Our top reasons to cloth diaper:
Reading the materials and ingredient list of modern disposable diapers can send
you running for the hills. Dioxin. Petrolatum. Bleaches. Polyethelene.
Polymers. Chlorine. Sodium polyacrylate. We kind of think diapers should be the
same as skincare and food: If we can't pronounce it, it probably shouldn't be
on our baby's skin. Cloth diapers don't contain any of the chemicals that disposables are loaded with. By washing them yourself you control what soaps and products will nuzzle up to your baby's skin.
Modern cloth diapers have been revolutionized the last decade and many look,
feel and act just like a disposable diaper with Velcro tabs. Safety pins are not
required and most don't even require separate covers now!
Not every baby or situation is the same. Modern cloth diapers come in various
formats with lots of fun accessories you can use to customize a diaper
specifically for your tiny one's tush. Going on a long road trip? Add some
extra boosters for added absorbency. Have a baby with sensitive skin? Choose
diapers with all organic materials. Have 2 kids in diapers at the same time?
Use One-Size diapers and adjust the size of the diaper for each child. The
options are endless (and lots of fun to explore!).
4) SAVES $$$
By choosing cloth over disposables, you can save $2500-$4000 per child!
5) HAPPY BUMS
Diaper rashes are the rarity, rather than the norm, with cloth diapers because
they breathe with the skin, have less chemicals and because you naturally
change them more often.
6) HEALTHY PLANET
Average life span of your baby: 79 years. Average life span of your baby's
disposable diaper: 500 years. Enough said.
Check out this great video by National Geographic
7) QUICKER POTTY TRAINING
Potty training is easier with cloth diapers. On average, cloth diapered children will potty train 6 months earlier than children in disposable diapers. Cloth potty trainers do not mask the sensation of wetness and help the kiddo to become more attuned to his bodily functions. Plus, have you seen the cost of disposable pull-ups lately?? See # 4 above!
8) SO. DARN. CUTE.
Seriously. The 'squeeee!!!!' factor of cute cloth diapers is a huge factor.
They come in adorable prints, colors, limited editions. Not to mention fluffy
bottoms. Warning: this part gets addictive. Don't say we didn't warn you when
you find yourself posting a full rainbow stash shot on Instagram soon. Did we
mention? So. Darn. Cute.
Top 10 Environmental Reasons to Use Cloth
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