New Program for Trying Out Cloth Diapers
The Diaper Lab, in Somerville, has launched an Experiment-to-Own program for families who want to try using cloth diapers. For a $35 rental fee, they can try any eight diapers from the store for two weeks, mixing and matching different styles and brands, with guidance from Diaper Lab staff members.
“We want to be certain that families find a cloth diapering solution that fits their baby and their lifestyle,” says owner Salina Gonzales Frazier, who provides educational workshops for parents seeking to use the diapers. “We know it’s a big commitment, and we want everyone to discover what diapers work best before making the investment.”
The package also includes hemp or microfiber inserts for any pocket diapers, hemp doublers, a pail liner (if needed) and samples of laundry detergents suitable for cloth diapers. At the end of the trial period, families can keep and pay for any diapers they like and return the rest to Diaper Lab. Those who purchase more than $75 worth of diapers receive a $15 discount.
“Cloth diapers are going mainstream,” remarks Gonzales Frazier. “They’re an environmentally friendly alternative to the harmful chemicals found in disposable diapers, and they’re healthier for babies.”