You want to save the planet, but you've got this baby who poops a lot. What's a mom to do? Try some eco-friendly diapers! There are loads of options out there now, ranging from cloth to totally disposable, and I've tried almost all of them. (Well, except for that no-diaper "elimination communication" option.) Here are seven earth-friendly diapers, with how much they cost, what makes them green, and how to tell if they're the right diapers for you.
Classic cloth diapers: Around $15 for a 10-pack, plus around $7 for two diaper covers.
Why it's green: You don't throw anything away.
Choose if: You have the time to do loads upon loads of laundry, or you can afford a diaper service. You want to save money. You don't mind leaks because you never leave the house (all that laundry). Also, you have the ability to ignore that nagging voice that pesters you about all the heat and water you're using to wash those diapers over and over again. Oh -- and that diaper service may use bleach, so there's that. The upside is, after you give up on them, you can use them as burping cloths.