29 years ago, I gave birth to my first baby. I was a normal working young lady, but back then I could not afford disposable diapers. I remember, my mom helped me shopping for my baby.
Amongst all the baby stuff, was the white cloth diapers. I have been washing diapers every day, a few times a day. Off cause, I made time for my baby, she was the most beautiful little angel! She was looking like a doll!
What I loved the most of the diapers after I have washed them, is the nice smelling fabric softener I use to rinse them with. I used a certain one. That nice fragrance used to be in my room all the time.
With my second baby, I started using disposables. On that stage, I could feel and experienced the difference between the two. I was very young, and comfort was the most important to me.
Washing diapers was by then something from the past for me. I was thinking about what a great product! It was so nice to just change the diapers easily, and through the dirty one away!
Well, everybody prefers comfort, and we don’t think about the advantages or disadvantages of it. Every working mom wants everything the easy way.
Advantages Of The Disposable Diaper
Everybody asks you why do you have to wash diapers if you can just throw them away? Disposables do have their positive side. It’s easy, no mess, no smells(because they end up in the bin immediately) it’s comfortable and easy to get.
It requires no washing or drying. It is like, “Ready Steady Go!” Babies love it, and they look so cute wearing it! Sometimes they want to be a little naughty and try to take it off themselves! Especially when they start walking! I’m smiling about it now.
When they become toddlers, that’s when they start to be interested in adult underwear, although they still need to wear diapers, they don’t understand why.
You can buy disposables in any shop near you. There is a lot of different brands on the market these days. It’s like “Nike and Adidas”! You can choose your favorite brand.
Some moms only use a certain brand. There can be many debates about disposable diapers brands between women. Each one has a different opinion of what she uses.
Disposables are also considered to be more sanitary than cloth diapers. After all, moms love the disposables, it’s very convenient for any working mom and dad too!
Disadvantages Of The Disposable Diaper
In everything, you will find the good and the bad, the beginning and the end and so the list goes on. Disposables do have their disadvantages as well.
Many moms don’t like disposables. Off cause, they have their own unique reasons for it. There is a difference in taste. I believe that’s an old saying.
Some moms believe the disposable diapers contain some chemicals and materials that may irritate their baby’s skin. It also is not environmentally-friendly as cloth diapers.
Believe me, I saw so many dirty diapers lying around, not in the bin, but on the side of the bin! And guess who is tearing it apart? Poor dogs! We should keep dirty diapers out of reach of children and animals! it’s very unhealthy and dangerous for them!
Babies develop an allergy or a rash from some disposables. It’s very important to keep your baby’s diaper dry all the time, to avoid rashes.
Advantages Of The Cloth Diaper
For many of us, the cloth diaper was the only choice we had on a certain stage of our lives. However, some believe it is the best diaper for their babies.
Moms believe when their kids wear a cloth diaper, they can feel when they wet and become more aware of when they have gone potty. Disposables wick away the wetness, witch also confuses them and keeping them unaware of a wet diaper for longer periods of time.
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You definitely save a lot of money over the long term when using the cloth diaper. Disposables are very expensive. Just sit down and makes your maths!
These diapers are made of cotton and result and result in less skin irritation and rashes. Keep your baby dry all the time. Cloth diapers produce less waste and you don’t need to buy disposables constantly!
It is convenient if the shops are closed, you always have a cloth diaper handy! They do not contain any chemicals such as perfumes or polyacrylate witch is a chemical they used for absorbency.
Disadvantages Of The Cloth Diaper
Oh Yes, there are also some disadvantages to using the cloth diaper. Like anything else, you’ll always find a positive or a negative reaction. Nothing in this world is perfect.
Cloth diapers, need to be wash regularly and you must do it while the stain is still fresh, to avoid diapers to become yellow and stained. If you don’t wash it immediately it can cause a bad smell in the house as well. This is also very unhealthy and unhygienic.
When going out with your baby, it can be very uncomfortable changing diapers, if your baby wearing a cloth diaper especially if your baby had a poo. Just imagine, it can be very awkward!
To avoid your baby from getting to wet or develop a rash, you should change the diaper, I don’t think anyone wants to wash a diaper in the middle of the night! I believe Dad can change a disposable diaper easier than the cloth diaper too!
Do You Have A Choice?
You do have a choice. Whether you using disposable or cloth diaper, each of them got its own advantages and disadvantages. The fact is you’ll have to keep your little one dry all the time!
Both these diapers can cause rashes and allergies, and each of them is also unique in its own way. For some events, you wish to rather have a cloth diaper and for some, disposables.
Whenever you ran out of disposables, the cloth diaper will be a pleasant replacement! Perhaps it will be a good idea, to keep both in stock.
Now that you know the differences, it’s completely up to you, of which one you prefer or is best suitable for you and your baby. When your baby is comfortable, you’ll for sure going to have a happy baby as well!
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