If the above reasons are not enough, let’s talk about money! You will spend $2, 327 to diaper you baby with nearly 7,000 disposable diapers for her first 30 months. Oh, then there are the disposable wipes you buy; $2,530 for the first 30 months of your baby’s life. If you used cloth diapers you would spend an average of $500, and don’t forget you could use the same cloth diapers for your next baby or turn around and sell them on eBay or Craigslist. I didn’t even calculate the costs you would spend on rash creams and doctor appointments from using disposable diapers. So what could you do with an extra $4,500? Seriously!
Now lets get into the health aspect. What is in those disposable diapers anyway? Those little gel beads that break out of the disposable diaper when the diaper becomes too wet are sodium polyacrylate. Sodium polyacrylate can asbsorb 100 times its weight in water, but it is a major skin irritant. Sodium polyacrylate, in addition to the plastic and fragrances in disposables, have been linked with infertility, asthma, etc. This is not rocket science the chemicals in disposable diapers should not be on your baby’s skin or in our land fields (where they pollute the environment). Disposable diapers may be convenient for mothers, but they are killing Mother Nature.
And last but not least, cloth diapers make potty training much easier. Babies who are cloth diapered potty train much faster, and babies can better feel when they are wet which makes them more in tune with their bodies.