How to Choose Between Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers
The average baby goes through 6,000 diapers (sometimes, it seems, in a single day). One of the most important questions expectant parents ask is whether to use cloth vs. disposable diapers. The trend has moved toward cloth in recent years for health and environmental reasons, but you can’t beat the convenience of disposables. In addition, many daycares will only accept disposable nappies, limiting working parents’ choices.
There are, of course, pros and cons to each. Parents who use cloth have to contend with excessive laundry and some unpleasantness, while disposable users face higher expenses overall. Here’s a breakdown of costs and a few new breakthroughs that might make it easier — or more difficult — to make a decision.
This article was originally published on Money Crashers.
The huge number of available choices can be overwhelming — particularly for new parents, who are already juggling a thousand different jobs and getting far too little sleep. I can’t tell you which kind of diaper is best, but I can do the next best thing: Provide you with a clear, straightforward rundown of the pros and cons of each type, so you can make an informed choice about what works best for you.