Putting a disposable diaper on your baby is one of those things that modern life has just kind of built into parenting. It all seems great at first. Convenient to use, no need to touch the mess, no hassle with figuring out how to put the thing on, and no time spent washing the nasty stuff out. What’s not to like? Well, as with lots of “modern conveniences” that often get taken for granted as great improvements to our life, this one deserves a second thought.
You’ll Save Money
For starters, cloth diapering will save you money in the long run. Birth to potty training, you can easily spend $1500-$2000 on disposables. With cloth diapers, you invest your money up front, but will re-use those diapers for the next 2-3 years and can use them on the next baby too. You can also re-sell them and get some of your money back.
You’ll reduce waste
Disposable diapers can sit in a landfill for 500 years before they decompose! Using cloth diapers is a responsible choice to do your part in helping the planet.
Disposable diapers contain chemicals to make them absorbent. Many diaper companies don’t disclose the materials that are even in their diapers. These materials are sitting on baby’s skin 24/7 for years of their life! Cloth diapers are made of soft, natural fibers. They can even be unbleached and organic for the most natural option for baby’s delicate skin.
They’re so Cute!
Let’s face it, cloth diapers are darn cute. There are several type of diapers, so you can choose what will be most convenient for your family and your life. And then you get to choose from all the adorable prints and styles!
If you’re thinking about cloth diapering, but nervous to take the leap, contact us! We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you make the best choice for your family and your lifestyle.