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Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers

by Lindsay Hutton

From health to convenience, comfort to cost, the great diaper debate has been raging on for decades. Read on to find the pros and cons for each, and make your decision based on what works best for you and your family.

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There is no doubt that the convenience of disposable diapers is what attracts most people, especially those who are always on the go. The super absorbent material means fewer changes. When you do need to change your little one, all you need to do with the soiled diaper is roll it up, secure it shut with the tabs, and toss it in the nearest garbage can. This is an attractive option for those who don't have the time or resources to carry around a bag full of soiled diapers until they are able to wash them or send them out to be laundered.

Cloth diapers have become more convenient in recent years. Newer styles have the same Velcro tabs as disposables, making it easier to secure onto your child without the use of clumsy pins. Flushable liners also give you the convenience of flushing waste down the toilet - no stinky garbage bags full of diapers to contend with. Cloth diapers do create more laundry, but it is usually only about two extra loads per week, and there is always the option of utilizing a diaper service.

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