Cloth Diapers Vs. Disposables: The Pros And Cons


Cloth diapers are slowly being coming into the mainstream. But there are still plenty of parents who use disposables. Why is that?

Today, let’s dig into the pros and cons of cloth diapering and the use of disposable diapers. This way, you’ll be able to tell which system will work best for you.

First, let’s define what a cloth diaper is. If you consult Wikipedia, it will tell you that a cloth diaper is a reusable diaper made from natural fibers.

There are also cloth nappies made from man-made materials and a combination of both. Unlike disposables, moms can wash cloth diapers that’s why it is a reusable system.


Disposable diapers, on the other hand, are dipes made of super absorbent materials. It’s a one-time use diaper system that’s traditionally used on babies.

Now, let’s continue with the pros and cons.

Cloth Diaper Pros

Cloth diapers come in different and several cute designs! Most mothers are enticed in buying baby stuff with different colors, prints, and patterns.

For this reason, a lot of moms will surely be interested in those colorful cloth diapers. They are so fluffy and since they are made of cloth, the baby’s butt should feel more comfortable!

Apart from its presentation, cloth diapers are reusable. That means cloth diapering yields more value for money.

With cloth diapers, you no longer need to buy diapers every month. You just have to wash them and your baby will definitely have something to wear every day. 

Also, cloth diapers mostly come in one size fits all. You don’t have to worry about babies outgrowing them. They actually grow with your babies! It’s all in how you fold them.

Lastly and one of the most important advantages of cloth diapers, it’s environment-friendly. The fact that it’s reusable means you don’t have to use and throw them after.

As a result, you are helping preserve the environment by minimizing your waste. If more and more mommies will be into cloth diapering, a huge decrease on human trash will follow.

Disposable Pros

Disposable diapers are very convenient to use. You can subscribe to diaper companies to automatically deliver you a monthly supply. This way, your little one will never run out of diapers!

Additionally, disposables are readily available in the market. Went on a trip but forgot to bring diapers? Check the nearest convenience store, they will likely have something available for your baby.

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