9 Reasons to Love Cloth Diapers

9 Reasons to Love Cloth Diapers_m

I’ve been cloth diapering for 5 years now! I love cloth diapering and am so glad I decided to use cloth diapers when I was expecting my first baby.

9 Reasons to Love Cloth Diapers 

1. Saves Money

Cloth diapering saves money. After the initial investment of $100 to $500 in cloth diapers, you only need to budget for detergent. Cloth diapering frees up money for other household expenses.

2. Environmentally Friendly

Regardless of the method of diapering your baby, there is an environmental impact. If you choose to cloth diaper, you use water to wash those diapers. However, there is no waste going to a landfill from cloth diapering!

3. Better for Baby

Cloth diapering reduces a baby’s exposure to chemicals that are prevalent in most disposable diapers. There are chlorine/latex/fragrance free disposable diapers on the market but they are more expensive.

4. Prevent Blowouts

If you’re exclusively breastfeeding and use disposables, your baby will have blow outs. Cloth diapers do a better job of containing the mess (specifically up the back). After cloth diapering three exclusively breastfed babies, we’ve never had a blow out in a cloth diaper.

5. No Stinky Trash

We live in a rural area and do not have weekly trash pickup. We carry our trash to the landfill once every 6 weeks (thanks to recycling, cloth diapering, and composting, there isn’t much trash.) If we were using disposable diapers we’d probably have to go weekly due to the smell and amount of waste that the diapers would create.

6. No Worrying About Running Out of Diapers

If you’re running low on diapers, just wash a load. This eliminates those quick trips to the store because you’re almost out of diapers.

7. Cloth Diapers are Cute

Forget boring white diapers with cartoon characters printed on them, cloth diapers are available in bold colors and prints, making diapering a little more fun.

8. Your Child May Potty Train Earlier

Cloth diapers tend to make babies more aware of being wet since they don’t contain absorbent gels and your child feels the wetness more. This awareness may lead to earlier potty training.

9. You May Be Able to Diaper Subsequent Babies for FREE

All of our cloth diapers were still in good condition when our third baby was born so we had to spend absolutely nothing on diapers for her! (I did sell a couple blue diapers so I could buy her a couple pink diapers because baby girl needed a little bit of pink.) We’ve diapered her for FREE!

Want to Learn More about Cloth Diapers?

Are you interested in cloth diapering your baby but aren’t sure where to start?

You may be interested in my eBook, Cloth Diapers: A How-To Handbook on the Basics of Cloth Diapering. It is a guide for those who are new to the idea of cloth diapering, are full of questions and want to know the basics.



Win a 2-ounce container of Earth Mama Angel Baby Angel Baby Bottom Balm!

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This diaper cream is one of my favorites and it’s SAFE FOR CLOTH DIAPERS!

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Giveaway WinnerThis giveaway has now ended! Congrats to commenter #6, Lindsey!!!

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  1. When we had three little boys through foster care, ages 8.5 months to 2.5 years, I decided to use one cloth diaper per boy per day. I had already made covers and had inserts from garage sales, and we went through soooo many disposables. It did save some diapers, but then all three got bad diarrhea at once–oh my. That was the end of cloth diapering.

    Then recently I thought maybe I'd give it a try again, with my 18-month-old daughter. She's Picky about clothes. I put one of my lovingly-made diapers on her, and she immediately began to fuss and whine and pick at it. I just knew–not going to work. Guess I'll have to try cloth diapering much earlier on, if and when there's a next baby.

  2. I use disposable diapers. I know. I know. I should use cloth, but it just wasn't a priority for me.

    I am excited about possibly winning the balm. I used it with Noah and LOVED it, but then I misplaced it.

  3. I used exclusively cloth with DS until he turned about 15 months old and just WOULD NOT HOLD STILL to have his diaper changed. So we switched to Seventh Generation – but I think we still saved money using cloth that long.

  4. Lots of the books look interesting, but I as I look at the empty walls of our newly remodeled bedrooms, the Handmade Walls book sticks out.

  5. We primarily use cloth diapers, but use disposable when we travel/occasionally when out of the house for the day.

  6. I've never tried the balm your giving away, but I do use mostly cloth diapers and I've been looking for something that works well with cloth.

  7. I’d like to read the one on working from home. I do it now but I struggle to get it all done. I’m hoping for some pointers on balancing and prioritizing.

  8. Right now I disposable full time. But I think im stripping the cloth diapers in the next month or so to bring them out of hiding!

  9. Your provided reasons are enough to understand health benefits of cloth diapers for kids but still some people are preferring paper diapers which is I think making no sense. I got the point from your post that I should suggest every mom to get a cloth diaper for her baby to make their skin more smooth and glazy.

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