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What are the benefits and drawbacks of cloth diapers?

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Benefits: you are using a natural fiber that has not been chemically processed.
Cloth diapers have changed alot in the past years and offer many options. They are less expensive on the long run than disposable and you decide how to cleanse them. Better for the planet. Drawbacks: you have to carry soiled diapers with you and can get stinky, babies develop rashes if they are not changed promptly.

In brief: Some of each

Benefits: you are using a natural fiber that has not been chemically processed.
Cloth diapers have changed alot in the past years and offer many options. They are less expensive on the long run than disposable and you decide how to cleanse them. Better for the planet. Drawbacks: you have to carry soiled diapers with you and can get stinky, babies develop rashes if they are not changed promptly.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cloth diapers

Disposable diapers were developed for convenience but contribute to waste and expense.
Cloth diapers are good for baby and the environment if you have the time to deal with the extra maintenance involved.

In brief: Cloth diapers

Disposable diapers were developed for convenience but contribute to waste and expense.
Cloth diapers are good for baby and the environment if you have the time to deal with the extra maintenance involved.
Dr. Michael Swor
Dr. Michael Swor
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1 comment
Dr. Johanna Fricke
With cloth diapers the upper limit of normal for toilet training boys & girls was 3, With pull-ups, it's 4.
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