5 Reasons Cloth Diapers are Better
Why are parents switching to cloth diapers? If you are anything like I was, you might be boggled by this new trend. It turns out modern day cloth diapers have so many benefits!
Here are our Top 5 reasons that cloth diapers are the best choice.
1. Say No to Chemical Exposure
Disposable diapers contain nasty chemicals like:
Dioxin – a carcinogenic chemical
Tributyltin (TBT) – a toxic pollutant
Sodium Polyacrylate – increases the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome
Did you know that baby’s poorly developed outer skin layer absorbs 50 different chemicals if you use disposable diapers, wipes & standard baby products?
Sadly, we are exposing our babies to this and we don’t even realize it.
2. Say No to Diaper Rash!
After reading that list of chemicals, it comes as no surprise that diaper rash has run rampant since disposables came about.
Imagine wearing a super thick & drying maxi pad for 3 years. Between the chemicals & the dryness factor, diaper rash has become an accepted & common phenomenon. It didn’t used to be this way & it shouldn’t be.
There’s a reason everyone loves cotton!
Disposables diapers are the 3rd largest item in our landfills. Each baby goes through 3,000 diapers every year. That adds up 9,000 disposables per baby.
Diapers supposedly take 500 years to break down. Guess what hasn’t been around for 500 years . . . disposables!
That means that every single diaper ever used is still on earth.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine all of the resources and energy that are used to create and then dispose of each & every single use diaper. Disposables waste 2.3x more water than cloth diapers! Even after they are thrown in the trash, they leach chemicals into our soil. The impact is overwhelming.
4. Easy to Use
Our lovely modern day cloth diapers have Velcro & snaps. There are absolutely no pins or rubber pants in sight! They are adjustable to grow with your baby.
Some are literally put on & taken off the same as disposables. You will have less blowouts & the cuteness factor is a definite win.
5. Potty Train Sooner!
Average age of potty training for a boy in disposables – 39 months
Average age of potty training for a girl in disposables – 36 months
Average age of potty training for a child in cloth – 24 months!
That’s right – babies in cloth potty train an average of 12-15 months sooner than babies in disposables!
1 year less of diapering results in MONEY & TIME SAVED!