When most people think of cloth diaper think of a big handkerchief that you tie around your baby with safety pins. Well traditionally that was cloth diaper was about and still a few moms swear by it, but what I am talking about is entirely different. I t is the new entrant in the bags of mom. New fabrics, super absorbent pads, easy to put on and take off, simple to clean and dry. As a mom I always felt that whatever I use for my baby should be of good quality. Also as I foresee the future and want to have a cleaner and greener environment for my child I made the switch. These diapers are hands down good option for the environment and thus as a responsible citizen made the switch:
Cloth diapers are cheaper:
An average disposable diaper comes for Rs. 12 and in a day 4 to 5 diapers are to be used for the baby to maintain proper hygiene of the baby. By the age of 3 a child is completely potty trained thus by this time you have practically spent Rs. 70000 approx. However if you buy a premium or biodegradable option it will be about Rs. 100000. But a simple cloth diaper of premium quality will not be more than Rs. 6500. Even if you consider the cost of washing it by detergents the amount spent will be negligible as compared to the amount spent on disposables. And any amount saved is always a gain and this aspect gets stronger in case of parents.
Cloth diapers are way better for the environment:
An average child in his diaper phase will use some four to eight thousand diapers on an average. In the whole country parents use some 30 billions disposable diapers each year. Thus around 4 million tons of diapers that ends up in landfills each year. Also the trees that are cut to make the diapers and not to forget the plastic that comes from petroleum, to top it the chemicals and water that are used to make the diapers. The chemicals and water returning to the environment as a waste. Diapers come in plastic packaging and that is also a waste. Thus considering of the environmental hazards that disposable were putting up I had to change them to cloth diaper. Giving the best to my child my dream and the environment in which my child will be growing has to be the best thus disposables are to be removed from our lives. However biodegradable diapers are also a good option for my baby.
Cloth diapers have good absorbency:
As from my experience I can say cloth diapers are absorbent and rather than the traditional hankies they are a better option, thus they need to be changed in the middle of night. They last well for 2 to 3 hours and only then need to be changed.
The bum of my baby looks cute
Importantly cloth diapers are cuter and can be matched to your babies outfit and this is what helps it to earn the extra brownie point over the regular boring disposable diapers. I have clicked my baby in so many cloth diapers, where she is just wearing them and trust me she is looking adorable.
This blog post is a part of ‘Conscious Diapering and Sustainable Living’. A blog train sponsored by Bumberry hosted by Geneveive & Rashmi . Here 18 Supermoms have joined hands to share their perspective on cloth diapering and living an eco-friendly sustainable lifestyle. I would like to thank Priyanka Patwari for introducing me, she is a mommy and lifestyle blogger from Kolkata and a very good friend of mine and next I would like to introduce Rashmi from http://notjustmommying.com/ she is a passionate writer and a mommy blogger.
25 thoughts on “THINGS WHICH I LOVE ABOUT CLOTH DIAPERS”
Cloth Diapers are way cheaper in the long run than disposable diapers. Great points shared in this post.
Thanks for joining us in this Blogtrain and making an effort to spread awareness about Cloth Diapers.
One must use the stuff that one is comfortable with. No doubt cloth diapers are environment friendly and look beautiful with different prints
Those were some legit reasons for using cloth diapers. They are reusable and I guess kids wont get any rashes too
cloth diapers are economical, safe for your little one and nature and you make a style statement all together easily summed up in the post. 🙂
I had cloth diapered my child and I’m high on cloth diapering for organic and sustainable living.
Cloth diapers are good for both the baby and environment… And that’s alone a huge reason to make the change
Very comprehensive and well written post! CD does save us a lot of money
Cloth diapers are so comfortable and skin Friendly to kids
Indeed cloth diapers are the best for kids these days considering the harmful effects of chemicals found in other disposable ones. They are quite kids friendly and safe too.
Well yes, agree with that. Average of cloth diapers is economical as compared to disposable. However, still many would stick to the latter. This needs more awareness and spread of word of mouth
Convenience and ease of use matters while choosing diapers. I always preferred cloth diapers for my kids since they’re hygienic. With such lovely prints they look good too.
These days .. mostly mothers prefer readymade diapers. Its nice to know your thoughts on disposable cloth diaper. Such a informative post.
I have never actually cloth diapered my baby but after going through this I may shift actually.
Cloth Diapers is good for sensitive skin of a baby. Its toxin free, and something thats keep child comfortable entire day. Nice to read your post todday.
Cloth diaper is very hygienic choice . Safe and cheaper option.
I so wish cloth diapers were more popular when I had my kiddos… I remember trying so many DIYs and made so many different variations at home
Clothes diaper was not around when my twins needed them or I would have surely tried them
Cloth diapers are good because they are not just environment friendly but also kid friendly
I too always root for cloth diaper as they are more comfortable for kids
Clothe diapers are good and safe of baby’s skin.
Yes cloth diapers look beautiful on the bum and that’s was my main encouragement to move to cloth diapering.
Yes.. yeah.. we are slowly and steadily making a switch from disposables to Cloth diaper
Helpful article for beginners to know about cloth diapering. Thank you for sharing
The battle between disposables and cloth diapers is perpetual. We use the 20/80 ratio for Disposables vs CD.
There is no doubt that clothes diaper are best for kids and this prints are looking lovely