New parents often find themselves involved in an argument regarding cloth diapers vs paper diapers. While the lines may be divided, parents of yesteryear didn’t have this option. It was cloth or nothing.
Paper diapers are convenient and easy to use on babies and they are disposable when means that you don’t have to deal with washing them. This disagreeable chore can take a lot of time and effort for new parents.
However, many children have issues with the paper and chemicals that are in the disposable paper diapers. They are allergic and often develop rashes on their tender bottoms or upper thigh area.
For such children, paper diapers may not be the best option. Cloth options can be sanitized and washed on a daily basis if the parents own a washing machine. However, if parents don’t yet own a washer or if they are living in a facility that doesn’t have washer access, it can quickly become very costly for them to keep up with the laundry.
For this reason, many prefer paper diapers. Cloth diaper options are great for the economy and to “recycle”. Parents simply purchase a few dozen and they never have to buy any diapers again. This is very economical and if parents are able to keep up with the laundry, this can save a lot of money.
Other parents opt to use a combination of both cloth and paper diapers. This allows them the convenience of paper if they are out and about, and the comfort of cloth while they are at home or in a family day care center that uses such services.
other options are a diaper service that only uses cloth. These diapers are delivered on a weekly basis and the company does all of the washing. Parents will receive as many diapers as they order each and every week.
Diapers will all be cleaned and sanitized and delivered right to the home. The company will provide a receptacle for parents to put the diapers in when they become soiled or wet.
Sometimes there is a solution that the diapers are soaked in and parents will soak the diapers while they await being picked up and taken into the company for cleaning.
This can add up financially and become as expensive as paper diapers, however, many parents prefer this for the convenience of cloth and the fact that they are much easier on the baby’s skin.
Regardless of the option, most parents choose cloth at one point of time or another for the simple fact that they are a great stand by when money is tight or parents simply need to wait until payday.
Today’s cloth options offer unique stays that help to fasten them and parents can avoid using sharp pins to fasten the diapers like grandma did. This can save on pokes and jabs by accident. Every new mom would love a dozen or so cloth diapers for her baby. There are a variety of styles available.