Cloth diapers are reborn! When you think of cloth diapers it may conjure up visions of complicated folds and diaper pins, but the cloth diapers of today are simple, convenient, and stylish. There is a growing trend for parents to make the choice to cloth diaper their babies. You may ask why decide to use cloth diapers. Here are the top three reasons why:
Cloth Diapers Are Better For Your Baby
Cloth diapers are more comfortable for your baby to wear. They are softer on sensitive skin and are more breathable.
Dry doesnít mean clean in disposable diapers. The urine is absorbed by harsh chemicals, which stay right next to babyís skin allowing bacteria to collect.
Cloth diapers cut down on diaper rash. Before the introduction of disposable diapers, diaper rash was rare. Today, diaper rash occurs in a high percentage of babyís wearing disposable diapers.
Disposable diapers contain harsh chemicals, (dioxins, sodium polyacrylate, etc.) that are linked to long term health conditions, such as asthma-like symptoms and infertility.
Cloth Diapers Are VERY Budget Friendly
Babies typically potty train a year earlier when wearing cloth diapers. Being potty trained helps their development, competence, confidence, and sense of self, not to mention your budget.
Cloth diapers can be used with multiple children. The savings doubles, triples, etc. with each additional child. Disposable diapers are used once and then thrown away along with the money you spent on them.
No more trips and wasted gas going to the store just to pick up a package of disposable diapers. Cloth diapers are convenient and donít have to be replenished once purchased.
You can start cloth diapering for a small initial investment, but on average it cost $2,500 to $3,000 to keep a baby in disposable diapers during the diapering years. Cloth diapers can save you $$$THOUSANDS$$$!
Cloth Diapers Are Environmentally Responsible
Billions of disposable diapers are thrown into landfills each year in the United States alone.
Disposable diapers thrown into landfills contain raw and untreated sewage contaminating water supplies.
Disposable diapers are the 3rd largest source of solid waste in landfills.
It takes hundreds of years for one disposable diaper to decompose.
Disposable diapers take tens of thousands of tons of plastic and hundreds of thousands of trees to manufacture. They use more energy, non-regenerable raw material, and renewable material.