Mar 27, 2014

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The Pros and Cons of Using Diapers

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Without the help of diapers, your life will be more complicated and miserable, don’t you think so? Good thing disposable diapers were invented but there are health issues underlying it. There are parents who do not consider disposable diapers to ensure the health of their babies. That is completely fine.

As a parent, the choice of diapers is crucial during infancy. If you alternate disposable diapers and cloth diapers, that would be fine too. Whatever you think is right for your baby and your lifestyle, you should consider that. But have you thought about the pros and cons of diapers? You should be familiar with the pros and cons of diapers so you will know how it affects your baby. Here are the pros and cons of disposable and cloth diapers:

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Pros of Disposable Diapers

Disposable diapers appeal to parents because it is convenient to use. You just take it off and throw it away without thinking of washing it. They are also easy to use by attaching strips. When you travel, disposable diapers will make it easier. More importantly, disposable diapers are designed to absorb  more so you will not change often.

Cons of Disposable Diapers

As mentioned earlier, there have been studies that show disposable diapers carry chemicals that may harm the skin of your baby. There are babies who might have allergic reactions. If you pull hard, your baby may be uncomfortable and if it is too loose, leaks are a possibility.

Pros of Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are soft for the skin of the baby. You can consider a flannel or cotton diapers. In cloth diapers, you will surely save more. The baby will less likely to experience diaper sashes since you always change the cloth when it is wet.

Cons of Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers is messy especially if you do not do something about it right away. The poop and the pee will disgust other parents. You also need to launder the cloth diapers unless you employ someone to do it for you. It means higher electricity and water bills too.

In Japan, there were Japanese researchers that are working on a disposable sensor that can be implanted in a diaper. The sensor will tell the carer if it needs changing or not without taking it off. This can be used by parents for their baby’s diapers or caregiver for their aging client. Japanese researchers are still perfecting the product before they will release it to the market.

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