Pros and Cons of Cloth Diapers

The choice of diapers for your child is a very crucial decision for the sake of his comfort and health. It is important to consider the pros and cons carefully as your preference will have far reaching impact on your child, the environment and your budget. Disposable diapers appears to be more trendy and convenient but cloth diapers have been there for ages can still be used today. These two types of diapers have a lot of advantages though not devoid of some shortcomings.

Pros of Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers do not have harmful chemicals that will irritate your baby’s skin. Your child will not react to cloth diapers when made from organic cotton.

Cloth baby diapers are less expensive than disposable diapers. Many parents are really under financial pressure because of the amount of money they spend on disposable diapers monthly. That is the reason why some mothers refuse to remove them even when they are full because they want to save money. Meanwhile disposable diapers that are full of urine will cause irritation for the child.

Potty training is made easier and faster for the child if he is using cloth baby diapers than those using disposable diapers.

Cloth diapers if made from organic cotton are more environmentally friendly than disposable baby diapers because you can wash them with Eco-friendly detergent and use them again. This also helps not contribute to landfills.

When used hygienically, cloth baby diapers are less likely cause diaper rashes for your child.

Another economic benefit of using cloth baby diapers is that it can be used for successive children. But this requires that they are properly maintained and stored.

Cons of Cloth Baby Diapers

Although there are better fasteners for cloth baby diapers these days, they are still not as firm as disposable baby diapers. This lack of firmness may cause leakages of urine and feces which are not good for the child and parents at all.

Cloth baby diapers are not convenient for busy mothers as it requires more time to wear it for the child than the disposable ones. Time is also required to wash, dry and iron the cloth diapers.

The sight of stained or dirty cloth diapers can be irritating to everyone around. This may happen when they are properly fastened or inappropriately washed.

Some daycare centers do not accept children without disposable diapers because it is more cumbersome for them either to change or wash the cloth diapers. It is also not too healthy to keep baby cloth diapers where there are other children as this may cause infection.

The decision to use either cloth or disposable diapers is critical bearing in mind your financial standing and work schedule.