Disposables also contain Tributyl-tin (TBT), which is a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals.
Temperature: Also, disposable diapers do not "breath" like cloth. This causes a child's scrotum to be up to 2 degrees higher than the rest of his body temperature and many professionals believe this can be linked to infertility problems later in life.
Significant Cost Savings
Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills and represent 4% of solid waste. In a house with a child in diapers, disposables make up 50% of household waste!
ConvenienceDo you imagine the clean-up involved with using cloth diapers will be tedious and messy involving dunking and swishing? NOT ANYMORE! Today's cloth diapers are just as easy to use as disposables. Most fasten with snaps or a hook and loop tape similar to Velcro. The inside of the diaper is made with a soft wicking fabric so the moisture goes through to the insert and baby feels dry longer. Clean up is easy depending on the type of diaper you choose. If you want to have the diapers laundered you simply pull the diaper off baby and toss it into the diaper pail. Each week, a service will come by and pick up your soiled diapers and exchange them for a new batch of freshly cleaned soft cotton diapers. Modern hybrids contain an inner liner that can simply be removed and flushed or thrown away, allowing you to re-use the shell! There are also bio-degradable liners that can be used with all cloth diapers and act as a barrier by catching the baby's solids so all you have to do is throw it away prior to washing.
Other Advantages of ClothThink you have to wait to age 3 to potty-train? Not with cloth! Babies in cloth diapers potty train sooner than babies in disposables! Many believe this is because babies can feel the wetness much easier in cloth than in modern pull-ups and training pants. This is a clear advantage in potty training.
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