Reducing the climate impact of dirty diapers

Sep 20, 2019
U.K.-based company The Nappy Gurus is encouraging parents to use cloth diapers rather than disposable ones to reduce their environmental impact.
Cloth diapers on a clothesline.
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The latest smart product: the baby diaper

May 14, 2019
With a declining birthrate in the U.S., diaper brands hope new tech can bring in more profits.
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Why 1 in 3 families has trouble affording diapers

Apr 10, 2018
Diapers are higher tech than ever before, but many families cant afford them.

Workers let go as diaper sales and profits take a dive

Jan 29, 2018
Diaper and baby product makers are facing declining sales, but more babies are due as the birthrate slowly starts going up after a decade. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.   

No, you don't have to start hoarding diapers

Oct 1, 2012
An explosion at a Japanese factory shut down production of an absorbency chemical used in disposable diapers. But for now, at least, it looks like the global diaper market can absorb the disruption.

Bracing for baby

Mar 2, 2012
Kids are expensive! Author Carmen Wong Ulrich discusses the serious financial decisions to-be parents should be thinking about.
Expectant parents should be thinking about some very basic questions as they figure out the costs of bringing a new life into the world.
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