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Sure, washing cloth diapers may sound gross at first, but there are benefits that make a little ewww worth it.

How to Wash Cloth Diapers: A Simple Starter Guide

Approximately 3.3 million tons of disposable diapers are added to the country’s landfills each year. It estimated to take up to 500 years for just one diaper to decompose in a landfill. That’s 500 years of infecting the ecosystem with toxic gases and hazardous chemicals for every diaper thrown into the trash.

Cloth diapers make a difference. You are making a difference.

Follow the advice and tips outlined below and let all squeamish thoughts go. You’ll see, it’s safe to wash your favorite white T-shirt (the lone stain-free one) in the same machine that launders loads of your baby’s soiled diapers. We promise: Your clothes, sheets, and towels won’t smell like poo forevermore.

You can do this.