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When to Start Using Cloth Diapers and How To Start?

Parents want to switch to cloth diapers to save money but they don’t exactly know when to start using cloth diapers. There is no hard and fast rule when to start using cloth diapers. You can start on the first day or you can wait for some time to experiment as it is really really hard.

In this article, you will find out what is the ideal time to start using cloth diapers.

Do you feel your baby will consume too many disposable diapers and creating lots of rubbish? In the early months after birth, you will realize the amount of waste that disposable diapering creates. If so, it is recommended to use cloth diapers.  

Cloth diapers are easy to use and can be more affordable than disposable. It is also better for your babies usually and don't create rashes. Being a new parent you have to take lots of decisions. Diapering your baby is one of them.

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When to start cloth diapers on your newborn?

If you didn't start since day one, you can still start using cloth diapers after the first few months. Take the below-given factors and advice to take into consideration when trying out. Remember, don't blame yourself if you cannot too as it is really hard.

4 things to consider before buying cloth diapers

If you are a new parent or want to switch to cloth diapers keep the following factors in mind. 

  • Start Small
  • Cloth diapering isn’t ideal for everyone. As it is clear by the name start small, buy a few diapers in the beginning. There are quite a few people who have started this journey and gave it up.

    Start Small

    These are the people who can’t manage the workload. It would not be an easy task in winters to dry cloth diapers. Before buying cloth diapers in bulk start with two to three diapers and see whether you can handle or not. If it works well then go for bulk in this way you will not waste your money. 

  • Cloth Diapers are not always eco-friendly
  • Although the environmental impacts of using cloth diapers will be less than those of disposable diapers still the question is how cloth diapers are laundered? It is good to use cloth diapers as it will save money and saves the environment. It is better to wash them in full loads. In the early days, cloth diapers were made of cotton which is famous as a water-hungry crop. Nowadays, diapers are made up of bamboo which is a more sustainable option and easily available. 

    Diapering

    After considering environmental aspects, now think about washing and drying of cloth diapers. Drying without a dry will take days. So it is better to wash diapers in a full load. You will have to wash cloth diapers separately because the poop will be involved. 

  • You will still need lots of cloth diapers
  • Keeping environmental aspects in mind and to wash them in a full load you will still have to buy lots of cloth diapers. You will have to buy at least 5 diapers. The number of diapers you need will depend on the diaper style you choose. For pocket diapers, you will have to buy fewer. You will be changing inserts. The price of a single cloth diaper will be different for each brand. It will range from $5 to $20. Without any doubt, it will help to save money in the long run. But you will have to invest too much in the beginning, so it will put an extra burden on you. 

  • Good for the baby’s skin
  • Cloth diapers are good for the baby’s skin. It depends on how often you are changing them. Cloth diapers are well-known for being good for the baby’s skin and the environment.

    Good for the baby’s skin

    Given that, note that cloth diapers have less absorbency than disposable diapers, so you still have to change cloth diapers very often. Some babies may develop skin rash so be careful. 

    The Benefits of cloth diapering

    Many parents would be confused about the concept of cloth diapers. Once they are familiar with the benefits of cloth diapers, all the confusion will disappear. 

    Major benefits of cloth diapers are

    • Cloth diapers are good for baby
    • Good choice for the environment
    • Good for you

     

    Must-have cloth diaper accessories

    When you have decided to switch to cloth diapers, make sure that you have all the important things with you. 

    • Wool dryer balls
    • Diaper sprayer
    • Rash cream
    • Cloth diaper pail
    • Wet bag
    • Fleece diaper liners

    One more thing tries to avoid using oils or talc powders on the cloth diapers. It can result in allergic reactions. 

    Conclusion

    In this article, we have tried to explain some important things about the usage of cloth diapers. It is better to use cloth diapers and carry the legacy to the next generations. Using a cloth diaper can be the way of passing love to your coming generations. Not only this, cloth diapers are much safer for our babies. 

    Cloth diapers are eco-friendly and cost-effective. There are different patterns and sizes available in the market. What you need to do is? Just go out and explore all the available options. Buy the best cloth diapers according to your budget and need. It will be a big investment at the start, but you will be saving lots of money in the long run. So, when to start using cloth diapers, is still debatable. No one is sure about this question. You can start using cloth diapers right from the first day, but at the start, your baby will consume lots of diapers so it is better to start using after a few months. 

    When you are expecting a newborn, you will have to make lots of important decisions. Diapering your baby is also among them. Still, there are lots of countries in the world that are using traditional cloth diapers. Modern moms are still reluctant to use cloth diapers. Previously lots of pins were used to tie the diapers but the concept has been changed now. 

    Cloth diapers are super absorbent and easy to wash. You can easily put and take off cloth diapers. You can use a washer to wash cloth diapers. You can find lots of cloth diapers in the market. Some of them are reusable and some are disposable. 

     


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    Sky Hoon
    Family Man. He is a family man and married with 1 child. Spent countless nights changing diaper and surprised how outdated diapers are. Nevertheless, there is no solution yet as a parent, just want to research more about diapers.
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