USE CLOTH DIAPERS AND SAVE $$$$! On average, you will spend $2000 on disposable diapers per child. Compare that to an average of $700 (that includes laundering expenses) on your first child. A second and third child will cost much less, as many of the diapers can be re-used. Depending on the diaper system you use you can spend a little less or more than the above mentioned amount for your first child.
USE CLOTH DIAPERS AND REDUCE DIAPER RASH! Diaper rash is seldom a problem when using cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are more breathable and cloth diapered babies are changed more often, as the diaper starts feeling damp after (on average) 4 hours. Disposable diapers mask the wetness; therefore childcare providers and parents have no indication of how long the child has been wearing a wet or poopy diaper. This, and the fact that disposable diapers become much hotter, allows more rapid bacterial growth, which can cause diaper rash. If your baby has sensitive skin the reaction to the chemicals in disposable diapers may also contribute to diaper rash.
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE FAST AND EASY TO USE – NO PINS NEEDED The New designs of cloth diapers are as easy to use as disposables. Plus there is no need to dunk diapers in the toilet!!! The additional laundry costs are minimal.
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE COOL & COMFORTABLE FOR BABY! Cloth diapers are soft and comfortable made of natural, chemical free, very absorbent fibers. Most diapers are made of cotton. Sometimes hemp or bamboo is used. Unlike disposable diapers, cloth diapers stay cooler and allow for more airflow.
POTTY TRAINING IS EASIER WITH CLOTH DIAPERS! On average cloth diapered children potty train 6 months earlier than children wearing disposable diapers. Cloth diapers do not mask the sensation of wetness.
Daycare and Grandparent Friendly- Cloth diapering easily adapts to fit even the busiest lifestyle or any full time daycare situation.
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE - SAFER FOR NEW DELICATE SKIN! Baby skin is also thinner and more prone to chemical injury as chemicals are more readily absorbed into their body. Cloth diapers don't contain any of the harmful chemicals that disposables are loaded with. See below to learn about the chemicals in disposables.
Cloth diapers are better for your baby!
Your child will spend the first 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years of his or her life in diapers. Disposable diapers are an easy way of diapering, but are the possible health hazards these diapers pose worth the simplicity? Look below at some studies that have been conducted and their scary results.
MALE INFERTILITY Disposable diapers could be the cause of the sharp rise in male infertility over the past 25 years. It is thought that disposable diapers heat up boy’s testicles to such a degree that it stops them from developing normal.
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE This substance’s safety is debatable. It is linked to Toxic Shock Syndrome and can therefore no longer be used in tampons, is the super absorbent gel in disposable diapers. You can find the little "gel balls" on the skin of your baby's bottom. I also find it alarming that employees in factories manufacturing sodium polyacrylate suffer from female organ problems, slow healing wounds, fatigue and weight loss.
TBT (TRIBULYTIN) In May 2000 Greenpeace found TBT in Pampers® Baby Dry in Germany. TBT is one of the most toxic substances ever made. It harms the immune system and impairs the hormonal system. There is speculation that it could cause boys to become sterile.
DIOXIN Traces of the carcinogen Dioxin have been found in disposable diapers. Dioxin causes liver disease, immune system suppression and genetic damage. It is a byproduct of bleaching with chlorine gas and is banned in most countries. Unfortunately, the USA still allows it.
ASTHMA In 1998 a study showed that childhood respiratory problems, including asthma, might be linked to inhaling the mixture of chemicals emitted from disposable diapers.
UTI INFECTIONS IN BABY GIRLS also seem on the rise with an increased use of disposable diapers.
BABIES' POORLY DEVELOPED OUTER SKIN LAYER ABSORBS ABOUT 48 CHEMICALS if you use disposable diapers & wipes and standard baby products. This can be greatly reduced by using cloth diapers and natural baby products.