Cloth Diaper Facts
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Cloth diapers are much more natural and healthy for baby than disposable diapers.
Babies are changed more regularly with cloth diapers. This is much more healthy for baby's skin. Although disposable diapers can hold a considerable amount of urine before they feel wet and a change may seem necessary, the bacteria growth during this time is immense.
The harsh chemicals in disposable diapers tend to suck the natural oils out of baby's skin and can pose a greater risk of rash. When cloth is wet, however, the skin will continue to breath and prevent rash.
When it comes time for potty training, toddlers are usually much quicker to catch on with natural cloth diapers than disposables. This is because disposable diapers never truly feel wet. With cloth potty trainers, the wet feeling will make your child more aware of his body by allowing.
Fabrics used in modern cloth diapers are extremely soft and absorb wetness without using chemicals. Natural fabrics, including organic cotton and hemp, provide a great deal of comfort and breathability to prevent rashes. Synthetic fabrics that are used in some diapers have stay-dry or ultra-absorbent properties.
There is no doubt about it - cloth diapers save money!
Cloth diapering is extremely economical and will save families on tight budgets a lot of cash from infancy through potty training. This cost savings is exponential when used for more than one child.
Average cost of cloth - $250-1100 once time payment
Average cost of disposables - $1300-1800 per baby
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“Cloth diapers are less expensive than disposables,
especially if you do the laundering yourself.”
Consumer Reports.org “Cloth Diapers” April 2007
Disposable diapers contain chemicals such as dioxin, tributyl-tin (TBT), and sodium polyacrylate.
Additionally, it is estimated that approximately 20 billion diapers are thrown into landfills every year. Every baby using disposable diapers consumes 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum, and 20 pounds of chlorine every year! These diapers will also take 250-500 years to fully decompose.
Even just a few cloth diapers in your routine will slow the use of natural resources and filling of the landfill.