The Facts About Organic Cloth Diapers

Organic cloth diapers, especially those made of cotton, are gaining the favor of parents.

Many reasons are attributed to such a positive change of heart from the conventional disposable diapers, which have exacted more than its fair share of costs on Mother Earth and mothers. But of course, the reasons must be based on verifiable facts as discussed in this article.

The foremost reason for switching to organic cloth diapers is to protect the health of babies. Studies have shown that disposable diapers have tributyl-tin (TBT), dioxin and sodium polyacrylate, all of which have adverse side effects. Dioxin is banned in most countries because of its extremely toxic carcinogenic property while TBT causes hormonal problems and sodium polyacrylate increases the risk for toxic shock syndrome.

Infant boys are also at high risk for impaired spermatogenesis with the use of disposable diapers. This is because disposable diapers increase scrotal temperature with their prolonged use, thus, partially blunting or completely abolishing the physiological testicular cooling system present even in infants. It must be emphasized, however, that there is no clear connection between disposable diaper use and skin rashes and dryness.

Another reason for the organic cloth diaper switch is its environmental value. On one hand, disposable diapers require more natural resources to manufacture than organic cloth diapers. On the other hand, the disposal costs of disposable diapers exact significant toll on the environment considering that these are not recyclable and, thus, end up on the landfills to pollute the earth.

The financial costs of disposable diapers are greater than those required for organic cloth diapers. On average, approximately $1,500 worth of disposable diapers will be spent on a single baby for 2 years while cotton diapers will only cost one-tenth of the amount.

With these facts, you can make the decision to switch to organic cloth diapers.

You are doing yourself, your children and your environment a great favor by choosing organic cloth diapers.

May 3rd, 2010 | Comments Off on The Facts About Organic Cloth Diapers

Organic Cloth Baby Wipes: Are They a Hassle?

organic cloth baby wipesWhy should you use organic cloth baby wipes?

So, you have chosen to use organic cotton or hemp cloth diapers on your baby. Your next question will center on the use of disposable and cloth baby wipes to clean up after your baby’s pee and especially poop.

Well, we say why stop with the cloth diapers when you can also use organic cloth baby wipes?

Just like with the switch from disposable diapers to cloth nappies, the decision to use cloth wipes is based on the many benefits of the latter. These benefits include:

• Lower financial costs since cloth wipes can be reused again and again after proper cleaning. Now, contrast that with buying cans and cans of disposable wipes that can make a big dent on the budget.
• Lesser inconveniences as cloth wipes are always available for use and it is not necessary to make a trip to the garbage can every so often.
• Disposable wipes are not as effective at cleaning pee and poop as cloth wipes. Plus, it can be messy since poop can penetrate through the thin material of disposable wipes.
• The environment will benefit more from organic cloth baby wipes since lesser number of disposable wipes is getting dumped on landfills and flushed down toilets.
• Baby’s skin is more protected since organic cloth baby wipes have little to no chemicals in them.

So, are organic cloth baby wipes a hassle?

The answer is definitely not considering all of the above -entioned benefits. Yes, your laundry load will be added with the cloth wipes but since these are small cloths, you will hardly notice the increase.

organic cloth baby wipesmay seem too expensive for many parents. It is better to use baby wash cloths instead since these are more affordable, easier to clean and friendlier on the conscience should you choose to throw them away after so many uses. But overall, organic cloth baby wipes are the best companion for organic cloth diapers.

April 5th, 2010 | Comments Off on Organic Cloth Baby Wipes: Are They a Hassle?

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