Make Your Life Easier With Cloth Diapers

By: Brad Robinson
I have a one year old child, her name is Kristine. My wife and I often have arguments on whether to use disposable diapers with her or not. I opt for the disposable stuff because it's more convenient and regularly available in the nearby store. Alarmed with the situation, I try to research about it on the Internet and much to my dismay, my wife had been right.

There are actually six reasons I learned why cloth diapers are better for my Kristine than disposable diapers:

1. Disposable diapers are made with the super absorbent chemical called sodium polyacrylate, which absorbs and holds fluids in the diaper. This chemical has been linked to toxic shock syndrome. Another concern on chemicals is Dioxin. Experts have found traces of the carcinogen Dioxin in disposable diapers.

2. Cloth diapers decrease the risk of diaper rash because baby rash is seldom a problem when using cloth diapers. Because of their super absorbent chemicals, disposable diapers can fool parents into thinking that the baby is not wet. As a result, changing of baby diapers will occur less often.

3. Today's cloth baby diapers are made of several layers of 100% soft cotton flannelette. Many parents are choosing 100% cotton for their baby's clothing as natural cotton fibers feel much better. The 100% cotton is also cooler and more natural to your skin, especially on sensitive body parts. Unlike disposable diapers, cloth child diapers stay cool even on the hottest summer day.

4. Cloth diapers are better for the environment since they are reusable. A good quality cloth diaper can be laundered at least 100 times. If you have plans to have more babies, these can be utilized for your second and third child. It does entail extra effort to clean the baby diaper, but the extra effort used is no lesser than what a disposable diaper does to the environment. It is calculated that a disposable diaper will decay 400 to 500 years in our landfills. Establishments producing today's disposable diapers utilizes one million metric tons of wood pulp and 75,000 metric tons of plastic each year.

5. Modern cloth diapers have snap or Velcro closures, and adjust for the size of your baby. Things will be simpler for anyone who changes the baby when you use the all-in-one cloth diaper.

6. The current cloth diapers are usually all-in-one diapers which have a built in waterproof outer cover meaning that there is no need for a diaper cover.

With our precious babies, we should always consider the impact that the diapers we choose for our baby have on the health and comfort of our baby, the positive impact that we can choose to have on the environment, and the substantial savings available through the use of child diapers made from cloth.
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