Alternatives in Diapering

What is Alternatives in Diapering? Alternatives in Diapering is a booklet weighing the pros & cons of disposable and cloth diapers, as well as using a diaper service. This booklet was compiled by the Peace River Childbirth Education Association (Peace River, AB., Canada). Copyright 1995.

Index:

Comparison of Alternatives (An overview of cost, convenience, effectiveness and environmental comparisons.) 

What's Available (Cloth diapers & accessories, diaper service, disposable diapers.)

Cost 

Diapering Tips (Home, day care.) 

Washing Diapers 

Diaper Rash (Two main factors: diarrhea & infrequent changing, Other factors and types of rash, To keep baby's skin healthy: less moisture, more air, night diapering, If a rash develops, If a rash persists.) 

Environmental Considerations (The diaper debate, Canada's goals and guidelines, Diaper data: statistics, lifecycle inventory studies, Diaper issues: the garbage problem and the "biodegradable" myth, disposal of feces, dioxins, detergents, land use, Environmental improvement, Other reusable cloth products.)

Acknowledgements 

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