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Diapering & Potty

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?

Bummis All-in-One Cloth 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!

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Leave a comment telling us why you love using cloth diapers or why you’d love to try them!

Written by Betsy Thomas

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36 Comments
  • Tara
    Posted at 17:21h, 02 February Reply

    No diaper rashes and all round better for my baby’s bum!

  • Andrea Verwer
    Posted at 19:32h, 02 February Reply

    I love using my cloth diapers for several reasons!
    1. I have sensitive skin and was worried about my babe having it as well. To this date. I have never had a single diaper rash or reddened bottom!
    2. I am absolutely addicted to the amazingly adorable prints!
    3. It saves a ton of money! (my husband appreciates this immensely!)
    4. It helps the environment and the future state. As my little one will be growing up into this world with lots of waste, teaching him begins when they’re born.
    5. No chemicals!

    Okay, I could go on and on..but those are my top 5 reasons that I love my cloth diapers!
    (I also have several brands and love each and every one of them equally)

  • Jessica W
    Posted at 20:44h, 02 February Reply

    I love using cloth diapers for so many reasons. They are cute, they are save a ton of money, they don’t fill our landfills. My number one reason has to be that they are so much better for my lo’s sensitive skin. No more diaper rash since we made the switch!

  • Eugenia
    Posted at 23:42h, 02 February Reply

    Cloth diapers are great for the environment. They’re super cute, and contain blowouts better than disposables.

  • Aivee Garcia
    Posted at 01:51h, 03 February Reply

    Been wanting to try cloth diapers (but have no idea which brand to go with) for my son because he has sensitive skin and unlike regular diapers, cloth ones dont use chemicals whatsoever – which makes them very eco friendly. Also, this will save us a lot of money going forward.. would really love to try Bummis

  • Amber L
    Posted at 09:01h, 03 February Reply

    So many reasons why we love cloth! Main reasons being the environment and our pockets. I always say “you wouldn’t put anything on your body, that you wouldn’t put in it”.

  • Romi
    Posted at 10:42h, 03 February Reply

    I’ve been wanting to try cloth diapers since my son was born, but everything seemed overwhelming at the time. Now that my son is a few months older and I’ve had the chance to really look into cloth diapering, I’m ready to make the switch. I can’t believe all the diapers that this litle one has already gone through in just these few months. They’ve all ended up in a landfill somewhere. I’d love to try the Bummis All In One cloth diaper as I’ve heard great things about them.

  • Nancy Weir
    Posted at 15:43h, 03 February Reply

    Used these in my daycare for many of the kids the parents all loved them. Would love to win a few to give to my daughter in law to try before she buys others. My grandson was born a week ago. Want to give him nothing but the best

  • Amanda Felton
    Posted at 21:00h, 03 February Reply

    I love using cloth diapers because of the reusable aspect. I dislike the idea of waste and how much of it we create as humans. There are many other reasons as well – healthy for baby, cute prints, etc.

  • Michelle Mueller
    Posted at 21:33h, 03 February Reply

    I love using cloth! They are cute and save us a lot of money!

  • Kristin Faircloth
    Posted at 21:56h, 03 February Reply

    I’m new to cloth diapering, but these look AWESOME! Love the idea of saving money, especially since they can be handed down to the next sibling.

  • Holly B
    Posted at 22:09h, 03 February Reply

    I have only been using cloth diapers for my daughter for about 4 months but I am so glad we made the switch. So many reasons why, saving money, less waste in a landfill, no questionable chemicals going against her bum, and the diapers are adorable. Thanks for the chance to try Bummis!

  • Jessie Hughes
    Posted at 22:14h, 03 February Reply

    What is there NOT to love about cloth diapers?! They’re so much cuter than disposable, save money, much better for the environment. I cloth diapered my son until he was potty trained, and will do the same with baby brother due next month! I don’t have any Bummis in my stash yet, but I would love to try one! Great prints

  • Laura Bernard
    Posted at 06:48h, 04 February Reply

    I love cloth diapers because they save me so much money and I will be able to donate them when I am done with them. I am so glad my hard earned money isn’t ending up in a land fill!

  • Breann Rehm
    Posted at 09:17h, 04 February Reply

    I would love to try cloth diapers so that we can save money and create less waste. I also don’t want to put chemicals on our little ones so I think cloth is a great choice but I have no idea where to start!

