Why cloth diapers?
Modern cloth diapers are just as easy to change as a disposable and as easy to maintain as washing a load of laundry.
1.Cloth Diapers are cheaper.
2.Cloth diapers are way better for the environment.
3.Cloth diapers are more absorbent.
4.Disposable diapers contain nasty chemicals.
5.Cloth diapers are cuter than disposables.
6.Cloth diapers are more convenient for your babies
Cloth Diapers are cheaper
Cloth diapers can save money, especially if you have more than one child. Cloth diapering can actually be easy to use. The new cloth diapers are CUTE. The cost of cloth diapers is significantly lower than the cost of disposables. When you buy disposable diapers, you are throwing away money with each diaper change.
Cloth diapers are way better for the environment
The average disposable diaper can take 500 years to decompose. In U.S alone, 18 billion diapers are thrown into landfills every year. Not only do they take up tons of space, they don’t biodegrade. Plus, they’re just sitting there full of hazardous waste. Urine and feces can contain harmful bacteria which can work their way into the environment and even your water supply. Disposable diapering uses 37% more water than cloth diapering.
Cloth diapers are more absorbent
Disposable diapers do an incredible job of keeping skin dry because they are super absorbent. However, with this absorbency and their high cost, they tend to be changed less frequently than every 2-3 hours, which is what is recommended by doctors. With cloth diapers, the cost per change is less of a factor because each cloth diaper can be reused hundreds of time, allowing for more frequent changes and a way to keep skin truly dry and rash free.
Disposable diapers contain nasty chemicals
Most disposables are bleached. Sodium Polyacrylate, the super absorbent gelling material, or AGM, that allows your baby to go long periods in one diaper. The chemical dioxin is used in the production of disposable diapers, and is a known carcinogen. There are a LOT of chemicals in traditional diapers (you think that magic gel stuff that absorbs 100 times its weight in urine is natural).
Cloth diapers are cuter than disposables
The modern cloth diapers are shaped like disposables, and have elastic legs, waistbands, and close with either Velcro or snaps. They come in lots of varieties, from high tech moisture wicking polyester to organic cotton, and some even use disposable inserts for long outings.
Cloth diapers are more convenient for your babies
When you choose to cloth diaper, you are also choosing to be in control of what substances touch your baby’s delicate skin. Cloth diapers do not contain harsh chemicals such as dioxin, which may exist in disposable diapers.