Why Use Cloth Diapers?
Are you worried about the expenses of disposable diapers, or are you worried about the environment? In both cases, you need cloth diapers.
Cloth diapers can be budget-friendly and eco-friendly. This article is about why you should use cloth diapers by looking at the benefits. After reading this article, you can easily make your mind about using cloth diapers due to their benefits:
- Saves Money
- Cloth Diapers Are Easy
- Cloth Diapers Are Eco-Friendly
- Cloth Diaper Are Re-sellable And Reusable
- Less Harmful Chemicals
- Easy Potty Training
- Cloth Diapers Reduce Baby Diaper Rash
- Cloth Diapers Are More Comfortable
- Cloth Diapers Can Be Used For Multiple Purposes
Reasons and Benefits of Why You Should Use Cloth Diapers
There are lots of benefits of cloth diapers. Let’s have a look at a few of them.
No one wants to spend too much money on baby diapers. During the first year, your baby can easily consume thousands of disposable diapers. You can use disposable diapers only once. On the other hand, cloth diapers can save hundreds of dollars per child because you can reuse them after washing. So, cloth diapers should be preferred over disposable diapers.
Washing cloth diapers isn’t a difficult task. You will have to flush the solid waste into the toilet, and after rinsing, wash it like the other laundry. For more convenience, you can use all-in-two hybrid diapers. These diapers are much smaller in size than disposable diapers. You can place the liner inside these diapers, and you can easily throw it away. You will have to wash the shell, and you can wash it with the other laundry.
We are already causing too much damage to our environment. By using disposable diapers, we are contributing more to landfill waste. Only in the US billions of disposable diapers are used. Can you imagine how much resources it takes to make a single disposable diaper? After using disposable diapers, we heavily contribute to landfill waste. Cloth diapers provide a washable and reusable solution so we can reduce waste and help the environment. Using liners inside the cloth diapers are similar to disposable diapers. But we are not wasting outer shell and reusing it. So, along with saving money, we are protecting the environment as well.
If you want to but all-in-one diapers, then you only need to buy 40 diapers. When the cloth diapers wear out, they can still be used for different purposes, such as changing pads, washcloths, and burp towels. When your baby grows up, and you feel you don’t need cloth diapers anymore, you can re-sell them if they are in good condition. Most of the parent wants to check different brands of diapers for their kids, so they prefer second-hand or used cloth diapers. It might look time-consuming and daunting task to use cloth diapers, but it is not the case. Cloth diapers are easy to use and environment friendly.
Disposable diapers contain lots of chemicals that can be risky for the baby’s skin. Parents don’t want to use such diapers. These chemicals can affect the child’s health in the long run. These chemicals can cause obesity and cancer. Cloth diapers are chemical-free. Cloth diapers are made up of natural organic materials. The most common and effective materials used in cloth diapers are cotton, bamboo, and hemp.
As parents see their babies grow up, they want them to be potty trained. So that they can get rid of diapers expenses. It will save money and also the landfill waste. Disposable diapers offer more absorbency, so the child feels dry whenever they pee. So it can be a good idea because it protects your baby’s skin from rashes. But if you want your baby to be potty trained, then you can’t use disposable diapers. In cloth diapers, your baby will feel wet skin, so they quickly want to get rid of this. Parents can easily train their kids to sit on the potty when they are wearing cloth diapers. When your baby becomes potty trained, you don’t have to wash cloth diapers anymore.
When you are a new parent, you don’t know how the diaper rashes look like? There can be several reasons for the diaper rash. Such as:
- When diapers are not changed frequently.
- Moisture left on the skin.
- Yeast infections.
- Yeast infections.
- Sensitive skin.
- Food allergies.
Before invent of disposable diapers, diaper rashes were rarely seen. But there is no solid proof that cloth diapers have helped in the reduction of diaper rash. There can be lots of factors or logical reasons behind the reduction of diaper rash, such as:
- Cloth diapers are changed frequently.
- Cloth diapers have more breathability.
- They don’t contain the same chemical components.
- Cloth diapers contain natural fabrics that are softer.
So, parents don’t compromise on the diaper-rash; the best thing to do is use cloth diapers.
Babies can’t tell you when they are in discomfort. You can imagine why your baby is feeling uncomfortable. I can say that cloth diapers are more comfortable for the skin of the baby. I don’t have any logic to prove it right, but I am saying this because:
- Cloth diapers are light in weight.
- They are made up of breathable materials.
- You can’t beat the feel of natural fibers against your skin.
- The design of cloth diapers is very much improved now.
- Nowadays, cloth diapers have fewer leaks.
- You can buy them once and can use them for two to three years.
So, cloth diapers are much better than disposable diapers.
Disposable diapers are meant to be used once, but cloth diapers can be used multiple times. When you feel your baby is grown up, still you can use disposable diapers for different purposes, such as:
- You can save them for your next baby.
- You can sell them to other parents.
- If you are generous, then you can donate them to welfare organizations.
- They can be used as burp cloths.
- You can also recycle them.
So, these are reasons and benefits of why to use cloth diapers.
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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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