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.