Bringing a new life into the world and the pressure of providing everything from scratch for the baby can be straining on the pocket. From formula milk to diapers, everything seems too much. And choosing a reusable diaper means welcoming a whole lot of work for the mother who is already trying to provide everything for the little one. Then, what to go for?
Although it doesn't seem like a good idea to spend hours scraping your baby's poop into the toilet, yet thanks to the advancement in the tushy-covering technology, reusable diapers have started to make more sense than parents can realize. The idea of a cloth diaper might seem old-fashioned and a whole lot of work than tossing a disposable one into the bin; it has been proved that using a reusable diaper might be beneficial for your baby's sensitive skin as well as for the environment. Plus, it is pocket-friendly.
So, what exactly is a reusable diaper? A reusable diaper is the one that parents can use again and again after washing, or they can also send it to a diaper service for a clean and tidy replacement. While reusable diapers come in plenty of forms, the easiest and traditional option is to fold a piece of cloth and then use safety pins to hold the moving edges together, making it into a diaper. The cloth option requires considerable time and patience because of the complex folding. Therefore, most of the parents prefer the premade cloth diaper with both inserts and snaps to fix it on the little one's delicate tush.
There are many health benefits associated with the use of reusable diaper for your baby. Some of them are
Helps prevent skin conditions
You might have heard from your fellow parents that their baby is getting a rash with the disposable diaper. Luckily, this problem is not encountered with the reusable ones as the cloth is breathable, thus preventing skin irritation and diaper rash.
Helps in potty training
With reusable diapers, your infant can feel when the cloth is wet, thus helping and supporting early potty training.
Less exposure to harmful chemicals
Infants with extra sensitive skin might get irritated due to the chemicals used in disposable diapers. Keep your baby cool and calm with the reusable ones made of soft, breathable cloth with minimum exposure to allergens or irritants.
You will be amazed to know that organic reusable cloth diapers are fragrance and pesticide-free, thus preventing harmful skin conditions.
But one thing to add here is that cloth diapers are not a very convenient choice for working moms as nanny and grandparents might be reluctant to put on a cloth diaper due to its complex procedure. Yet, if you as a new parent can find enough time on your hands, a reusable diaper is a conventional yet very wise choice for keeping your baby's sensitive and delicate skin healthy and rash-free. Consider giving them a thought, and you won't regret your decision.