DISPOSABLE DIAPERS Advantages and Disadvantages
- They’re convenient and a cinch to change, due to the strips attached to the rear panel that fasten in front. choose a size based on your baby’s weight and age for best match.
- Traveling is easier, too, as a result of you'll simply toss dirty diapers without having to cart them back home.
- What’s more, you’ll be changing fewer diapers on a daily basis since disposable baby diapers are ultra-absorbent, have an inner liner that keeps wetness away from the skin, and don’t tend to leak.
- They also might result in fewer diaper rashes because they are so good at absorbing moisture, one of the triggers.
- Though there are no studies that show that the chemicals (like dioxin), dyes and gels used in disposables cause harm, some parents may well be suspicious of all that stuff next to their baby’s bottom — and some babies can have an allergy to these types of diapers, which can mean more diaper rash.
- Another con: If you pull too hard, the tabs on some disposables will simply rip (and inevitably it’ll happen once you’re on the run and have just one diaper left!).
- Also, disposable baby diapers aren’t the greenest way to manage your baby’s poop — disposables account for 3.4 million tons of landfill waste per year and don’t decompose (since very little breaks down in a landfill, biodegradable or not). If you are up to flushing some of the contents down the toilet first (especially once your baby starts solids and also the bowel movements are more formed), you'll considerably reduce that waste.
- The ultra-absorbency in disposables may also create potty training harder: as a result of toddlers are less likely to feel wet and uncomfortable, they don’t have much desire (or interest) to say bye-bye to diapers.
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