I have found several perks to using cloth diapers instead of using disposables. First and foremost it is better for the environment. Did you know that 92% of disposable diapers in up in a landfill and that it takes anywhere from 205-500 years for them to break down.
Over 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum and 20 pounds of chlorine are used to produce disposable diapers for one baby EACH YEAR. Now I don’t know about all of you but being able just wash and reuse is such a better option for us, and we have two in diapers right now.
How do you launder cloth diapers?
Cleaning is super easy! First, rinse out the yucky bits and then toss them in the washing bin. They also have invented a sprayer that hooks to your toilet to help with the sticky ickys.
Let me also say I’ve only had one diaper explosion with cloth diapers in the 2 years that I’ve used them.
Are cloth diapers gentle on the skin?
Another reason we turned to cloth is because it’s easier on baby’s skin. There are so many chemicals used to make up disposables it’s no wonder they get a rash. All of my children have very sensitive skin, with cloth your diapers are made up of cotton, bamboo, and hemp. Most diapers are made of organic materials that help wick moisture away to keep baby dry therefore keeping rashes away.
Now let’s discuss the cost.
Disposable diapers cost about $62.50 per month, $750 per year, or $1,500 over the full time a child is in diapers. With cloth diapers, you can use the same diapers from birth until potty training.
Buying cloth diapers for one child can cost as little as $300. Dividing those costs by two children then adding energy and detergent costs to wash diapers at home, the total cost of cloth diapering one child is about $450 over two years, which averages $18.75 per month or $225 per year. For us that’s a heck of a difference. You can use them with each child you have and they often have a high resell value.
Cloth diapers, better for baby and better for the environment! Who doesn’t love a super cute fluffy bum! You can get almost any print in these diapers, from space ships to Harry Potter and everything in between!
They are easy to use. This is why we love cloth diapers and hope you will too!
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