You might be thinking of a ton of reasons why cloth diapers might not be good for your precious baby. But you might just even consider switching to cloth diapers once you understand the various benefits it provides.
There are a ton of reviews and recommendations online about cloth diapers, why you should or should not use them, and even about disposable ones. There are a multitude of health and potty training benefits that can be used to your advantage if you switch to cloth diapers. It is important to do your research well and then decide what is best for your child.
Your infant has more breathability
Disposable diapers are not made from cotton and as such, cause issues with breathability. Cloth diapers, on the other hand, are mostly made from organic cotton, which is a very breathable material. This lowers the chances of rashes and even offers more space for sweat and other things to be able to dry up quickly.
Cloth diapers are chemical-free
Cloth diapers, unlike disposable ones, are free of chemicals such as perfumes, polyacrylate, and chlorine. All of these chemicals have a tendency to damage the good protective bacteria on the skin and not the best choice for babies skin. This, in turn, can lead to an imbalance in the pH level of your infant. This leads to an increased risk of skin irritation and dryness. These rashes can be prevented with the use of baby balm as well, but it is important to understand that disposable diapers can cause all of these issues. In more critical cases, your infant can even develop fever, vomiting, and severe skin irritations.
These are reusable
Cloth diapers are made of certain natural fibers, which make them reusable. You can easily wash it and reuse it again. They are not as expensive as normal disposable diapers and are way more durable than them.
You can potty train your infant earlier
Disposable diapers do not let your child feel the wetness or that ‘wet sensation’ against their buttocks. With cloth diapers, your baby can understand and start becoming aware of this sensation in their body, and then be more aware of when they have gone potty. This can be a huge factor in helping you potty train them sooner.
This is quite environmentally friendly
Disposable diapers are not at all healthy for our environment. There is so much waste produced in a year, out of which more than 2% is diapers. Cloth diapers are biodegradable and reusable. This makes them a great option for the environment. It also helps us save a ton of money, along with providing our children with diapers that are chemical-free and will not severely irritate their skin. Since they are reusable, they also tend to produce less waste.
Even if you choose not to fully go with cloth diapers, the best part is that it can always be a good backup in case the store is closed and you do not have any diapers on hand. Cloth diapers are better for both your infant and the environment.