WHY IT IS GOOD TO USE CLOTH DIAPERS
What matters most is your baby’s comfort
When you are wearing pants made of cloth, why would you go for anything else for your
A disposable diaper cannot provide the same softness and feel as a cloth diaper.
Get the math right and save!
There is hard cash to be found if you do a careful calculation. Think of all the money you
save by using cloth diapers. It can come in handy when you are trying to balance your
Babies grow out of cloth diapers sooner
It is now established that babies in cloth diapers learn bowel control much early and so
you can stop using nappies at a much earlier age. Maybe because you notice a wet diaper
promptly, whereas with disposable ones, you don’t see anything until much later.
Cloth is Cute!
Apart from great variety, you also get patterns and colors that are so cute! Some mothers
match their babies’ nappies to their own dress or hat.
Fun for moms
Most mothers who use cloth diapers for their babies love buying new designs and prints all
the time. There is a large market for second hand nappies and there are auctions on, say,
eBay. There is a wide variety of materials and designs, catering to all budgets and for all
Cloth diapers provide a comfortable landing when babies learn to walk, giving an unfailing
protection when the baby falls landing on the little bottom.
It is easier to count used cloth diapers
Don’t leave it to your baby to tell you if the baby is getting enough milk. Some doctors are
now recommending counting wet nappies instead. You can get disposable cloth diapers that
use superabsorbent material.
Hand them down, give away, or sell
A disposable diaper is just that, disposable. Cloth diapers can be used until they physically
come apart, which means many, many re-uses. There is a ready market on eBay for second
hand nappies. Some cloth diapers even get better after repeated washing by becoming
Support working mothers
By buying cloth diapers, you are supporting many working mothers. Mostly, it is working
mothers who are involved in producing them. You decide if you want to invest your money
by giving it to the needy or give it to the moneyed.
Think about your neighborhood
It is not every day that you get a chance to do something for the environment. Disposable
diapers generate thousands of kilos of non-biodegradable waste per child, and that is not
counting the waste produced in manufacturing them. Compare that with the fewer cloth
diapers you will use. It all takes hundreds of years to decompose. In fact, some civic bodies
as in the UK even subsidize cloth diapers.
The US generates thousands of tons of plastics waste and fells thousands of trees each year
to make disposable diapers. We thrown away millions of nappies, but hardly forty percent of
the waste is actually biodegradable.