How Cloth Diapering Has Made a Comeback in the United States

Kavya Kothiyal
May 18, 2017 13:13 IST
New Update
Ritwika Roy Mutsuddi, baby girl names with e

Modern family, modern babies and modern lifestyle, this is what consists the modern-day world. With sophistication, comes new ways, and new methods and when it comes to caring for the babies, parents want only the latest and the best. More and more parents in the US, now consider the best way or rather the rational way, to cover their baby’s bottom with reusable cotton diapers. Sounds strange?


Yes, it is, but for these eco-friendly and cost-conscious parents, this is actually the best way to safeguard their babies’ health.

The reasonable reaction to a dirty diaper is simply getting rid of it as soon as possible. Dispose the diaper and live happily. Yes, this is the common sentiment of most of the parents, around the world. However, disposable diapers remain a multi-dollar business. Around 1.5 million disposable diapers were sold in 2005 in Canada alone. This is the information provided by a diaper industry consultant based in Mexico.

According to Environment Canada, “more than four million disposable diapers are discarded in Canada each day”.

Now, there has been a great change in the trend of maintaining a healthy and natural environment for the babies. The environmental philosophies and a desire for natural choices are encouraging parents to adopt and reconsider their traditional methods of keeping baby’s bottom clean.

Also Read: Urban Couples On How They Equally Share Parenting Duties



The most plausible impact of using these diapers is on the environment. The environmental reports show that users of home-laundered cloth diapers can reduce environmental impact up to 38 per cent through their laundering choices.


If we compare between the cloth diaper and disposable diapers, then the most hazardous effects are from the latter one. The waste from the cloth diaper is treated as sewage, while disposable diapers in landfills can prove to be a breeding ground for bacteria, fungus and viruses. The effluents generated during the manufacture of disposable diapers are even more harmful. If this kind of practice continues, then this might disturb the groundwater level and will further destroy the food chain and contaminate the water resources.


Disposable diapers are a recurring cost, throughout the first three years of your kid's life, therefore in the long run they are more expensive. As for the cloth diapers, it's a cost you pay only once.

There is also an explosion of growth in the cloth-diapering community in the US. Cotton, which is considered to be the easy and adjustable bottom wear for babies is now acceptable for parents in the US. Light, comfortable and easy wear is a one go through for new babies, which further reduces irritation and a baby lives happily throughout a day and even keep the mother satisfied.



Also Read: Babyproofing Tips: Getting Ready For Your Little Mover


#baby comfort #caring for babies #cost effective #Disposable Diapers and Cloth Diapers #environment friendly