Cloth Diapers vs Disposable Diapers?

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Elaine posted this 13 January 2020

Alright, guys! Cloth or disposable diapers? I keep hearing that cloth is the way to go but I'm not sold. 

Mamas who have the experience, give me your expertise! 

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Penelope posted this 26 January 2020

I'm interested in using cloth diapers -- how to do you wash the poopy ones? What's your favorite cloth diapers?

Jocelyn posted this 24 January 2020

Because of skin sensitivity we use cloth and Honest diapers when we need disposables. Cloth are easy to clean and have lots of cute patterns/styles. My baby was allergic to most name-brand diapers. Honest works really well but we try to use the cloth mostly. 

Kylee posted this 24 January 2020

We use Honest subscription diapers. I love them because they just show up once every six weeks in the cutest patterns. Super helpful for our lifestyle! 

Jordan posted this 21 January 2020

I've only used disposable. So I'm not much help, but I love disposable. There are a lot more options that are environmentally  friendly(er). But I way whatever is convenient to you!

Eliza posted this 21 January 2020

If it is your first child and you planning on having more maybe cloth? Its a good investment for the long term. I would still use disposables for traveling, etc. But cloth diapers aren't as primitive as they were. And diapers can get super expensive!

Chandra posted this 21 January 2020

I've used both. I say whatever is convenient for you. Cloth is less expensive in the long run and you don't have to worry about running to the store at the last minute. We had a consistent wash schedule which prevents odor and other issues. Disposies are nice for daycare and traveling. It has to be whatever works for your family. 

Hazel posted this 21 January 2020

I think the choice is a personal choice. 

I choose to use disposable because once a diaper was dirty, I just wanted it in the trash. My sister, however, uses cloth. But washes her diapers in the same washer as she washes her sheets. For me, I was not able to handle the germ aspect of cloth diapers. If I had a separate washer and dryer for diaper duty, I would definitely use them. 

Cloth has many positives. I had a sensitive child and cloth diapers helped her sensitivity. While the cost is initially a lot, they are reusable for many children. Overall the cost is less than diapers for one child. Cloth diapers are adorable and there are many types to fit all types of mothers. I found them to be no bulkier than a regular diaper. Also, if you have a toddler who takes off their diaper, cloth snaps are harder to remove. 

The cloth also has negatives, you need a lot of diapers. I would guess 20+ to get started. They cost around $30 per diaper. You will have to size up. You will always have to make sure diapers are washed and properly dried. Besides the diaper care, I have no issues with cloth diapers.

Disposable diapers are easier because they are disposable, need I say more? A nasty poo? Toss it.. Cloth, wash it. They are easier to buy. I do think that disposable has many negatives, they are expensive. Over the course of one child, the total cost of diapers will not be cheap. They also seem to make my baby breakout. 

Find what works for you and your baby. 

Georgia posted this 21 January 2020

Disposable. I love the convenience and they're changed a lot over the years. Many brands are eco-friendly! 

aria posted this 21 January 2020

In my opinion, we need to keep them for the next time.

Cara posted this 21 January 2020

I think we're going to try cloth next time. For sure following this post for any good cloth brands! 

Ruby posted this 20 January 2020

Cloth diapers have come a long way. They aren't nearly as bad as they used to be. But nothing beats the convenience of disposable. 

Lindsay posted this 20 January 2020

Disposables!! That has worked best for us. So much easier. And less laundry!! 

Char posted this 20 January 2020

I say disposables too! But truth be told I've never used cloth. Although I know people who love them. I just love the convenience of disposable, and there are a lot more "green" options out there for them now!

Connie posted this 15 January 2020

Disposable all the way! I haven't used cloth before, but didn't want the hassle of washing cloth diapers.  Motherhood is already busy enough.

Kennedy posted this 15 January 2020

We use Honest Diapers - they are Eco-Friendly! I just really couldn't do the cloth, but maybe will try again with a future babe. 

Lucy posted this 15 January 2020

We use disposable diapers but have used cloths before. If the baby stops pooping in every diaper and diet is more consistent I will go back to cloths because it is better for the environment. 

Angel posted this 14 January 2020

We only use disposables at night when they are going to bed.

Imani posted this 14 January 2020

We use cloth sometimes and disposables at night

Miley posted this 14 January 2020

We use cloth, it's better for the environment.

Serenity posted this 14 January 2020

We use disposables.

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