Cloth vs. Diapers

Cloth vs. Diapers

 

Diapers. We cannot live without them (unless you want a mess everywhere), and yet we hate them (trying to change a stinky baby who does not want to sit still…that is everyone’s favorite thing, right?). When it comes to diapering there are two choices: cloth and disposable.

Is one really better that the other? What is the difference? How do I choose?

Here are some bullet points on both:

Cloth Diapers

Pros:

  • They are reusable and, therefore, can save you money
  • You can choose from a variety of cute designs
  • With the multiple button snaps, they grow with your child

Cons:

  • You need to make sure they are washed regularly so you do not run out
  • They can end up permanently stained, especially with newborn poops
  • Diaper changes can be more time consuming since you need to clean the diaper too

Disposable Diapers

Pros:

  • They are easy to use and convenient
  • No extra mess to clean up after diaper changes
  • You know you will always have a clean one handy

Cons:

  • They can be a bit pricey, especially when you buy in bulk
  • You need to take the trash out frequently unless you want your house to stink
  • It is hard to predict your baby’s size when they are born, and you need to get ones as your baby grows