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Alternatives To Disposable Baby Diapers - Eco-Friendly Diapers

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: May 31, 2018
Alternatives To Disposable Baby Diapers - Eco-Friendly Diapers

Disposable baby diapers are parents' best friends, but the worst enemies for the environment. Did you know that a single disposable baby diaper you throw in the landfill can lie there for as long as 300 years? And just imagine the number of diapers you alone will throw until you toilet-train all your children, and the total number of diapers all infants in your city will add to the landfill. Considering this, disposable diapers prove to be a serious challenge for the environment. In addition, disposable diapers are made of plastic which is uneasy and unsafe for your child’s delicate skin too. So, OneHowTo.com is trying to find out some good alternatives to disposable baby diapers which are friendly for the environment and for your baby as well.

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  1. Wear no diapers
  2. Use cloth diapers
  3. Eco-friendly hybrid diapers

Wear no diapers

Diapers are a modern invention, and mothers before that used to keep their infants diaper-free. They used to carefully watch their baby, and hold him or her over a chamber pot whenever the baby made gestures to eliminate. Some mothers conditioned them to pee whenever they heard a particular sound or when they were held in a specific position. Believe it or not, such kids are naturally toilet trained much earlier than those who are taught to eliminate in diapers.

Alternatives To Disposable Baby Diapers - Eco-Friendly Diapers - Wear no diapers

Use cloth diapers

Cloth diapers are reusable diapers that are washed after use, and reused. But if you are a working mother, washing the diaper every time the child spoils it is difficult. You may collect a day’s diapers in a bag, and wash all of them in the morning. Keep extra diapers that you can use while the washed diapers dry out. The most important advantage of using these diapers is that they are made of cotton, due to which they are soft on your child’s delicate skin. The outer lining of the diaper can be made of a plastic sheet, which disallows the matter from leaking out. Why most mothers resist from using these diapers is because they are not as easily thrown away as disposable diapers. They need to be washed regularly and reused. But such a simple effort is worth the eco-friendly environment you will let your child grow in.

Alternatives To Disposable Baby Diapers - Eco-Friendly Diapers - Use cloth diapers

Eco-friendly hybrid diapers

While cloth diapers are best for the environment, they may not be a feasible option for busy parents. Working parents can’t even imagine to give up the convenience of disposable baby diapers. Child care providers may not be willing to deal with changing, washing and reusing cloth diapers several times a day. A better alternative can be eco-friendly diapers that are made up of cloth plant, featuring biodegradable inserts. Since you don’t need to wash the covers after every change, you are saved from the extra washing you have to do with cloth diapers. Because these diapers are not made up of plastic, they are easy on your child’s skin, and they are breathable too. Due to this, your child does not suffer from nappy rash that is common with children using disposable diapers.

If you are interested in natural baby care, you might want to read our article on baby led weaning.

Alternatives To Disposable Baby Diapers - Eco-Friendly Diapers - Eco-friendly hybrid diapers

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