Skin and Health Benefits
Cloth diapers are made from all-natural materials and do not contain any harsh chemicals, hence prevents rash. They need to be changed as soon as they become wet in order to prevent diaper rash.
Cloth diapers don’t contain fragrances, which are common among disposables.
Babies with allergies can also have respiratory irritation from the fragrances used in disposable diapers.
Cloth diapers are always on hand, and if parents see they are running low on clean diapers they can just wash a load. There is no need to run out to the store in the middle of the night.
With the use of disposable liners, changing soiled diapers is even easier.
With innovations in washing machines, cloth diapers do not necessarily need to be rinsed or soaked before washing.
If the time required to wash cloth diapers is an issue, then parents can hire a diaper service to handle that aspect.
Disposable diapers are made of plastic and other materials that do not break down in the landfill, which means they are piling up and not decomposing.
The untreated waste from diapers also poses a risk of contaminating groundwater.
The cloth diapers can be washed and the waste from the diapers is flushed down the toilet where it is treated appropriately.
Cloth diapers can also be reused once the baby has been potty trained.
If cloth diapers are still in good condition they can be sold to another family to be used again. If they are not in good condition then they can be used as rags for cleaning around the house.
The initial investment of cloth diapers is perhaps the biggest cost parents will have to shell out for at one time, depending on the type and quality of cloth diapers they purchase.
In the end, the cost of cloth diapers is significantly less expensive than disposable diapers.