Cloth Diapers vs Disposable Diapers

Cloth Diapers vs Disposable Diapers

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The Benefits of Cloth Diapers

  • Cloth  diapers are cheaper: An average family spends $2,000-$3,000 on disposable
    diapers before your child is potty trained vs $740 on cloth diapers.
  • Cloth is gentler on baby’s bottom. Cloth is obviously softer for your baby’s bum.
  • It is easier on the environment:  3.4 million tons of diapers that end up in landfills each year. Disposable diapers require more raw materials to make them and they generate more landfill solid waste not to mention taking an extremely long time to degrade.
  • Cloth diapers are more organic: Disposable diapers contain nasty chemicals such as Dioxin and Sodium Polyacrylate which is said to cause asthma in children.

The Benefits of Disposable Diapers

  • Convenience: for obvious reasons, especially when you are out and about disposable is
    easier then cloth. You can take it off, throw it away, put a new diaper on and be done with it. No saving it to wash later and carrying around bags to put them in. No having to wash a load of diapers every single day.
  • According to Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, who wrote, “The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate The Major Developmental Milestones,”  most pediatricians do feel that disposable diapers prevent irritation diaper rashes because they keep the skin drier.

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In the end, it’s up to you, the parent to choose. Maybe a mixture of both types are a good idea. Use the cloth disposables at home, and when you go out take along some disposables. Don’t feel pressured by an overanxious mother-in-law or a friend who uninvitingly constantly shares baby tips with you, just do what’s best for you and your child.

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Products to Consider

Prince Lionheart Dresser Top Diaper Depot

Baby Cloth Pocket or Cover Diapers (7 Pack) with 7 Bamboo Inserts and 1 Wet Bag in Modern Patterns for Boy or Girl by Nora’s Nursery

Bumkins Flushable Diaper Liner, Neutral, 100 Count, (Pack of 1)

OsoCozy Prefolds Unbleached Cloth Diapers, Size 1, 6 Count

Alva Baby 6pcs Pack Pocket Washable Adjustable Cloth Diaper with 2 Inserts Each (Neutral Color) 

Organic Cotton & Hemp Fitted Cloth Diaper (Includes 2 Inserts; Fits 7-30lbs)

Seventh Generation Free and Clear Unbleached Baby Diapers for Newborn, 144 Count

Earth’s Best Chlorine-Free Diapers, Size 3, 140 Count 

Bambo Nature Premium Baby Diapers, Soft Pink, Size 1, 1.72 Pound

Organic Diaper Wipes

Babyganics Face, Hand & Baby Wipes, Fragrance Free, 400 Count (Contains Four 100-Count Packs)

Organic Baby Ointment

Diaper Rash Cream 2oz. USDA Certified Organic Soothing Diaper Rash Treatment for Sensitive Skin. Natural Ointment to Nourish and Protect from Moisture, Infection, Chaffing and Irritation.

Weleda Calendula Baby Diaper Rash Cream 2.8-Ounce

All Natural Diaper Cream – Little Bums Organic Herbal Healing Blend in a Naturally Protective Base – (2oz)

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