The Case For Disposable Diapers: Eco-friendly Diapers Do Exist!
Think about how much of your baby’s life is spent in a diaper. We understand fully that cloth diapering, whether full-time or part-time, is not always feasible for every mama, no matter how much she would like it to be. Whether it’s career obligation, financial investment, convenience, daycare requirements, or family participation, we know that not every mama is cut out for cloth. No judging mamas, we promise.
But, when you’re using disposables, it’s imperative that you consider eco-friendly diapers for so many reasons. The most important reason you want to consider eco-friendly diapers is that they’re almost always better for your baby’s bum than a traditional/conventional disposable diaper. Aside from the adverse environmental impact that disposable diapers have, there are risks to your baby when wearing certain disposable diapers.
With many conventional and popular brands of disposables, there is risk of phthalate exposure. They’re used in the plastic, the glue, the dye…so many different parts of the diaper that your baby is exposed to. Phthalates can disrupt hormones, and endocrine function, so we’re particularly squeamish about them being so close to your baby’s genitals. When looking at eco-friendly diapers, you want to look at phthalate content for sure.