Cloth Wipes 101: 3 Reasons to Switch
Cloth wipes, a natural buddy of cloth diapers! Nix disposable wipes and go for cloth in every area of your baby’s diaper changing routine. Here are 3 reasons cloth wipes makes sense for your family:
Using cloth wipes is actually more convenient to the cloth diapering family. Compare the process of cloth wipes vs. disposable wipes at the changing station:
If you want to save time, space, and smell skip the disposables wipes! Rather, with cloth wipes you can simply roll them up with the dirty diaper and toss them all together in the pail, no extra trashcan required.
#2 No Wipes in Landfills
Did you know that 14,000 disposable wet wipes are used every second! That’s a lot. Each wipe will take 100 years to disintegrate, whether tossed in the garbage or flushed down the toilet.
In one year alone, the families of Tinkle Belle Diaper Service can save about 100,000 wipes from ending up in landfills by using cloth instead. That’s amazing! Making these little swaps will have an impact for centuries to come.
#3 Chemical Free + Diaper Rash Prevention
Cloth wipes are 100% cotton and provide the relief needed during diaper changes! Parents can wipe less with larger, fluffy cloth wipes. The solutions and creams paired with cloth wipes are made of clean and safe ingredients. In fact, when you pair your cloth wipes with a cream like NOLEO, every diaper change can work to prevent rashes!
On the other hand, disposable wipes are often filled with harsh chemicals and preservatives that irritate baby’s skin. To make up for this, many major brands have begun releasing an “all-natural wipe” or water based wipes in an effort to create a suitable alternative. While this is good, the truth is the moisture + friction of multiple wipes still irritates a baby’s sensitive skin. It’s like when you have a runny nose and blow it too many times, the end of your nose gets red and raw.
It’s time to make the switch to cloth wipes! Get started by adding them to your next delivery! Check out our other Cloth Wipes 101 blogs to learn how to use them and which solutions are best.
P.S. We have Waste to Energy disposable diapers & wipes that never see a landfill! Learn more here.