I hear this all the time: "Cloth diapers are an extra hassle." or "Disposables are too convenient." Honestly though, it is all about how you look at it. Let's face it, if you were really wanting a convenient life, then having a baby wouldn't be at the top of it. They are full of inconveniences no matter how you diaper them.
If you are considering using cloth diapers? Do you have a friend or family member who gives you a hard time about using cloth diapers? Here's some great information to know, when you are comparing cloth diapers to disposable ones.
Top 10 Reasons Why Disposable Diapers are Inconvenient:
-It sneaks up on you that you are using your last couple diapers in the pack late one evening. Late night runs to the store to purchase disposable diapers when you've run out is inconvenient.
-Experiencing the common "up the back blow out" when you baby has been sitting, especially in a car seat is inconvenient (and messy too!). Note: This does type of blow out rarely happens in a cloth diaper.
-Just took out the trash the day before but that lingering poopy diaper and wipes you put in the new liner is causing a stench? Having to take a partially full trash bag outside to your garbage bin to get rid of that smell is inconvenient.
-Having to throw away a poopy diaper outside in a separate plastic bag when you are visiting someone's house is inconvenient.
-Allergic reactions and heat related diaper rashes are common with disposable diapers. Having to make an extra trip(s) to your pediatrician for a disposable diaper related rash is very inconvenient.
-Using disposable diapers will cost you about an extra $1,200 and more with subsequent children. Having to work harder or hours to afford trashable diapers (and other disposable items like wipes) is inconvenient.
-Your baby just had a growth spurt and no longer fits in his/her size in disposable diapers but you are not even close to using up that huge case you recently purchased at CostCo. Having to give away or sell disposable diapers that your baby couldn't use because they grew out of that size is inconvenient compared to using a cloth diaper that fits a range from 8-35lbs.
-Do you have 2 small children both in diapers? Having to carry 2 different sized disposable diapers in your diaper bag is inconvenient compared to having 1 cloth diaper that fits both of your children (one-size) .
-Having to take a pet to the vet after he/she consumes a disposable diaper is inconvenient (and expensive). (This came from a recent story where a dog actually died after doing this.)
-Cloth diapered toddlers tend to potty train earlier on average. Having a child who potty trains later is inconvenient.
Need I say more? :) Does anyone else have an example of how a disposable diaper is inconvenient?
Our most convenient cloth diapers will prove to be more convenient to the disposable diapers out there. Our top recommendations:
1. GroVia All-in-Ones
2. GroVia Hybrid Diapers
3. Tots Bots Easy Fit Diaper
4. bumGenius All-in-one Newborn Diaper
5. Tots Bots Tini Fit Diaper
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