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Why I Use Cloth Diapers
A lady in my local play-group confronted me with a question I hear rather often which was “What made you decide to use cloth diapers?” I simply replied that I had decided to invest in the future health of my children. I also mentioned that I looked at the many advantages cloth diapers has to offer. She was genuinely interested, so I gave her some facts and told her if she had any questions, I would love to help! After that conversation, I thought I’d make a quick post and share with all of you why I use cloth diapers: Of course, you can always go back and read my original post from many years ago “Why I Use Cloth.”
Use Cloth Diapers and Save $$$
The Simple Dollar did some research on the cost efficiency of cloth diapers, and they found that “If you estimate that you have a water cost of $0.05 a load, a power cost of $0.09 a load, (…) detergent cost of $0.03 a load. (…) Cleaning three dozen diapers costs about $0.50. You’ll pay about $0.20 a diaper for disposables, which equates to a cost of about $7.20 per three dozen diapers. After startup costs, you spend only about $0.50 per three dozen diapers. You’ll repeat this about fifty times before potty training begins, so the total diaper savings is $350 or so with cloth diapers. Of course, your startup costs aren’t included here.”
USE CLOTH DIAPERS AND REDUCE DIAPER RASH!
According to The University of Rochester Medical Center, “Allow a baby’s skin to breathe, which may help heal diaper rash.” This is a fact I can attest to, having been a cloth diaper mama for several years. I must add here that I disagree with the “cons” they have listed.
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE FAST AND EASY TO USE
I had my reservations when I first began using cloth diapers. I mean I had thoughts of OMG! is this going to add a lot of time to my already demanding schedule. Will the cloth diaper wash routine interfere with my much-needed rest? Who wants extra work, right? But that’s not the case! I worried myself into a frenzy over nothing! I made it out to be a lot harder than it actually was. It’s just laundry – period! Cloth diapers are just as easy to use as disposables.
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE COOL & COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR BABY!
Cloth diapers allow your babies bum to get more air; this is a good thing! More air, less diaper rash.
CLOTH DIAPERS ARE THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE – SAFER FOR NEW DELICATE SKIN!
Cloth diapers don’t contain any of the harmful chemicals that disposables are loaded with. See “How dangerous are disposbales