Ilana is co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mother to three girls - Azure, Phoenix and Ione. She's also the owner of A Jaded Mama, a blog about mothering, small business ownership and all things green. When she's not busy coming up with new product ideas, working on social media campaigns and co-managing the business, you'll find her doing handstands, doing pull-ups, co-sleeping, raising school-aged children and reading.

Amy is the other co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mom to three boys - Bailey, Davray, Sacha, and to beautiful DAUGHTER, River. She's a dedicated and very attached parent and just adores the company of her enormous, gorgeous boys. When she's not busy juggling the company finances, talking on the phone with suppliers and trying to talk Ilana down off a cliff, you'll find her very involved in her community activities and enjoying the great outdoors.

Natalie is the Social Media Coordinator for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. You can find her on @AppleCheeksDipe on Twitter or Instagram or the Facebook page! Natalie is the mother of three children - Elinor (6), Grant (3) and Roslyn, who will celebrate her first year of life - fully diapered in AppleCheeks - in December! If you follow her personal account on Instagram @justgnatty, you'll know that she's just a little obsessed with taking fun photos of these diapers and has an outright addiction to MiniZips. Got a blog topic, giveaway wish or product feature idea? Send a note to!

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Are Cloth Diapers Really Better Than Throwaways?


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Based on average usage of 2.5 years

Sources: Couches bébé: Comment bien choisier? CNIID - Centre national d’information indépendante sur les déchets - Lehrburger, Mullen, Jones.

Diapers: Environmental Impacts and Lifecycle Analysis, January 1991

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I have been looking for something like this! I'm planning a cloth diapering booth at our local Earth Day fair. Is it ok if I print these out to share?

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisanne

Of course! Or better yet, once they are printed why don't we send you a couple? Can you use the email us form to get in touch with your address, please?

February 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterAppleCheeks

I LOVE Applecheeks and it is the only brand of cloth diaper I have ever used since my daughter was born 8 months ago. I love this comparison chart. However, I will not share it as the data is very outdated. Most of my friends are RN's like me, and we were always taught in university, that when analyzing data, to check to see if it is evidence based. If you can get a hand on data that is atleast 10 years old and not 21 years old that would be more credible.

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

How do you know how much you spend washing and drying each load of diapers? Would you be able to provide estimates for that?

February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

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