Updated: Jan 26
Parents may choose cloth diapers to avoid harmful skin irritations to the baby. Irritants happen because your child is exposed to the chemicals from regular diapers. Using cloth diapers can be a convenient alternative to regular disposable diapers from Huggies, Pampers, and Luvs. Others may have concerns about the amount of waste added to landfills as they race through diapers by the box and spend hundreds of dollars each month.
La Flor Is Eco-Friendly
Cloth diapers are a popular choice for many parents. If you are looking for convenience without affecting the environment, reach out to our team. You can request a custom diaper cake from La Flor that contains all cloth diapers if you wish. Put your guilt aside and help the environment by eliminating the use of disposable diapers. The waterproof shell helps with less mess and the inserts optimize absorption.
A disposable diaper is not biodegradable. Can you believe that babies will go through more than 6,000 disposable diapers before they are potty trained? That is lots of diapers ending up in waste. We love that cloth diapers are reusable and don’t end up in a landfill.
Some people might not like the idea of laundering diapers, but it is not as complicated or nasty as you initially imagined. Real Diaper Association has shared a comprehensive overview to guide us in what to expect. First, any solid waste collected in the cloth diaper can be put into the toilet. Hemp and cotton diapers can be rinsed out with water to begin. When you are choosing a detergent, make sure that it is is fragrance-free, color-free, and without any fabric softeners or optical brighteners. An extra rinse cycle is helpful because it ensures that heavier material diapers such as cotton or hemp are properly rinsed, and that no residue is left behind.
Breastfed- Water-Soluble Waste
If you have an exclusively breastfed baby, his/her waste is completely water-soluble and can thus be removed during the initial rinse cycle.
As your washing machine washes, spins, agitates, and rinses, anything dirty is lifted and drained out. The soaking time and length of cleaning cycles affects cleaning too. We recommend using hot water because the higher temperatures kill the bacteria and actually help other components work more efficiently. Start with either a warm rinse cycle or cold soak. Washing in the machine with hot water helps remove stains easily with the help of detergent. Plus, it also kills any harmful organisms. Which will you choose? Does one way work better for you than others?
Extending Cloth Diaper Life
Many parents that use cloth diapers for their child opt to hang dry the diapers. If using a dryer, try to use the lowest temperature setting. This will optimize the life of the diapers. Using too high of heat settings and excessive heat in the dryer damages the integrity of the material.
We think that the extra washing is totally worth it! How about you?
Saving Money With This Lifestyle Decision
Check out why Bridget is happy with her decision to use cloth diapers for both of her children.