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As an alternative to disposable diapers, more and more parents are choosing cloth diapers. Today we will take a deeper look at cloth diapers.
When it comes to choosing cloth diapers or disposable diapers, the first thing you can know is that cloth diapers are cheaper than disposable diapers. Because cloth diapers can be washed and reused, you'll save a fortune on diapers. And as your baby gets older and potty trained, you can resell their used diapers and other accessories, or repurpose them as wipes and cleaning cloths.
Both cloth diapers and disposable diapers have an impact on the environment, but cloth diapers have a smaller impact than disposable diapers. It is estimated that it takes up to 500 years for a single disposable diaper to decompose in a landfill, and approximately 4 million tons of disposable diapers are sent to landfills every year. The impact on the environment is huge. And the environmental impact of using cloth diapers varies depending on how you wash them. Multiple washes, high-temperature washes, and tumble drying use a lot of electricity, and chemicals in detergents add toxic waste to water. However, if you reuse cloth diapers for multiple children and let them dry 100%, your environmental impact will be much lower.
Basic washing steps on cloth diapers include spraying the diaper with water to remove any solid waste from the diaper, prefolds or inserts. You should wash soiled diapers every day or every other day to avoid soiling and mold. Dry cloth diapers after washing for best results.
In general, newborns typically use more diapers than older babies, who can use about 10 diapers per day. Newborns will probably use 12 to 18 diapers per day, and 8 to 12 diapers per day after the first month until your baby is potty trained. You need to stock at least twice your daily supply of cloth diapers, though more will allow you to make sure your baby has enough diapers to use.