Cloth diapers for babies
I still remember my grandmother praising the advantages that mothers now have thanks to plastic bottles, light carts that folded do not take up space, wet wipes, but especially for disposable diapers, which did not have to be washed. However, it would be perplexing if now lived the return of the fashion of cloth diapers, which with another completely different and renewed concept, have created a well-deserved gap among families around the world.
The advantages of cloth diapers
The fashion of cloth diapers is back, more than a fashion, it is a cheap and ecological trend. This has been demonstrated in the International Week of the Cloth Diaper, where more than 250 cities from around the world, from 14 different countries, joined to participate in the contest to break the world record for changing cloth diapers simultaneously for the Guinness Book of Records.
The growing interest of dads and moms in cloth diapers lies in the fact that it is an easy, simple and affordable option for modern families, especially for parents who adopt more environmentally friendly ways of life or who are looking for less expensive alternatives. And is that cloth diapers have three characteristics that are highly valued by families: they come out cheaper, are more respectful with the environment and less aggressive with the skin of the baby.
1. Economic. The cloth diapers offer an economical alternative, since they can be washed and reusable and only need to buy 20 cloth diapers of the one size system, which are adapted to the growth of the baby, to cover their entire baby stage up to the arrival of toilet training. About 20 cloth diapers cost approximately 400 euros, to which we should add the expense in water, electricity and washing machine detergent, which would be around 100 euros. Therefore, the saving is evident.
2. Ecological. Today, it is estimated that between 2 and 4 percent of total urban waste is composed of diapers, which take about 400 or 500 years to degrade in a landfill, which creates a problem of managing large urban waste. dimensions. This problem has led the City of London, in the United Kingdom, to offer families extra help for the purchase of cloth diapers.
3. Healthy. Modern cloth diapers perspire and for this reason are more delicate with the skin of babies, who benefit from a lower temperature inside the diaper and a skin that breathes. This results in less aggression for the baby’s skin in the diaper area.
Wash or throw, that’s the question. A difficult choice for families in which many factors such as ideals, time and pocket are involved. However, the important thing is that there are alternatives to choose from to test, evaluate and decide accordingly.