About Baby Tooshy
Hi, I’m Gioula – hands on mother of 5, author, entrepreneur and owner of BabyTooshy. com.
What Makes Us Passionate About Cloth Diapering?
Did you know that disposable diapers cost up to $2000 more per child, than cloth diapers do? If you’re looking into cloth diapering for economic reasons, you probably do know this. But, did you also know that it takes around 300lbs of wood to keep one baby in disposable diapers—that’s a lot of trees. I’m not a hippie or a scientist— I’m just a regular mom (of 5), but I know trees (and plants) give us oxygen and we need oxygen to live. So, cutting down trees to get 300lbs worth of wood to diaper ONE BABY, is not great.
And how about the fact that they estimate it would take 250-500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose. That’s a crazy long time! Since we go through 27.4 BILLION disposable diapers a year, in the USA alone, I’m a bit worried about where they will put all those diapers if it takes so long to decompose. Will our great-great-great-great grandkids have a problem with centuries old poopy diapers that we created for them?
Whether your reasons for considering cloth diapers is economic or environmental – you need to do this! You could see cloth diapering as “doing it for the environment” and getting a bonus for your good work by saving a ton of money.
What We Want to Contribute to the Cloth Diapering Community?
At Baby Tooshy, we’re trying our best to make it easy for you. Like I said before, I’m a mom of 5 so I know that diapering children is not easy, especially if you’re a busy parent. That’s why, giving you great, valuable, helpful content and great products that make your life easier, is a really big deal for me.
I wore cloth diapers—the old fashioned flat diaper kind that was kept together with two diaper pins and a bulky, ugly waterproof pants. My family used it, not to save the environment, but because they didn’t know anything different and they certainly could not afford disposable diapers. As I grew up, I aspired to be the one who could afford disposable diapers but when I learned about how uncool they were, I changed my mind. The good thing is—cloth diapers have come a long way. No more ugly bulky waterproof pants. Now there’s a ton of cute prints to choose from and you can also choose from natural fabrics that are breathable and hypoallergenic and all that good stuff.
If you’re already a cloth diaper parent—Thanks. Seriously. Can you do me a favor and let me know how we can improve because we see this as a community service and we want to not only give you what you want, but hopefully exceed your expectations. What kind of content and/or products do you want to see more of? Absolutely let me know. With this site, it’s my goal to offer a really valuable resource to cloth diaper parents around the world because I think that we and all the other cloth diaper companies around the world, can make a difference—even if it’s small.
And if you’re just considering cloth diapers—thanks for visiting. Do check out our cloth diaper blog because it’s a great resource. It will probably answer every question you may have, or at least we’re working on making sure that eventually, there is no question left unanswered as it relates to cloth diapers.
But, if you have no suggestions or comments and you just want me to hook you up with a coupon, feel free to email me or better yet – sign up for updates and we’ll email you every time a new product is launched or we are offering coupons. (Don’t worry—we hate spam so we’ll only email you the good stuff). Thanks for your time and happy cloth diapering.