Why I Use Cloth Diapers – Part 2

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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

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  1. Very good website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Cheers!

    • Have you tried Facebook? I’m sure there are several “groups” – which are like forums. I would start there. Hope this helps

  2. Keagan Schulist April 28, 2018 at 10:56 am

    We used Naty diapers exclusively! Cloth wasn’t an option at daycare BUT they are willing to save our Naty diapers and we bring them home with us every night to save for a weekly pick-up. In the Bay Area there’s an awesome service called EarthBaby and they have their own industrial composting facility for Naty diapers. (It only takes 14 days for them to fully break down!!) Each week they pick up our soiled diapers and deliver new ones. PRAISE!!!

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