Diaper debate: Cloth or disposable?

January 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Expectant parents don't always know what type of diapers to use when baby is on the way. There are more options than ever, including greener ones. Dr. Alan Green, pediatrician and author "Raising Baby Green: The Earth-friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care," helps explain.

Dr. Greene recommends:

Cloth Diapers:

New Diaper Alternatives:


Flushables (True Disposables):

Dr. Greene's Cloth Diaper Cleaning Tips:

Avoid commercial fabric softeners.

Don't use bleach.

Dry cloth diapers on a clothesline if possible.

For more information, visit www.DrGreene.com

Dr. Greene:
Alan Greene, M.D. is a beloved practicing pediatrician, leading authority, and spokesperson for the green baby movement. Named "the Children's Health Hero of the Internet" by Intel, Dr. Greene teaches at Stanford University School of Medicine.