Three Reasons to Dress Your Baby in Reusable Diapers
are the days when mothers had to solve the problem of diapers from
dried moss like Nenets or with the help of gauze and kulechkov as our
great-grandmothers. And although the vast majority of Ukrainians now use well-known
"diapers", every year more and more fashionable reusable diapers.
First of all, I'll explain what reusable diapers are. As a rule, they consist of diapers-panties and loose leaves. Each manufacturer has his own kind of diaper, the type of his material and liner. There are diapers as for 100% of cotton, and from several types of fabric with an upper waterproof layer of plashevki. It is envisaged that it is regularly necessary to change the liner in the diaper. The reusable panties themselves can be changed much less frequently, only a few times a day as they get wet (manufacturers focus on 2-8 pieces per day).
Reusable diapers are eco-friendly
"In the future, mankind is at risk of being buried under tons of garbage" - I heard this quote not from adherents of ecological existence and not in the Pixarovski cartoon "Voll-i", but from the lips of an ordinary student of the chemical faculty of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute. Used disposable diapers - without exaggeration threaten our planet.
One disposable diaper, depending on the size, turns into a garbage volume of approximately 0.5-0.8 liters, an average of 0.65 liters. Imagine that for two years you use 5,840 diapers (8 pieces per day). As a result, the garbage on the planet will be replenished with 3,796 liters.
And this if you do not remember that disposable diapers do not decompose - they can not even be burned anywhere outside the city. In the US, for example, diapers They deliver in separate packages to services that collect garbage, and their disposal is paid.
Reusable diapers are economical
Even the most expensive diaper changing system from organic cotton (Disana), to which you need to regularly buy new panties, depending on the weight of the baby, will cost you less than disposable diapers for the duration of their use. According to the calculations of the manufacturers of swaddling system, disposable diapers will cost more than 2 times more expensive: 1128 euros against 497 euros for two years (including spending on water and electricity for washing diapers and creams from diaper rash).
In general, one reusable diaper will cost you about 100 to 200 hryvnia. At the same time, manufacturers assure that you will have an average of 5-8 pieces per day (depending on the type and subtleties of use).
Mom kids who want to save even more can take initially diapers, designed for several sizes at once - which can be reduced with special fasteners (for example, Kulababy). Other mothers do not buy branded liners in diapers, but use diapers or gauze that regularly change.
Finally, the most weighty argument in favor of saving - in quality reusable diapers can be grown not just one baby, but at least two or three.
Reusable diapers are not harmful
Disposable diapers consist of substances, a list of which can shock any mother. If dioxins and styrene are known to almost everyone as a poison and a carcinogen, then the harm of crystalline sodium polyacrylate (toxic adsorbent), dimethylbenzene (has a neurotoxic effect, harms the respiratory organs and harms the endocrine system) and TBT (disrupts the production of sex hormones and immunity). search information. For example, there is information that 5 diapers per day "provide" the child with the amount of TBT, 3.6 times the permissible norm established by the VOZ.
The majority of reusable diapers consist of natural fabrics, often organic cotton, also come from such materials as baize, microfiber, hemp, bamboo, silk, wool.
On the other merits of reusable diapers it is better to ask people who have raised several children in them - they will tell the best if they are really as good as they seem. In addition, they can confirm or deny other statements - for example, that after disposable diapers, children are better accustomed to the pot, etc.
Disadvantages of reusable diapers
Reusable diapers and swaddling systems have their drawbacks. For example, some mothers complain that the tissue absorbs worse than the synthetic gel, so the child has diaper rash, especially after six months, when introducing lure and stool become more caustic. To solve this problem, the manufacturers of the changing system are offered special liners made of buret silk, which remove irritation. This fabric is simply superimposed over the main liner. Another possible way out is to stock up on diapers and change them as often as possible.
Another drawback is that certain types of diapers may not be suitable for some babies. For example, diapers that breathe, but do not have a top waterproof layer. "I bought a natural diaper system in the summer, when my baby,