Conventional disposable diapers offer parents significant convenience in the way of maintenance and disposal, but many are uninformed as to the disadvantages of using them. Virtually all disposable diapers contain a long list of toxic ingredients that could do great harm to your baby if ingested including bleach derivatives. They also contain sodium polyacrylate, a type of absorbent crystal no longer used in feminine care products due to its link with toxic shock syndrome.
The advent of disposable diapers was the catalyst for the decline in cloth diaper use. Where cloth diapers are concerned, people usually think of older examples which took the form of unsightly sheets haphazardly wrapped around an infant and secured by big, ugly pins. Modern advancements have seen much improvement in cloth diaper innovation, and many widely available cloth diapers are aesthetically indistinguishable from conventional diapers during wear.
Cloth diapers are just as absorbent as disposable diapers and contain none of the dangerous chemicals commonly employed by commercial diapers, so they are much safer for use. They are also less expensive over time than disposable diapers, as they are cleaned, laundered and reused instead of tossed in the trash. While maintaining clean cloth diapers requires a slightly increased effort, the resultant reduction in waste and elimination of harmful synthetic chemicals from baby care helps your family lead a more sustainable, healthier lifestyle.
Cloth diapers are best for babies. They are less expensive, contain no synthetic chemicals and they are better for the environment, which helps you leave a better world for your child to enjoy one day. Choose cloth diapers for your baby if a little extra laundry is worth a lot of extra peace of mind.
Jessica Pilkington Date 10/29/2013
I love using cloth because its all natural and I know that is good for my baby! Also they save me tons of $$ :)
Leela R. Date 10/29/2013
I primarily use cloth diapers because I want to keep the waste down as well as keep chemicals away from my child's skin. They are a little more work, particularly since my child is in daycare so all diapers have to be stuffed ahead of time, but in the end I think it is worth it.
Rachel N Date 10/29/2013
I like that they are all natural and they contain messes better than disposables.
Mary S Date 10/29/2013
A little extra laundry is definitely worth my peace of mind! The gross chemicals were a huge factor in us switching to cloth.
Stephanie S Date 11/1/2013
Im glad I chose cloth for my second child. I just wish I knew about them with my first.
Samantha Yoder Date 11/10/2013
A little extra laundry is totally worth it. I I'm thankful for any opportunity to keep waste out of our landfills.
Kim H Date 11/11/2013
We chose cloth because they save money, but realized we really love them because you have less poop blow outs!
Kelly Hutslar Date 12/3/2013
I just started using cloth!
Mary Date 1/11/2014
I'm trying to convince my husband to never use disposables again, but for some reason, he's afraid of our cloth.
Cassanda deNevers Date 5/23/2014
Just started using cloth and for us the biggest thing has been less trash!