if you’re thinking about going the cloth or re-usable diaper route, FuzziBunz® deserves a top to bottom look.