Eco-friendly practices have even reached the daily care of babies. Changing the little ones’ diapers on a daily basis has a huge environmental impact over the years. That’s why many moms – even famous moms – are sticking to cloth diapers! This custom that comes from our grandparents and mothers has been totally revamped, and today the cloth diapers are super modern and technological, with fabrics that are super stylish! Do you already know this novelty? We’ll tell you all about how they work!
Mônica Benini, married to musician Júnior Lima and mother of Otto, said in an interview that she is a fan of cloth diapers, since she follows a lifestyle based on sustainability, saving water at home, following a vegetarian diet and reducing the production of garbage as a result. In a video published on social networks, she refuted criticism of the use of cloth diapers, encouraging other mothers to experiment before judging her decision, highlighting the benefits of the accessory. In addition to the sustainable issue, Monica also states that cloth diapers are more pleasant to touch, which would be better for the newborn’s delicate skin.
Cloth nappies can be a viable alternative for babies who are allergic to conventional, disposable diapers. Skin irritation is called diaper dermatitis, and in some cases it can be super difficult to find a mark that does not give the little one an allergy.
Most models of cloth diapers are adjustable by means of buttons, which makes them fit all babies. The adaptation is done at the time of closing the diaper, just button the right size and it is ready. This is another benefit of this diaper model, so you don’t have to buy several different packs or program yourself for when your baby grows up.
How it absorbs
But how is she able to absorb the baby’s pee and poop? Doesn’t it leak? For that, diapers are made up of more than one “piece”. On the outside, they are printed and colored, made of a waterproof fabric that can vary according to the manufacturer. Inside, there is a kind of absorbent made of microfiber, capable of holding the pee without letting go.
This internal fabric is thicker, forming layers, and is super soft, no harm to the baby’s skin. Besides all this, it is also hypoallergenic, which is why the cloth diapers have fallen into the taste of baby moms with allergy to disposable diapers. Remember that each manufacturer has different specifications, but usually all cloth diapers are made with these similarities.
How to wash cloth diapers
To wash the diapers is super easy, and you don’t even have to soak them. You can choose to use a bucket of coconut water and soap, or machine wash them next to your baby’s clothes. In the second case, it is recommended to pre-wash them before adding them to the other clothes. Then, just add the equivalent of a tablespoon of soap suitable for baby clothes, wash and dry normally.
Reports of who uses
The journalist Graziela do Rosario, Valentina’s mother, told a little about her decision to use cloth diapers on the little one. She says that spending on disposable diapers was decisive in her choice to leave them aside. “During her pregnancy, she was very worried about disposable diaper costs because she didn’t want to make the diaper tea. That’s when I found a picture of a baby wearing the modern cloth diaper and I became interested. Apart from the economy, what delighted me most were the benefits for the baby. My daughter never had a roast!”
Valentina’s mother also says she was prejudiced about choosing cloth diapers. According to her, this happens because most people still don’t know the modern models, and right away they think about the diapers our grandparents used to wear, stuck with pins.
When it comes to sanitizing the piece, Graziela says the care is super simple. “I don’t have any work, I just put it in the washing machine. I have some disposable diapers at home, to use in case of “emergency”, but I use them very rarely. They dry fast and I only need to wash them every two or three days”, she explains.
She also says that cloth diapers can be allies of moms who are in the enjoyment phase! Good news for those who are already programming. This is because the baby starts to differentiate between dry and wet more clearly.
About the disadvantages, Graziela quotes only one: The volume that the diaper makes. “She (Valentina) lost more clothes in the beginning. But now I’m used to buying clothes with bigger numbers, so it’s not a problem for me”.
Where to find
To find the modern cloth diapers, you can search in online shops specialized in these diapers or in department stores. There are manufacturers in Brazil and many international options. To help you choose the best model, how about taking a look at videos of reviews? The moms who report their experiences can clarify everything!
So, Mom, are you interested in this super novelty? Tell us if you’d use the cloth diapers or not!
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