Updated: Dec 2, 2019
If we are happy to choose cloth underwear, why would we ever strap plastic on babies' bottoms? How would you feel about wearing nylon underwear in a hot day? Even when it’s cold, you’ll agree that you’ll feel greatly uncomfortable! There are several reasons to switch disposable diapers to cloth diapers, let’s walk through some of the most important.
1. Enhancing Baby’s comfort and protection
As mentioned before, it isn’t comfortable for grownups to wear synthetic materials like rubber or nylon as underwear. How much more a baby whose skin is more sensitive. Cloth diapering, the use of cloth wipes, as well as applying a perfect cleaning solution, such as baby liniment, is one caring way to keep your baby's skin healthy and to avoid annoying diaper rashes.
2. Environmental impact
Choosing cloth diapers over disposables is an opportunity to take action to save our Earth. Each year, around 27.4 billion disposable diapers are used by consumers in the United States, which means on average 3.4 million tons of garbage is added to landfills. Research has shown that it will take up to 450 years to decompose one disposable diaper. How many millenniums will it take to decompose 3.4 million tons? Save our home, switch from disposable diapers to cloth diapers.
3. Money Saving
Who doesn’t want more money? Sincerely, no one likes to waste money. Depending on the brand, each disposable diaper will cost from $0.15 to $0.30. Let’s do a quick sum. In 2.5 years, a baby will use up to 9,000 diapers, which would cost $2,000.00. On the other hand, buying a basic set of brand new cloth diapers would be possible with just $300.00, and will last from birth to potty-training. Even better, you can re-use the set with another sibling, so you can multiply your saving, or sell them on and get paid back some of the initial investment. This alternative way to save money with babies is very helpful for parent´s budget because they can alleviate their financial situation or redirect the money to other important things.
4. They are way too cute!
It’s not just the wide variety of materials in the array of cloth diapers that make great parents go wow, but also the endless designs and colors you can find. You cannot just help to fall in love with cute and comfy fluffy bottoms you can match with your baby’s clothes or other accessories.
Great parents understand that Cloth Diapering is an excellent option when you want to take optimum care of your baby, your wallet, and the environment. Also, it is a beautiful legacy for your baby to be “Natural from day one”. You need some help to start cloth diapering? Check out our quick guide to cloth diapering!