4 advantages of using a diaper vs. cloth nappy


The debate is ongoing and there are loyal supporters for both diaper as well as cloth nappies. Of course there are pros and cons of using both a disposable diaper as well as a cloth nappy, but for now, let’s take a look at the advantages of using a diaper as compared to a cloth nappy.

  1. Less mess: Disposable diapers have a very strong absorbent lining that can absorb wetness up to almost 5 to 6 times your baby pees. These diapers are designed in a way that makes them absorb the maximum amount of wetness, yet create the least amount of mess.
  2. Keeps baby dry and safe: Disposable diapers can absorb wetness and grow to almost 5 times their own weight, yet keep your baby dry. The lining that is placed in the centre often contains gel components that are guaranteed to absorb the wetness and keep the surface dry for almost 5 to 6 hours. Wet or moist skin encourages bacteria to feed and is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, virus and other germs. When your baby wears a diaper, the sensitive area remains dry and thus the growth of bacteria and other germs is prevented.
  3. Easy to use: If you have ever tried making a young baby or toddler wear a cloth nappy, you can understand how difficult it is to have your baby sit still while you place the nappy underneath. After that, you also have to make sure that the nappy is placed properly and your baby is still, so that you can tie it up properly. With a disposable diaper, you can simply wrap it around your baby, even if your baby is standing up, and secure it at the sides with the Velcro straps. Of course you can also use the pant style diapers, which are super popular due to their ease of use. All you have to do is make your baby wear them as if you are putting on a pair of pants, and that is it.
  4. Uninterrupted sleep: When your baby sleeps in a nappy at night, you will have to constantly wake up and check for any signs of wetness. Not only will this disturb your sleep, your baby will also wake up each time, and you may have to do the entire bedtime routine all over again. Wearing a diaper at night will ensure that your baby feels nice and dry and can get uninterrupted sleep.


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