Cloth diapering may seem a little intimidating at first, but it's no more difficult than using disposable diapers. In fact, there are many benefits to using cloth that you may not be aware of. Many parents today are choosing reusable diapers for their babies, and here are the top ten reasons why.
This probably won't come as a surprise, but cloth diapers can save you a lot of money. When you consider that the average child wears diapers for around three years the average cost for disposables for that time is between $3,000-4,000. For less than $500 you can easily cloth diaper your baby from birth to potty training.
Disposable diapers are full of chemicals such as chlorine, dioxin, and sodium polyacrylate. These substances are thought to cause a host of health problems. Babies wearing disposables have these chemicals next to their skin constantly. With reusable diapers, there are no chemicals, dyes, or fragrances and babies typically get less diaper rash.
The soft, breathable fabric of pocket cloth diapers gives better airflow. Moisture is wicked away to the inner cotton layer and doesn't sit next to baby's delicate skin. Babies tend to be changed more frequently since parents can tell when they are actually wet. This also is a big help in preventing diaper rash.
Cloth diapers have come a long way since Grandma! Today's diapers come in many cute prints and colors. From animal prints, polka dots, and stripes to dinosaurs, cars and trucks, there are options that suit everyone. Check out our selection of adorable prints to see for yourself the amazing selection. Disposable diapers have never looked this good!
Children who have been cloth diapered typically potty train easier than children raised in disposables. They can feel when they are wet and are more likely to recognize the sensation of needing to use the bathroom. They often train earlier, too!
Disposable diapers get thrown away after one use. The average baby goes through somewhere between 6,000-10,000 diapers before potty training, so that ends up being a lot of diapers in the landfill. Cloth get used over and over, so even though the laundering uses some energy, it still ends up being better for the environment in a big way.
Ask any parent and they are bound to have at least one horrible blow-out story. Disposable diapers do well containing urine, but often let poop come up the back. Pocket cloth diapers do a much better job containing solid (or not-so-solid) waste and keep the cute baby clothes from getting messy.
Our diapers have three sets of snaps to give your baby a custom fit. This system allows your baby to wear the same outer diaper from infancy to pre-potty training. Once you invest in your diapers, you can use them from 8 lbs to 35 lbs.
If you take good care of your diapers, you can use them for more than one child or can sell gently used ones online. In fact, parents have been known to get up to half of their value back when reselling them. Try doing that with disposables!
The outer diaper can be washed in a washing machine and dried with other laundry. It does not take any more time to change a baby using cloth than it does disposables. In fact, lots of parents make the switch from disposables to cloth because it just makes sense!
I hope you will consider giving cloth diapers a try. The benefits are many and there is so much support out there for parents who choose to use them. There is a growing movement in support of cloth diapering. Come see why!