Up until the age of about 2.5, you can expect to spend several thousand dollars on disposable diapers until your child is potty trained. That sounds quite expensive, doesn’t it? What if there was a better, more affordable, and comfortable option for your child? Many new moms are finding out that cloth diapers aren’t what they once were, and even though they weren’t given a second thought in decades past, they’re well worth revisiting.
Make no mistake, a diaper made from cloth isn’t necessarily a cheap upfront investment, but it’s one that will even out and save you money in the long haul among other things. Here are some benefits of getting rid of disposable diapers once and for all:
Cloth Is Safer For Our Environment
When you think about the billions of diapers used by parents on a yearly basis, we’re faced with an alarming fact that our planet is slowly being taken over by garbage. We can certainly argue that some diapers are advertised as being biodegradable, but that doesn’t excuse the amount of trees and petroleum used in order to manufacture them. Not to mention, you have to take into consideration the costs of transportation when it comes to delivering diapers and taking them away once they’re used. If this doesn’t sound very appealing, making the switch to a cloth diaper can definitely be the first step to saving our environment.
Avoid Harmful Chemicals
Most of the diapers available in stores today still contain harmful chemicals that can be hurtful to your child. Quite a few of the components in diapers have been found to cause immune system problems and birth defects. Shockingly enough, sodium polyacrylate is still found in modern diapers and can be lethal to pets and cause shock syndrome in children.
Cloth Is More Absorbent
Once we overlook the dangers that disposable diapers pose to our environment as well as the health complications, no parent can ignore that diapers manufactured from cloth are simply more absorbent. If you don’t believe it, try one overnight and you will be amazed by the absorbency of a cloth diaper. Of course, the only downside is if your child poops a big one as you do have to rinse the diaper before tossing it into the wash.
Cute Designs And Endless Patterns
Disposable diapers are hardly anything to brag about in terms of cute factor. There aren’t many cartoon characters or smiley faces to greet your child. On the other hand, fabric diapers are very versatile, and whether they’re for a boy or a girl, you can find thousands of appealing designs to chose from.
Modern disposable diapers aren’t anything to brag about as they take up precious space on our planet, deplete natural resources, and contain harmful chemicals. On the other hand, textile diapers are comfortable, absorbent, cost effective, and come in thousands of appealing designs. It’s quite clear which option modern moms are fond of, but the ultimate choice is yours!