pros and cons of cloth diapers

pros and cons of cloth diapers

23 May 2022 | 3 min Read


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Are you one of those moms who are sceptical about using cloth diapers? Not sure if you should use cloth diapers or disposable ones? Don’t worry, as we have got you covered on how to cover your baby. Here are some pros and cons of cloth diapers to help you make a decision.


1. Economical

Of course, the initial investments for a cloth diaper may be a bit high, but in the long run, it would cost far less than disposable ones. You would only have to invest in a few cloth diapers and you can reuse them as and when it gets dirty. Cloth diapers are the go-to option for those who can’t afford to buy all those disposable diapers in bulk every week.

2. Environment friendly

Unlike disposable diapers, cloth diapers are not going to pile up in a landfill. They can be washed and reused over and over again. After your baby has been potty trained and starts wearing underpants, you can still use the cloth diapers as a rag.

3. Safer option

Disposable diapers contain chemicals like gels and dyes that could be harmful to your baby’s skin – even the ones labelled hypoallergenic. Cloth diapers on the other hand are made of cotton and are less likely to cause any harm to your baby’s skin.

4. Potty training

By making your baby wear cloth diapers, they are bound to feel the discomfort faster. They will immediately feel the wetness in their diaper and cry out for you to change them. This could help train them into learning when it is potty time faster than if they wore disposable ones.


1. Need to change frequently

Cloth diapers don’t have any gels to absorb the moisture. So, if you don’t change these cloth diapers often, there is a high probability of your baby getting a diaper rash. Parents would have to check the diapers for wetness every now and then to prevent any rashes from forming.

2. High initial investment

The initial cost of cloth diapers is definitely going to be high, as the cloth diapers themselves are quite expensive. If you opt to stitch some cloth diapers by yourself, however, it would cut down the cost. Or if you aren’t up for stitching them, you could always buy just 3-4 diapers to begin with and then buy more of them later on.

3. Water and electricity bills

Cloth diapers would have to be changed and washed often. Washing them by hand would be a pain and putting them in the washing machine would spike up the electricity bill. Further, it would be harmful for the environment, as a lot of water would have to be used to wash them every day, as your baby is bound to poo very often.

Hopefully this article has helped simplify your task of choosing which diaper is most suitable for your baby. If you found it informative, please do share with your friends and family. 



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