Why would anyone choose to use cloth diapers when disposable diapers are so easy to just toss away? The obvious benefits of cloth diapers are saving money and benefiting the environment, but cloth diapers are good for your baby's skin too. Disposable diapers are bleached white with chlorine which creates dioxin. The EPA lists dioxin as one of the most potent carcinogens (cancer causing chemical). Dioxin can cause birth defects, infertility, neurotoxicity and diabetes - among other problems. Although only traces remain in disposable diapers, those traces are still enough for many parents to say no to disposable diapers.
Using cloth diapers is great for your wallet as well! Using disposables can cost between $2,500-$4,000 from birth to potty training. Depending on the cloth diaper system you choose you will save $1,500-$2,500 diapering one child.
Because disposable diapers absorb so much liquid, parents tend to leave them on the baby for much longer than recommended. Diapers of any kind should be changed about every 2 hours during the day. No matter which diapers you choose, frequent diaper changing is recommended by pediatricians to baby’s skin dry and comfortable as well as to prevent the conditions that cause diaper rash.
The temperature inside disposable diapers can be 3-4 degrees hotter than cloth diapers. This increased temperature, combined with the longer interval between changes creates the perfect Petri dish for diaper rash causing bacteria: warm and moist with a continuing supply of nutrients.
Cloth diapers are easier to use than ever. These days, you don't need to use pins unless you prefer them. There are dozens of choices of diapers and waterproof covers so you can find the combination that fits your baby best and works best for you lifestyle.
Benefits: save money - easier to use than ever - environmental benefits
Suitable weight: 3-15 kg
Age Range: 0 - 24 months
Brand Name: Littles & Bloomz
Free shipping to the US ($0.99 to the rest of the world) but please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.