So now we have shown where we are at when baby is 1 month old. In our window at Nappy Shoppe we have a stash of newborn cloth diapers, and the disposable diapers in size 1 needed for a newborn for the first month of life. Depending on brand, you could be at this point running neck and neck for the cost factor. However as far as resource usage is concerned, disposables are the clear loser her for the amount of resources used. The bulk is visually obvious. Even though I was already convinced that cloth diapers are the way to go, this window display has been a visual eye opener for me. Just seeing it grow. That one or two packets of disposables that sat under my older sons change table just did not really show his usage like this window display is. And this window is nothing like what is in my office right now. The pile fell on me the other morning when I opened the office door!
I just want to give a huge THANK YOU, to all our customers who have participated in the program. I know we have given store credit back, but many of the brands of diapers donated, are not the cheaper ones, so I know many of you are getting back less than you spent. And many of you are doing it, knowing its going to help a good cause, Hopes Door Womens Shelter. So THANK YOU! And a special thank you to the customer who lives out of state but sent in disposables because she had some left over from when she transitioned to cloth and wanted to know they would end up in a good program!