A few months ago, DiaperShops.com put out their 2nd Annual Pulse Survey about...you guessed it...Cloth Diapers! I always love to see what the results of these types of surveys reveal as compared to how I myself answered the survey. For this years survey, there were 3,000 people who participated!! Seems like the number of modern day cloth diapering parents is on the rise!
"In July and August 2012, DiaperShops developed a 34-question survey to better understand the preferences and usage habits of avid cloth diapering users. The objective was to provide insights to cloth diaper manufacturers and retailers on how to best meet the needs of this growing audience as well as share the results among cloth diapering fans. "
Here are some results that I found interesting:
- #1 Reason People Cloth Diaper is to SAVE MONEY!
- Most Popular Brands include: Bumgenius, Fuzzibunz, GroVia, Swaddlebees, Rumparooz, followed by Thirsties, Kawaii, and Flip.
- Snaps rule over aplix by nearly 77%.
- 51% of the respondents prefer pocket style cloth diapers. But there is an increasing number of people who are using prefolds and covers (Me).
- 64% of us own more than 25 Cloth Diapers....hmmm...guess we all like to hoard our diapers.
- Nearly 55% do cloth diaper laundry 3 times per week.
- 69.2% of respondents use cloth diapers full time! This is awesome!
- Nearly 73% of people buy cloth diapers based on how they function.
- 51% of us sun our diapers on a regular basis.
- 46.5 of us use reusable swim diapers.
- The biggest challenge for those using cloth diapers is getting a proper laundry routine or detergent.
- Nearly 42% of us use diaper sprayers to help out with poop!
- 72% are most surprised HOW EASY cloth diapering really is (Me included).
- Nearly 69% of us buy cloth diapers from online retailers.
If you want to learn more about these results and more, be sure to check out the complete list of the survey results at the DiaperShops.com Blog!
Did you get a chance to take the DiaperShops Survey this year?
Were you surprised at any of the results?
Did you fall into the majority or minority of some of these statistics?