When it comes to raising healthy children and healthy life, we focus on food…
While nature-friendly food can stay on our fair food list, now it’s time for textiles and underwear.
While many organizations can meet the needs and demands of natural food, organic clothing is now an option that should be preferred.
Where to start?
The most sensitive points of newborn and growing babies are their skin.
Organic and naturally processed textile products should be preferred to preserve the fresh skin and purity of babies and take good care of them.
The first thing to mention here is that baby diapers, which occupy a big place in your child’s life until 2-3, are annoying for both children and you…
Some types of baby diapers harm your economy and the health of your children.
Millions of families buy diapers from the shelves without question containing carcinogens, phthalates, sodium polyacrylate, and poisonous aromatic odors.
These ingredients create unhealthy conditions for your child’s development, leading to reproductive disorders, respiratory tract disorders, and hormonal disorders in the long term.
A baby needs an average of 6-8 diapers a day. In this one year, approximately 3,000 diapers come into contact with your baby’s skin.
What you need to know about disposable diapers:
- 92% of disposable diapers end up in landfills. The time required for a discarded diaper to disappear is around 400-500 years.
- Diapers are also third in the list of the most consumed household waste. Baby diapers make up 30% of non-biodegradable garbage.
- In the production process of diapers, almost 2-3 times more water is consumed than the production of clothes.
- It provides 130 kilos of wood, 20 kilos of oil stocks, 10 kilos of chlorine for a baby’s annual need for diaper materials.
- The consequences of innocent diapers range from climate change to pollution of natural resources.
Don’t let disposable diapers be your must-have option. These baby care products that do more harm than good have an eco-friendly alternative: re-washable diapers made of organic cotton.
This alternative, the famous washable diapers used by our great-grandparents, contributes to your economy and your baby’s health.
The best things about washable diapers are the sustainable resource use, longevity, and nature-friendliness against fast-moving consumer goods.
Diapers made from organic cotton are a must for every newborn’s home.
Why Some Parents Prefer Baby Cloth Diapers?
Economical Option: Your child can use the washable diaper as much as he wants. If he has younger siblings, they can even use these washable diapers. What could be more economical?
Healthy Choice: Unlike disposable diapers, washable diapers have nothing to hide; they do not contain any questionable substance. They are usually made of cotton.
Easy To Use: Cloth diapers are practical and easy to use. Of course, you still need to adapt and learn to organize yourself in the early stages, but overall it is easy to put on and remove.
Ecological Option: Washable diapers are three times more ecological than disposable diapers, both in terms of production and use. Disposable diapers use a lot of energy. Cloth diapers do not pile up trash or clog drains. Also, some can be recycled.
Adjustable Fit: Washable diapers can be customized to the size and body shape of the child. Besides, they are available for different baby weight categories and ages from 0 months to 36 months.
Easy To Use and Wash: They are not a hassle as you think. Once you get it the first time, it becomes easy. For cleaning, you need to have a wet bag to place the dirty one inside until rinsing and washing.
Written By: Dema JS
Founder of newbabysmell.com and a mother of two little kids. Dema had her MBA from St. John’s University- NYC in dual concentrations: Executive Management and Marketing Management.