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Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers

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Comfort


Cloth diapers can be very comfortable for children to wear -- the soft cloth feels just as comfortable on your baby's bottom as it does on your hands. Also, children who wear cloth diapers tend to get fewer diaper rashes than those who wear disposables. Prolonged contact with urine causes most diaper rashes, and cloth diapers make it easier to see when your child is wet, allowing you to change him sooner. (As an added benefit to this, cloth diapers usually lead to earlier potty training, too.) Cloth diapers also "breathe" better, which allows ammonia from the bacteria in urine to escape and air to circulate to your baby's skin.

How are disposable diapers comfortable? The superabsorbent gel in most disposable diapers gives your baby the feeling of being dry, making him comfortable even when he is wet.

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