How cloth diapering and natural parenting go hand-in-hand

You’ve probably heard about natural parenting in blogs, social media groups and in parenting articles. It’s everywhere, and for good reason. Most people assume natural parenting is letting your children govern themselves without rules or consequences, but that’s not the case.

What is natural parenting?

Natural parents and experts alike define the natural parenting style as giving children the room to reach milestones and discover new concepts on their own time. It provides children connection and care to help them achieve emotional health from an earlier age. At the root of it all, we value our own experience, research and intuition above parenting trends and opinion.

Perhaps one of the most commonplace parenting habits we’ve accepted as a society is disposable diapering. We’ve seen our mothers do it, we’ve seen mothers in the media do it and we really don’t know anything else. It’s easy, convenient and we don’t give a second thought to it. But mothers are becoming more aware of the impact disposable diapers are having on the planet, they’re examining the facts, and choosing better for their families.

Why Cloth Diapering

No matter where you are in your natural parenting journey, cloth diapering is an easy and affordable option for you and your baby. A child uses 6-8 thousand diapers in their first couple years of life. Think of all that build up in a landfill! It takes about 500 years for a diaper to decompose, something that could affect the life of your children and their grandchildren. That might seem like a heavy responsibility to bear, but choosing an alternate outcome is possible (and easy). Choosing to leave a cleaner and sustainable planet for our children is a top priority.

Additionally, cloth diapers are a more cost-efficient option. You can ask any parent — most moms and dads worry about money and saving for their children’s future. So why spend unnecessarily on something that won’t benefit your baby long-term? On average, parents can save nearly $2,000 when they choose GroVia cloth diapers for their child. Just think — that could go into a college savings account. Any mom or dad, regardless of parenting style, can see the benefit of that.  


The perk of cloth diapering that most natural parents love is the lack of toxins and chemicals against your baby’s skin day and night. Chemicals like bleach, petroleum, dioxins, and artificial fragrances are included in disposable and even “eco-friendly” disposable diapers. Most parents (and humans) would agree that doesn’t sound like a safe combination to introduce to a baby’s first couple of years of life. Cloth diapers made with quality materials like certified organic cotton are a safer way to diaper and care for your baby’s well being.

By reading the facts and learning about the incredible benefits of cloth diapering for your baby and the planet, choosing to ditch disposables is a choice natural parents choose for every child.


Perhaps one of the most commonplace parenting habits we’ve accepted as a society is disposable diapering. We’ve seen our mothers do it, we’ve seen mothers in the media do it and we really don’t know anything else. It’s easy, convenient and we don’t give a second thought to it. But mothers are becoming more aware of the impact disposable diapers are having on the planet, they’re examining the facts, and choosing better for their families.