Reasons why people don't cloth diaper, followed by my response, of course:)
Daycares won’t take them
Some will take them with a little persuasion, mine did. The Read Diaper Industry Association is working to provide guidance to parents looking for daycares who accept their cloth diapers, and educating daycare providers about reusable diapers. There is a proposal in the Real Diaper Industry Association to organize a volunteer-driven project that will make a real difference to a lot of families.
They take too long to clean
It literally takes about 30 seconds to throw a load of diapers in the machine.
They cost too much initially
While that can be true, the average ba
They smell bad
LolliDoo™ diapers do not have polyurethane laminate, commonly known as PUL. As a result they do not hold in odors as other cloth diapers do.
One mom said, “
Poop in the washer - Patrick thought that they would ruin the washing machine and the bacterium from the ba
The washing machine will not leave residues of ba
People think they needs pins
LolliDoo™ diapers are all fastened with stainless steel snaps – absolutely no pins.
My husband won't be able to do it and if anyone watches my ba
If your husband can use a disposable diaper then he can use a LolliDoo™, they are so simple that even teenage ba
The water to wash is just as bad as the waste of sposies
Actually washing your diapers 2-3 times per week uses the same amount of water as someone flushing the toilet 5-6 times a day. The manufacture and use of disposable diapers amounts to 2.3 times more water wasted than cloth.
Armstrong, Liz and Adrienne Scott Whitewash: Exposing the Health and Environmental Dangers of Women's Sanitary Products and Disposable Diapers, What You Can Do About It. 1993. HarperCollins.
All the options are too confusing
Let me try to make it simple:
LolliDoo™ Recycled Outties™ are a modern version of the old plastic pants.
LolliDoo™ Organic Innies™ are diapers that go inside an Outtie™.
Organic Fitted Innies™ are like the old diapers that you used to pin – we updated them with snaps.
Organic Flat Innies™ are flat diapers that can be folded in a myriad of ways inside of an Outtie™.
Organic Absorbency Innies™ can be used with an Outtie™ (if the ba
LolliDoo™ eco-pockets™ are a handy diaper commonly referred to as a “pocket diaper”. This means that the water proof outer layer is sewn to the skin layer with an opening at the top – forming a pocket. Most babies will need an Organic Absorbency Innie™ stuffed in the pocket for added wetness protection.
It's to much extra work.
It may seem like it, but we disagree. Instead of throwing a soiled diaper into the trash you throw it into a pail. The additional washing is minimal – I would wager that an average person spends less then a half an hour a week washing diapers.
The time it takes to strip them and sun them and stuff them and fold them
We certainly encourage you to line dry your LolliDoo™ diapers to reduce your carbon footprint, BUT it’s not required. There is rarely, if ever, a need to strip LolliDoo™ diapers. If you choose to fold them, then yes there is that extra time.
The utter grossness of washing ba
Newborn poop doesn’t need to be washed off- just throw it in the wash poop and all. While more solid poo does need to be dumped into the toilet, it doesn’t need dunking. This is exactly the same as disposable diapers – it is illegal to put human feces in the landfill.
The extra time investment as opposed to grabbing a box of disposables while out shopping and tossing it away when you're done with it.
I wholeheartedly disagree. How convenient is it to run out of disposable diapers and have to run to the store in the middle of the night?
I don't have a washer so my cloth ends up making my hall way smell like poo
Try using a pail with a lid. Sprinkle baking soda on the diapers. I am assuming there aren’t LolliDoo™ diapers that are stinky.
When I lived in the
Ok let’s do some laundry calculations using the average of 3 loads a week:
Detergent - $1.43/load x 3 = $4.29/week
Washing -$3/load x 3 = $9/week
Disposable diapers cost anywhere from .21 -.44 cents each. For arguments sake, we’ll go with the .21 cent figure.
If an average ba
Washing diapers at a Laundromat - $13.29/week
Using disposable diapers - $12.76
Close call folks…
As far as laundromats are concerned - the temperature & volume of water cleans the machine.
Once they are wet they are wet. Nothing to keep the ba
LolliDoo™ diapers wick moisture away from ba
The most common reason for diaper rash is excessive moisture against the skin.19
Newborns should be changed every hour and older babies every 3-4 hours, no matter what kind of diaper they are wearing.20
At least half of all babies will exhibit rash at least once during their diapering years.20
Diaper rash was almost unheard of before the use of rubber or plastic pants in the 1940s.21
There is no significant difference between cloth and disposables when it comes to diaper rash.22
There are many reasons for rash, such as food allergies, yeast infections, skin sensitivity, chafing, and chemical irritation. Diaper rash can result from the introduction of new foods in older babies. Some foods raise the frequency of bowel movements which also can irritate. Changes in a breastfeeding mother's diet may alter the ba
19 Boiko, S. 1997. Diapers and diaper rashes. February 1, 1997. Dermatology Nursing.
20 Shin, H.T. 2005. Diaper dermatitis that does not quit. Dermatologic Therapy, 18: 124-135.
21 Weiner, F. 1979. The relationship of diapers to diaper rashes in the one-month-old infant. The Journal of Pediatrics, 95: 422-424.
22 Stein, H. 1982. Incidence of diaper rash when using cloth and disposable diapers The Journal of Pediatrics, 101: 721-723.
It’s easier for older babies to get off; you can’t duct tape a cloth closed like you can a sposie.
That’s true, you can’t duct tape fabric, however, LolliDoo™ diapers now have new stainless steel snaps that stay closed. I’m not saying it’s impossible for a ba
My kids always poop right out of them, because they leak.
The only reason that your LolliDoo™ diaper will leak is due to improper sizing. Since our eco-fleece™ is super-stretchy you can pull it snug. Make sure the elastic cinch sizing is as small as possible for your ba
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