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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

September 17, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Low-income families suffer from diaper shortages

Use cloth

My heart is aching for those people who don’t have diapers for their little ones. [“Lack of diapers creates problems for families,” News, Sept. 16.]

I know it is problematic to not be able to change babies’ diapers. But tell me this. Has anyone ever heard of cloth diapers that you use, wash and reuse continually?

Some cloth diapers could be distributed to these people with instructions on how to fold and wash the diapers, if anyone can still remember the procedure.

My husband and I raised three boys, and never used disposable diapers.

Isn’t it so much better for the environment to use the old-fashioned, regular cloth diapers?

Mary Hickey, Oak Harbor

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