Feb 23 2024

Washable diapers or disposable diapers?

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As a parent you are faced with many choices. An important choice is whether you go for washable diapers or disposable diapers. This may seem like a small decision, but it has big consequences for our planet, your wallet and how comfortable your baby is. In this blog we look closely at both choices to help you make the best decision for your family.

Environment: what is the impact?

Washable diapers: A green choice

By choosing cloth diapers , you help reduce a lot of waste. You do not throw these diapers away after one use, but simply wash them and use them again. This way we create less waste together and that is better for our planet.

Disposable diapers: Lots of waste
A disposable diaper takes up to 500 years to break down. Its production also requires a lot of energy and raw materials. If we use fewer disposable diapers, it is much better for the environment.

Costs: what is cheaper?

Start with cloth diapers

Cloth diapers cost more money initially than disposable diapers. But in the long run you save money because you use them over and over again. You can save hundreds of euros this way! Although the initial purchase price of washable diapers is higher, it is an investment that pays off in the long term. On average, families who choose cloth diapers save between $800 and $1,200 per child during the diaper period.

The cost of disposable diapers
Disposable diapers seem cheaper, but when you consider how many you use over the years, you end up spending a lot more money than on washable diapers. 

Convenience: what is easier?

Washable diapers: easy to use

Today's washable diapers are easy to use. With convenient Velcro or snap closures, modern washable diapers are just as easy to use as disposable diapers. All you have to do is wash them and you can use them again. It's that simple!

Disposable diapers: super easy, but...
Disposable diapers are very convenient because you throw them away after use. But think of all the extra waste and the extra costs. That might not be worth the convenience.

Comfort: Nice for Your Baby

Washable diapers: soft and safe

Washable diapers are often made from natural fabrics such as bamboo, cotton and hemp. This is gentle on your baby's skin and can help prevent diaper rash. They also allow air to pass through, which is nice for your baby's sensitive skin.

Disposable diapers: convenient, but can irritate
Disposable diapers are made to keep your baby dry, but sometimes they contain substances that are not so nice to the skin. This can cause irritation for children with sensitive skin.

Toilet training: A faster transition with washable diapers

An interesting benefit of cloth diapers that is often discussed is the faster potty training of children who use them. Parents and experts note that children who wear cloth diapers are more aware of dampness when they pee. This is because although cloth diapers absorb moisture, they do not keep the child as dry as disposable diapers. This can ensure that children are more likely to show interest in the potty and learn to use it more quickly.

Potty training faster is not only useful for parents (think of changing fewer diapers), but it is also good for the child. It helps with the development of independence and reduces the risk of diaper rash because the skin is exposed to moisture for less time.

Conclusion: what is the best choice?

Choosing between washable diapers and disposable diapers depends on what is important to you. Do you want to save money and be good for the environment? Then washable diapers are a good choice. Do you think convenience is the most important thing? Then disposable diapers might suit you better. Whatever you choose, it is a personal decision that suits your family situation. According to articles from the Consumers' Association and Environment Central about choosing between cloth diapers and disposable diapers, there are several factors to consider when making a choice that fits your lifestyle and values. 

Are you still in doubt? Even if you choose washable diapers part-time, you will save waste and still enjoy the benefits of washable diapers. Order our washable diaper trial package so that you can first get acquainted with our different washable diaper models.

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