Can you use cloth diapers at day cares in Arizona?
Cloth diapers are great for baby, the environment and the pocketbook!
In a forum recently a mom posted that in AZ you can’t use cloth diapers in day care. I immediately thought, “WHAT!! That isn’t true!” But first decided to look it up before posting my thoughts… And I was right. You CAN use cloth diapers in day care.
Here’s the actual information from the AZ state code:
What does this mean?
You can cloth diaper in AZ and use regular day care. Any place that tells you otherwise is NOT worth your time and money. Why support a business that refuses to give you the options you are allowed per state law? Why would you give your money to a business who required you to use disposable diapers (assuming disposable diapers are against your beliefs?) Basically, if you regularly use cloth diapers and a day care requires you to buy disposable diapers… they are requiring you to spend even more money per day just to use their service?
If you’re worried about increase use of plastic, consider biodegradable bags.
Show them the code, if they do not change their mind, fire them. Feel free to also link that information and report violators here.
So to be clear:
State law allows for cloth diapers to be used in Arizona.
And if you’re paying more than $340/week for child care, consider an au pair
For more information on daycares and cloth diapers, visit the Real Diaper Association.