  • Sarah Sobocinski
    Posted at 09:20h, 04 February Reply

    I love using cloth because it is sustainable and saves me money.

  • Jennifer Odom
    Posted at 10:46h, 04 February Reply

    We love cloth diapers because they save us money, are cute, and work great!

  • Melissa F
    Posted at 12:02h, 04 February Reply

    I love cloth diapers for many reasons. I love that my babies that have been in cloth rarely get a rash, that cloth feels so nice against the skin, that I’m not sending bags of garbage to the landfill (with 2 in diapers it would be a lot!), that they are more affordable in the long run. Most of all its probably how absolutely adorable they are on the bum!

  • Andrea Lee
    Posted at 12:40h, 04 February Reply

    We have having our first baby next month and we are still debating on which type of diapers we want to use. I would really want to try cloth diapers and reduce the about of waste and garbage there is, this would be great for us to try! thanks for the giveaway and chance!

    • Cori Myles
      Posted at 10:31h, 05 February Reply

      Hi Andrea! Congratulations, you’ve been randomly selected as our Bummis Giveaway Winner!
      Please send us an email at social@well.ca with your mailing address to claim your prize.

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 12:42h, 04 February Reply

    I love cloth diapers. It is an initial investment but we are now diapering our second child for free! They are better for the environment and so cute! Too. Would love to try the new Bummis AIO! Thanks!

  • Diane
    Posted at 12:44h, 04 February Reply

    I love using cloth diapers because it saves me money, sustainable for the environment with less waste and there are lots of fun prints for baby! Also I love that I can add inserts and control the absorption (i.e. overnight, boys, girls etc).

  • Jasmin Medeiros
    Posted at 12:57h, 04 February Reply

    Would love to try cloth diapers as it is better for the environment and the pocket 🙂

  • Jules
    Posted at 13:03h, 04 February Reply

    We love cloth diapers because its better for the environment and saves us money! We’ve used Bummis from the start. They’re easy to use and comes in many great & stylish prints! I also found that diaper rashes are rare and so are messu blowups with them. In fact we’ve only ever had both when we had to use disposables while on vacation or travelling!

  • Alex
    Posted at 13:26h, 04 February Reply

    Love cloth diapers! Great for the environment, babies bums, my wallet, and they are SO stinkin’ cute (no pun intended!)! Would love to try these ones by bummis!

  • Savanna Glazier
    Posted at 13:48h, 04 February Reply

    Chemical free, no more diaper rash, and enviro friendly!

  • Paige
    Posted at 13:55h, 04 February Reply

    Makes it easier for me, and baby loves it! No rashes and no extra charges for disposable diapers if I ever ran out!

  • Teri
    Posted at 14:26h, 04 February Reply

    I love using cloth diapers because:
    1. I save money
    2. Help save the environment
    3. So darn cute!!

  • Laura
    Posted at 15:21h, 04 February Reply

    I love using cloth diapers as I know my son has a gentle fabric on his skin and we haven’t had any rashes! It feels good on the conscience as well as the pocket book and they just look so darn cute!!

  • Liz
    Posted at 15:24h, 04 February Reply

    I love using cloth because it’s not only great for the environment but it’s great for my littles bottom, no more rashes! Plus no more blowouts and the prints are adorable!

  • Laura
    Posted at 15:31h, 04 February Reply

    I love cloth diapering because it saves us money, they’re a ton of cute diapers out there and because my husband loves it too!

  • Sarah Primus
    Posted at 17:12h, 04 February Reply

    I love cloth diapering b/c it’s better for my babies’ skin and made diapering 2 easier to stay on top of. No running out of diapers and loading 3 kids in the car to go get more. Super cute prints and natural fabrics! Tons of reasons to cloth diaper.

  • Andrea Miller
    Posted at 17:51h, 04 February Reply

    I love using my cloth diapers for the savings and I feel they are a healthier choice for my children.

  • Janet Butler
    Posted at 19:36h, 04 February Reply

    I love how cute cloth diapers are! We cloth diapered our first child and hope to again with our second

  • Stefanie K.
    Posted at 21:04h, 04 February Reply

    I love cloth diapers because they save us money and they are so cute!

  • Melinda
    Posted at 14:51h, 12 February Reply

    Softer on baby’s skin and environmentally friendly as well!

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