4 Reasons Why You Should Use Cloth Diapers

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4 Reasons Why You Should Use Cloth Diapers

Many parents have a personal preference for the type of diapers they are willing to use when taking care of their baby. This is not just because some diapers come with extra features that make them more absorbent than others; there is also a focus on the environment and health aspects as well.

There Are Also Some Parents Who Make the Decision to Use Cloth Diapers for Their Baby

First of all, what is a cloth diaper? A diaper refers to an absorbent garment. It is placed on a baby or young child. And then secured by a belt or tape at the waist of the child. So as to prevent the leakage of urine and feces. Cloth diapers are basically designed to collect urine and feces from the baby instead of absorbing it like traditional disposables.

The Benefits of Using Cloth Diapers Are:

Here are the top four reasons to try these. Instead of disposables as they will make your life better for sure.

1) Save a Ton of Money

A typical baby in disposable diapers will go through an estimated 10,000 diapers before potty training is achieved. This means that disposables are expensive in the long run.

While cloth diapers may cost more up front, they can save a family thousands of dollars in the long run.

For example, if you buy high quality cloth diapers from a reputable brand like BumGenius for $18 each. And use them for about two years on one baby. Before reselling them at half price on Craigslist,. You will spend only $72 to cloth diaper one baby for two years.

This is a far cry from the estimated $6,000 (yes, that’s six thousand dollars!). That many parents pay during the same time frame for disposables alone.

2) They Are Good for Your Baby’s Sensitive Skin

The material that most disposable diapers are made from has been linked to diaper rash and other skin issues.

Most parents know that more than half of the babies in disposable diapers have problems with a mild (or worse) case of diaper rash. At least once or twice before they turn twelve months old.

3) They Save Trees

Cloth diapers last much longer than disposables. The average baby wearing cloth will use only about half as many diapers as one wearing disposables, meaning that a family could eliminate the need for dozens of plastic bags and thousands of individual disposable diapers in just a couple years!  

The result is a huge reduction in the waste created by disposables.

4) They Are Better for the Environment

Disposable diapers produce harmful chemicals, take hundreds of years to decompose and contribute to the problem of solid waste management. By using cloth diapers, you will help save precious natural resources while also reducing your carbon footprint. Cloth diapers, even the fancy high-end kinds, are also biodegradable and can be easily disposed of in most residential waste systems.

The only downside is that not all babies are willing to wear them – but if you have a baby who is fine with cloth diapers, why not give it a try? You will certainly save money and the environment will benefit from it as well.

By Geoffrey Gilles

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