Disposable Diapers vs Reusable Diapers?

Whether you are team disposable or team washable, both sides can agree that the quicker and easier, the better. Personal preference, recurring costs, and waste consciousness all factor into your decision, but what doesn’t change is the need for a solution to avoid moisture to build up in the diaper and create irritation. Here are some reasons why parents choose one over the other! 

Washable cloth diapers vs disposable diapers

Disposable Diapers 

The ease and convenience of being able to throw away dirty diapers is a major selling point for many parents. That alongside the seemingly unlimited choices of brands and styles easily available make it a viable choice for families. Not all disposable diapers are made alike (material, fragrance, shape) so it might take some trial and error to find the one brand and model that works for you and your little one. The average cost of using disposable diapers and the amount of waste can be a drawback as the recurring cost of purchasing diapers and environmental effects are significantly more expensive than the alternative. 

Disposable diaper without diaper rash

Reusable Diapers (aka Cloth Diaper)

Parents typically choose this option for many reasons including the environmental effects, cost, style and preference of materials. As the name states, reusable diapers can lower expenses significantly and allow for a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. One drawback of this style of diaper is the more in-depth cleaning process required when changing diapers, as well as the increased use of water and electricity to constantly be cleaning the cloth diapers. Cloth diapers come in various styles and levels of complexity so finding the right brand and model will also require some experimentation (and subscriptions to one of the many amazing Cloth Diaper groups online). 

Cloth diaper without diaper rash

Regardless of whether you prefer disposable or reusable diapers, one common step in changing that diaper will be to clean the skin and protect it against irritation. Irritated skin is a common problem and finding a good solution is crucial to your baby being happy and comfortable. La Petite Creme has a variety of organic products that help clean up during diaper changes and prevent irritated skin. Natural ingredients such as organic olive oil, organic beeswax, water, glycerin, vitamin E, and limestone, make up the hydrating and moisturizing ointment that your baby needs. La Petite Creme is made in the USA and can be purchased on our online store! 


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