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Why I love cloth diapers


I used disposables for a year with my first child (and still do use disposables on long vacations), so I am in a good position to compare cloth and disposables.

Why I love cloth diapers in order of importance to me:
  • More natural against my baby's skin
  • Almost no blowouts -- with my first child in disposables, his poop went up his back into his onesie about 90% of the time. I've found that I need a lot less clothing for my second child because of fewer blowouts. Even prefolds simply folded in thirds inside a cover contains poop FAR better than the luge-like interior of a disposable
  • Cloth wipes are FAR superior to disposable baby wipes
  • Less leaking at night
  • Better for the environment (not everyone believes this, but I do)
  • Cheaper
  • Easier to potty train: my little boy has been dry at night for months and was completely potty trained on #1 in a couple of days (still working on #2, darn it) -- not a representative sample, I know!
  • Cuter: they are cuter, but I honestly don't care that much about that

Why do you love cloth diapers?

Why would you NEVER EVER EVER use cloth diapers?
This post is part of Homemaker Monday.