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Why Are Biodegradable, Eco-Friendly Reusable Diapers Better?

Published on: 25 April , 2017 | Ekta

Choosing the right diapers for your baby is a daunting task. The numerous options available in the market will make your head spin. There are disposable diapers, cloth ones, and new environment-friendly hybrid nappies. It’s high time we think about switching to this newer option to help create a clean and green future for our children. So, Why Are Biodegradable, Eco-Friendly Reusable Diapers Better?

Safe for the environment

On an average, a kid uses nearly 5000 nappies. The plastic in regular nappies may take 300 to 500 years to decompose. A few hours of usage causes long-lasting harm to the environment.

Our environment is already in a pitiable state. By opting for Eco-Friendly Reusable Diapers, we are contributing to a cleaner environment. As the name suggests, eco-friendly diapers don’t harm our environment. They are compostable and recyclable and do not remain on the landfill for long.

Petroleum, plastic, and chemicals—none of these are used to make eco-friendly nappies. That’s not all; the manufacturing of these baby diapers products consumes less water too.

Safe for your baby

Your baby’s delicate skin is in constant contact with the nappies you make them wear. Hence, it is important to invest in a safe option.
Eco-friendly nappies are free from harmful toxins and chemicals. They are latex-, dye-, perfume-, and chlorine-free. Made from natural fibres, they are soft and gentle on your baby’s skin. Moreover, babies remain dry and comfortable in these nappies.

Cost-effective for you

The Eco-Friendly Reusable Diapers are long lasting, and washable. They promote less wastage and offer convenience too. You will not have to stack your wardrobe with a horde of baby nappies. Apart from all this, the nappies are highly absorbent too. This means, you won’t have to worry about changing your baby’s nappy often.

The hybrid eco-friendly diapers combine the benefits of both the traditional and disposable varieties. They are soft like the cloth ones and efficient and comfy like the disposable ones. Opting for these environment friendly nappies is a smart choice.

Are Disposable Diapers Safe for the Baby?

A common dilemma that most mothers face soon after their baby moves from the womb to the cradle is whether to dress them up in Pampers diapers or wrap those little buns up in cloth. This dilemma stems from the fear of harming your baby’s delicate skin. You could solve this by being a well-informed.

Cloth vs. disposable diapers

Most children begin potty training at about 21 months. Until that time, your newborn will go through about ten or more nappies a day. So while both cloth and disposable diapers are safe, you may choose from either, depending on factors like your baby’s preference, your budget, and lifestyle.

Cutting the cloth

Although cloth nappies are cheaper than disposable ones these are not as convenient. While they are a good option for those who need to balance out their funds, cloth diapers are going to leave a higher heap in that laundry basket. However, all that hard work will seem worth it when you know your baby’s skin loves the feel of soft cotton; at least until it gets wet. Cloth nappies are known to cause diaper rash; however, this can be avoided with regular changes. You may pick the classic cloth and safety pin alternative for your little buttercup if you think it suits your preferences better.

You can read about the Best Cloth Diapers in India.

Dissecting the diaper

Most diaper brands conform to high safety standards when it comes to the materials they use in their nappies. Baby diaper products are made using child-friendly materials that are safe for your little one’s delicate skin though not as safe for the environment. The layer that is in direct contact with the skin uses soft and breathable materials and keeps your baby comfortable. Most nappy brands follow a layered construction that features a protective liner, an absorbent gel core, and a waterproof outer layer. This system has been around since the 1980’s. The non-toxic gel has also been used in several feminine hygiene products as well as food packaging.
While there is no consensus on whether cloth or disposable diapers best help reduce rash, paediatricians do not discourage mothers from using the latter. You can pick either one based on your lifestyle. If you’re a busy mom and need to give your little one a quick change before you rush to work, disposable diapers are the answer as they are easy to wear, easy to throw.

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Afsha Galar 2017-05-15 17:27:55

Yes I do you super bottoms cloth diapers they work amazing

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Priya 2017-05-14 02:41:24

Pampers diaper are eco friendly ?? Well I thought of using cloth diaper but was not guided properly but switching to eco friendly nappies is the need of hour

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preetjyot kaur 2017-05-13 10:33:49

I'm a cloth diapering mama and I totally feel this article.. This topic is really close to my heart and u have penned it down beautifully.

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preetjyot kaur 2017-05-13 10:33:49

Thanks Preeti, same here. Infact I did not use diapers for my child until she turned atleast 1-month old.

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Alpana Deo 2017-05-13 09:29:47

Wow..that is truly a bundle of goodies packed in one diaper:-) who won't like it?

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Alpana Deo 2017-05-13 09:29:47

Hi Alpana, thanks alot! All of us use diapers for our kids, I think it's time to switch to Eco-friendly diapers or minimise the usage. Reminds me why early potty-training is very essential.

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MyToothless 2017-05-12 14:48:37

I do use Pampers. Its good to know so many benefits.

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MyToothless 2017-05-12 14:48:37

Yes indeed, it is one of the Best Diaper Brand In India.

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Thank you for the comment!