Jack waiting for the Happy Cheeks delivery truck.
We’ve reached the end of our six-week free-trial of Happy Baby Cheeks Cloth Diaper Service, and I am proud to say that we saved more than 400 disposable diapers from polluting our landfill. I only wish we could have saved more by using their service back when my first child was born.
What I love most about the Happy Baby Cheeks service, is that they are a family business. Having five kids of their own, they know diapers inside and out (no pun intended). All I had to do was tell them that my guy was a little bit of a chunky monkey, and the next thing I knew, Jack was crawling around in a perfectly snug and rather cute cloth diaper (size large).
The Happy Cheeks Service delivers to many Metro Vancouver locations and has everything you would ever need for your baby including: two types of cloth diapers to choose from, inserts for added absorption, diaper covers for rent, diaper pails and even cloth wipes. Everything is spotless, packaged nicely and delivered straight to your door.
And if you run out of diapers or find you need less, all you have to do is reply to their delivery reminder email. That’s right, they even remind you that their coming – now that’s a service any tired parent can appreciate!
Never tried cloth diapers?
Me either. Let me tell you, I was a little worried I wouldn’t like them. I guess I just thought putting them on seem complicated. It turns out the arduous part would have been cleaning them myself. I looked it up. Sometimes you need to soak them. There’s also detergents to avoid. Oh, and you need to clean them in a separate load too. People write entire articles about the washing process.
It’s so much easier leaving your dirty diapers for Happy Baby Cheeks to pick up and clean. Their industrial machines ensure each diaper is spotless. Happy Baby Cheeks picks up the same time every week, and best of all – they never wake the kids!
A lot of you know me personally, and know that my number one reason for not going cloth in the first place was because of the time factor. Sorry to say it wasn’t the environment. The last thing I wanted to do at the end of each night was scrub poopy diapers. Since using cloth, my attitude has changed a bit. During the first week of using them, we noticed our garbage was cut in half. Incredible.
Statistics vary, but after much reading, I learned disposable diapers can take up to 500 years to decompose in a landfill. Some reports claim that almost 20 billion disposable diapers are dumped in landfills each year – about 3.5 million tons of waste! It kind of made me think things over. During the last six weeks, if I slipped Jack into a disposable for a party, or when someone babysat him, I felt incredibly guilty. I would feel much better knowing he was in a cloth diaper.
Continuing our service
We are happy to say that our family will continue to use the Happy Baby Cheeks service. If you are interested in signing up, check out their brand new website, and be sure to tell them Angela from Rock ‘n’ Rattle sent you.
Check out my other posts on the Happy Baby Cheeks service
Disclaimer: diaper service courtesy of Happy Baby Cheeks Cloth Diaper Service. Opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own.