babies naturally eliminate at predictable times . . . the best way to prevent [skin infections and UTI] is to get children out of diapers.
- Jeffrey M. Bender, MD - Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
The diaper savings calculator will calculate how much money you will save, how much less garbage you will generate and how much less water will be consumed by using the EC Seat. Average parents are characterized as busy, first time parents. The diaper savings calculator works with both disposable diapers and cloth diapers with cloth inserts. You can see the assumptions explained further down the page. Results are on the right.
The average cost of disposable diapers per child is $2000USD. The average cost of cloth diapers is $600 + $400 per child for utility and consumables. These numbers include hidden costs such as diaper pails, wipes, diaper rash cream and laundering.
Your exact savings will vary based on your local utility cost, your brand choice and type of diapers, your choice of miscellaneous supplies and your little one's susceptibility to diaper rash and urinary tract infections. Every parent has different preferences and every baby is unique. How many times you need to replace the diaper and how frequently you need to take your baby to the toilet will ultimately be determined by your baby.
Cloth diapers generate much less garbage than disposable diapers. But they also require much more water to make and to use. In 2017, 1.1 billion people worldwide already lack access to water. In 2014, California went into a drought state of emergency for 5 years after river and reservoirs went to record lows . World Wild Life has predicted that by 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may face water shortages. Unfortunately, the planet is covered in garbage and running out of water at the same time.