Some say using newborn cloth diapers are just not worth it due to how quickly newborns grow out of their diapers. I have also read opinions that newborn cloth diapering is too much work, especially since you are exhausted.
I couldn’t disagree more.
Newborn Cloth Diapers 101, For Beginners
Cloth diapers are just as easy as disposables. I tried both disposables and cloth. I preferred the cloth diapers. Let’s take a look at some cons and pros of using newborn cloth diapers:
– A wet diaper is not as apparent as a disposable “blue line” to count the wet diapers needed in a day.
– Cloth diapers need to be washed.
– Changing takes a few seconds longer.
– Less smell when baby pooed.
– Little to no diaper rashes (Motherlove cloth diaper safe diaper balm is AH-MAZING!).
– Softer, more comfortable feel.
– Cost effective and can be used again for your next children.
– No build up of a giant pile of stinky disposable diapers that have to be dumped. (Our cloth diaper pail doesn’t stink! Use Planetwise diaper pail liners + a good sized “breathable” trashcan with a pivoting lid like this awesome Hefty one we have from Target.)
– As much as cloth diapers cost (which is far less than disposables), it isn’t nearly as much as the cost of adding disposable diapers as a nation. Disposable diapers alone add 7.6 billion pounds of garbage each year, are the 3rd largest consumer item in landfills, and represent 30% of non-biodegradable waste.