As it stands today, a great number of Australian parents choose convenience and environmental concerns over lower cost when it comes to the choice of nappies for their kids. The main reason for this decision is because most of them have heard about the fact that disposable diapers pose a health risk to children, or unfortunately, their child has experienced a serious diaper rash/infection. That being said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more and more parents are turning to reusable diapers which are nothing like the old pieces of cloth secured with safety pins.
Reusable diapers have come a long way since then and now there are plenty to choose from ranging in size, quality, material and design. Choosing the right reusable nappies is easier than you think as there are many reputable and reliable manufacturers to choose from who care about the environment. These convertible and modern cloth diapers come in several sizes (from a tiny newborn baby to a busy toddler) and you can easily secure them with a snap of a buttons. When it comes to the absorption part, you can choose between several absorbing options in order to meet your personal preferences.
Another important reason why they took the world by storm is because they reduce the carbon footprint. Although popular, disposable diapers pose significant environmental problems as a great number of them end up into the landfill, and studies show that it can take around 500 years for them to decompose. Reusable cloth diapers, on the other hand, use neither chemicals nor harsh materials that can be dangerous for the environment.
Since the modern cloth diapers contain no chemicals or any type of harsh materials, this means that they are safe for your baby. In fact, they are made out of high-quality natural fibres which means less skin irritation and less nappy rashes. And if you want to go completely green, you can also choose an eco-friendly washing solution made from natural, plant-based ingredients which are perfect for the baby’s sensitive skin.
While many parents think that cloth diapers are expensive, the reality is completely different. Yes, the initial investment may be costly, but in the long run, they are way cheaper when compared to disposable diapers. Cloth diapers are available for buying separately or in a set which gives you the opportunity to buy them gradually without having to break the bank all at once.
The modern cloth diapers are far more leak-proof than the disposable ones as they are thicker and more robust in the part that protects the lower back and legs. Except for that, these types of diapers are also great for potty training as thanks to their material you can also teach your child how it does feel to be wet and dirty.