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Facts About Disposable Diapers

How Much Do You Know About Disposable Diapers?

One of the first necessities parents have in their home for a new babe is diapers. While the debate over the environmental impact of cloth versus disposable diapers continues, there is no doubt that disposable ones are leading the charge. See just how much you know about the convenient throw-away nappies by taking our quiz.

How Much Do You Know About Disposable Diapers?

When were disposable diapers first invented?

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FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
This is exactly why I use cloth diapers. When I heard that they take 500 years to decompose, it made me absolutely sick. Not to mention the harsh materials they are made with. No thanks!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
They don't decompose, ever, becuase they are covered with plastic and kept away from the things needed to biodegrade..so its much longer then 500 years, its as long as it takes the things above it to decompose, then the next set...etc. They are absolutely conveinent, but they aren't cheaper then cloth. Even if you buy the expensive ones, it evens out, and the diapers sell on ebay and sites like diaperswappers for around 80-85% of their original value once used. Most people buy them used, use them, and resell them for nearly the same price. We recently began cloth diapering, and our water bill only went up 5 bucks a month, compared to the 70 dollars we were spending a month on disposables.
0danielle0 0danielle0 7 years
Oh my gosh, 500 years? That's enough to make me research cloth!
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
They are terrible for the environment but for a family on a budget, they can be more economical then cloth.
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