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May 7, 2010

Cloth Nappies vs Disposable: Reasons to Switch to Cloth Nappies

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Reasons to Switch to Cloth Nappies

There are thousands of reasons to switch from disposables to cloth nappies. The baby products advertising industry has been able to blur the benefits of cloth nappies over the disposables. The truth is: mothers, babies and the environment would be better off using cloth nappies.

The most important and profound reason why you should switch to cloth nappies is its impact on the environment. Cloth nappies pose no significant hazards to nature. They can be re-used for years so wastes and rubbish would not choke the environment.

Disposable nappies are one of the most environmentally unsound products ever invented. They will not degrade and will become toxic after years underground. In fact, disposable nappies will remain in the world’s land fill areas for five centuries. Imagine how this will impact on the ecosystem.

If you switch to cloth nappies, you are actually contributing a significant part to environment preservation.

Another profound reason why you should switch to cloth nappies concerns the preservation of limited natural resources. The production of disposables exacts too much pressure on energy and other natural resources. This is very wasteful because you will only use disposables just once but the resources they consumed cannot be replaced anymore.

Compared to cloth nappies, producers will not spend much on energy and other natural resource for their manufacture. And because cloth can be used over and over for longer periods, it will not exact too much pressure on the earth’s natural resources.

Aside from the benefit of cloth nappies for the environment, they can provide big savings for you. Based on estimates, you can save by as much as $2,000 to $3,000 if you switch to cloth nappies.

This is a staggering amount which can do a lot for your baby. You will certainly have extra cash for baby foods, medicines, multivitamins, clothes, and toys. All these benefits you can get if you made a decision to switch from disposables to cloth nappies.

Cloth nappies can also provide superior comfort, safety, and health benefits for your children. This may sound surprising as most advertisements point to the superiority of disposables in these areas.

But modern cloth nappies are now made from high end cloth materials that have superior absorbency. The fiber cloth materials can last longer and if you want extra protection for your child, you can easily insert use a booster cloth. This is ideal for overnight use of cloth nappies. Your child can sleep peacefully and will not be bothered by wet nappies.

Cloth nappies can also protect the skin of your baby. They don’t have harmful chemicals and gels that can be found on disposables. In fact, if a burst nappy happens, the absorbent gel of disposables can harm the sensitive parts of your baby. With cloth nappies, you are assured that your baby will not be exposed to harmful chemicals.

Making a switch from disposables to cloth can be very difficult at first. But the long term benefits you can get from cloth nappies will surely make the switch more rewarding.

We have a wide range of Modern Cloth Nappies including BumGenius, Haute Baby Products, Baby BeeHinds, Bummis, Monkey Doodlez and Bubblebubs. For details visit Cloth Babes

By Craig V Marchant

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