Jaiye: Positive Impact
We believe that everyone can make a positive impact when diapering by making the right choice based on their circumstances, preferences, budgets and beliefs.
While there is no "perfect" solution to the diapering dilemma, every little bit of incremental change adds up to a big impact in a long run. We salute the efforts of many families who practice Elimination Communication, cloth diaper, use sustainable disposables or just use more earth-friendly conventional disposables.
We don't believe in judgement or diaper-shaming -- rather we believe that what works for your family, and the planet, is the right diapering choice for you.
Reduce + Offset
The happiest day for all parents is the day they put the last diaper on their child.
This is why we believe in responsible diapering, reducing your footprint when possible and offseting what you can't through Carbon Offsets. As the first company to voluntarily purchase carbon offsets as part of our service, we're leading the charge to help families reduce their overall impact on the environment, even if they can't compost or use a composting service.
Elimination Communication (EC)
Contrary to the conventional wisdom, we're big supporters of methods like Elimination Communication to reduce the reliance on diapers earlier in life.
Elimination Communication is a gentle, non-coercive way to respond to a baby’s natural hygiene needs, from as early as birth. Like all mammals, human babies instinctively resist soiling themselves, their sleep space, and their caregivers, and they clearly communicate about it from birth. With EC, parents learn baby's signals and natural rhythms and assist them with this process until they naturally gain independence (usually by 9-18 months of age). With EC, many parents use a diaper backup at night, on outings, and at pre-walking ages.
Reducing the total number of diapers used, whether cloth or disposables, is in the best interest of all parents and our environment, even if it leads to reduced sales and income to the diaper companies.
We're big fans of cloth diapering. Cloth diapers can lead to reduced waste and can be a fantastic choice for many families, especially earlier in the diapering cycle.
There are a lof of great choices, ranging from organic cotton to Bamboo (guess which one we prefer) and a myriad of styles to choose from. When maintained properly, they can last a long time -- just keep an eye on your water and detergent use. We recommend using earth-friendly detergents, air/line drying them and reducing wash cycles to the minimum.
We are proudly serving thousands of cloth-diapering customers who often use our diapers for overnights, daycare or when travelling.
Landfills are a fact of life. Not a pretty one, but a fact nevertheless. While we can't know with certainty what happens in each and every landfill around the country, we believe that disposing a better built diaper, even in anaerobic conditions, is better than disposing a conventional one.
There are so many factors that affect the ultimate end-of-life results in a landfill, from the amount of time it takes for you to throw them away, to your curbside pickup schedule, to the time the diapers spend in the transfer station and ultimately their final resting place. Some landfills cap quicker than others, some pre-sort, some add moisture and some cover with dirt daily. One of the easiest changes you can make is to separate your diapers from your regular trash and use biodegradable bags to dispose of them. Always check your local regulations to assure compliance with laws.