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All About Cloth Diapers

Posted by Bridget on 12/21/2011 to Getting Started

What You Need to Know All About Cloth Diapers

After decades of using disposable diapers and buying into the supposedly unparalleled ease and convenience of using them versus using “old-fashioned” and “fussy” cloth diapers, moms all over the world are once again discovering the benefits of cloth diapering. If you are a mother seeking to know all about cloth diapers, read on.

All About Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers have come a long way from the plain old flat piece of cloth fastened together with safety pins that your moms and their moms used on their babies. Today, there is a wide assortment of cloth diapers to choose from. Some of them look just like disposable diapers with their colorful designs and vivid patterns. There are different kinds of cloth diapers, some of which are: all-in-one diapers, two-part diapers, pocket diapers, and fitted diapers. When trying to find out all about cloth diapers, you might also encounter the terms snap-to-fit, pre-folds, doublers, diaper covers, and liners.

All About Cloth Diapers Versus Disposable Diapers

Compared to disposable diapers, cloth diapers are less expensive, more practical, better for your baby’s skin, and more eco-friendly. Contrary to popular belief, they are not more likely to leak. Newer designs are more fitted to the baby’s bottom and are made of absorbent materials. These new cloth diapers are also easier to clean and quicker to dry.

All About Cloth Diapers and the Environment

Disposable diapers make up a significant portion of a city’s garbage dump and they take hundreds of years to decompose. It has been estimated that around 2 billion tons of paper and plastic, as well as urine and feces, from disposable diapers are added to landfills every year. Whereas paper and bodily excretions eventually decompose, some of the plastic components of disposable diapers never will. Cloth diapers, on the other hand, are reusable and most have no plastic materials.

Where to Purchase and Learn All About Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are readily available at many specialty baby stores and boutiques. They are also readily available online from a wide selection of manufacturers. On the Internet is also where you can learn all about cloth diapers from many websites, forums, and online magazines.