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Why Should You Use Cloth Diapers?

Jul 10, 2008
So many parents today mistakenly believe that disposable diapers are the best, indeed the only, diapering choice for their baby. But, not too long ago cloth diapers were the only option. Parents used them with no problem. Here is a look at why cloth diapers are a better choice than disposable diapers.

Disposable diapers have chemicals in them. They are treated to make them super absorbent, but these chemicals against your baby's skin 24 hours a day for the first two and a half years of their life cannot be good. Cloth diapers are made of fabric that is not treated with chemicals that could be harmful. This makes them a healthier choice.

Cloth diapers are a more economical choice in the long run. If you invest in quality cloth diapers and use them properly, they can last you through several children. Over one child's lifetime it costs an estimated $2,000 to keep them in disposable diapers. Reusable cloth diapers can cost as little as $400-$500 including washings. Although the upfront cost is more, the overall cost is much less.

Cloth diapers cause a lot fewer diaper rashes. Because parents who use cloth diapers change their baby much more often, there is less chance for bacteria to build up. This results in fewer painful diaper rashes, and much happier babies.

Cloth diapers are much better for the environment. Millions upon millions of disposable diaper are dumped in landfills each year. The repercussions of this will be felt for generations to come. Cloth diapers can be washed and reused many times. Even after it's life as a diaper, it can be used for other things like dust rags or burp clothes.

Some people argue that cloth diapers are not effectively better than disposables for the environment due to repeated washings. First, the water that is used to wash the diapers can be recycled for other uses. The cost in terms of electricity to wash and dry them is much less than the cost to build new and bigger landfills.

If you don't want to bother with washing them, you can get a diaper service that delivers clean diapers to your door every week. You simply send the dirty ones back with them and they wash them for you. You don't even have to use pins anymore. The new diaper covers hold them in place for you. This is cloth diapering at it's most convenient.

Cloth diapers are so much cuter than disposables. You can get cloth diapers and diaper covers in any fabric pattern that you so desire. There are so many out there to choose from, that even the pickiest parent can find a great look. This way your baby can be well dressed right down to his or her diaper.

There are so many great things about cloth diapering, it's hard to get them all in. From the cost to the environmental factors, cloth diapers really are the way to go. If you still don't believe me check it out for yourself. There is lots of great information out there.

Many parents also report that their child is potty trained sooner than average when they have used cloth diapers. Perhaps it is because parents who use cloth diapers change them more often so the learns to recognize when they are wet.

Many parents are realizing the benefits of cloth diapers. This great economical solution to diapering your baby is coming back into fashion as more and more people are choosing it.
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