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Cloth Diapers - A Smart Choice

Jun 9, 2008
It is very important that babies be kept clean always since they have little or no control over their bodily functions. Proper hygiene is essential for the babies' well being. However, keeping them clean can be a very tough job. Good thing, cloth diapers can help remedy this problem.

It is a fact that, less than thirty years ago, disposable diapers were considered something of a luxury while today they are the norm and people using cloth diapers for their babies are considered to be strange. There are several reasons that modern parents may choose to utilize a cloth diaper instead of a disposable diaper; however, and in some circles cloth diapers are making a bit of a comeback.

The biggest personal reason that a parent may opt to clothe her baby's bottom in cotton diapers as opposed to disposable diapers is financial. Cloth diapers are simply cheaper than disposable nappies.

Using a cloth diaper is healthier for your child. Babies that use cloth tend to have fewer incidents of diaper rashes. Cotton diapers are made of natural materials, so are less likely to cause skin problems, such as rashes and allergic reactions.

Cotton diapers are environmentally friendly. Environmentalists believe that by using a cloth diaper, people are just doing one more thing to "do their part" to protect and preserve the Earth for future generations. On the other hand, it is well known that plastic doesn't biodegrade very well at all, which means that our landfills are stacked with diapers that are going to be with us for centuries to come.

In recent years, cotton diapers have become more user friendly, very different from the ones used many years ago. Cotton diapers that are pre-formed with snaps or hook and loop fasteners (similar to Velcro) and all-in-one diapers with waterproof exteriors are now available, in addition to the older pre-fold and pin variety. Many cotton diapers now have a flushable, biodegradable paper lining that will catch solid waste, allowing it to be easily disposed of in the toilet.

Another advantage to cotton diapers is that they usually lead to earlier toilet training of elder babies because the child actually knows when he or she is wet.

Comfortable, safe, economical, hygienic, environment-friendly, durable; with so many merits, it is no wonder cloth nappies are replacing disposable diapers everywhere. There can be no doubt that a cloth diaper is so good for your baby!
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