When it comes to diapers, you really have only two options: cloth diapers or disposable diapers. The debate for which type to use then becomes a moral one.
Should, we use Reusable Cloth Baby Diapers that are reusable and washable, and thus do not have to be thrown away; or should, we use disposable diapers which are not reusable. For this let discuss some important points here.
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Let's first consider the case for disposable diapers.
Benefits of disposable diapers:
Convenience. You pull the old one off and slap the new one on. Additionally, they come in many sizes and are available at almost any department or grocery store.
Once your baby is out of diapers, you can stop buying them – you won't have lots of extras
Negatives about disposable diapers:
Being disposable, they have to be disposed of somewhere. They go into your garbage and then to the landfill. Not a great option if you are trying to be more green-friendly. In my research, found numerous studies that claim a disposable diaper takes 550 years to decompose. In comparison, an aluminum can take less than 500 years and a paper bag takes less than two months.
Let's now consider the case for cloth diapers.
Benefits of cloth diapers:
The cost can be less for cloth diapers. There is an initial investment you must make to buy the cloth diapers, but once you have them you can use them over and over. This is even better news if you plan on having more than one child as you can use them for a number of years.
You can feel good about decreasing the amount of garbage that you are throwing away.
If being organically sound is important to you, you're on your way with cloth diapers.