Reasons to Use Cloth Diapers
So you’re motivated to change your buying habits and make some better choices this year? And…you’ve been thinking how great it would be if you could switch from the disposable diapers you’re using now to using cloth diapers, or you’d like to use cloth diapers for a baby that’s on the way. You want to make the environmentally correct choice but you’re worried, because cloth diapers must be smelly, messy, and really hard to figure out.
Actually – cloth diapers are SO much easier to use than you may think! They are super cute and comfy, and will save you lots of money – up to $2000 per child, in fact. So let’s try to demystify the process for you – and you will see that it’s not a sacrifice to use cloth diapers, but instead a huge pleasure!
Messy? Not with flushable liners! When your baby poops, simply remove the flushable liner, throw it in the toilet and flush it away! No rinsing, no scraping.
Smelly? Store soiled diapers in our hanging diaper pail – the draw string AND zipper ensures that the smells are contained in the bag until you’re ready to wash!
Washing? Easy! Just machine wash and dry using some of these cloth diaper-friendly detergents.
Complicated? Have you seen the new Bummis All in One Diaper?
Using an easy snap adjustment it will fit your baby from birth to potty training. It’s a one piece wonder – just adjust it to fit your baby, add a flushable liner, put it on and snap the diaper closed. It’s as easy as that! And by the way, while you’re changing that diaper – did you notice how cute that little cotton covered bum is?
A huge advantage to using cloth diapers is that we notice when our baby is wet, so we change them. This is healthy and means that your baby is always comfortable and has less chance of developing a diaper rash. Since you will change your newborn 8-10 times a day, be sure to purchase a minimum of 24 diapers. With 24 diapers you will only need to wash diapers every 2 ½ – 3 days – easy!
Another great thing about using cloth diapers? Not only are they easy, cute, comfy AND cost effective, but you’ll feel happy that you’ve made a buying choice that will save at least one ton of garbage from going to a landfill!
Leave a comment telling us why you love using cloth diapers or why you’d love to try them!
Written by Betsy Thomas
First and foremost, we are mothers, and we know from personal experience how easy it is to use cloth diapers when you have the right products. We encourage the use of cloth diapers because of the many benefits for you and your baby – waste reduction, cost and comfort. Bummis manufactures cloth diapers, swim diapers and other accessories for babies and mothers.