Why Switching to Cloth Diapers May be a Better Choice for Your Family

Raise your hand if you’ve noticed shortages from eggs, to medicine, to lumber.  Disposable Diapers were one of those resources that were lacking during the pandemic. And with limited resources, the aftermath usually results in higher costs once those products return to the shelves. This has left many parents scrambling to find a reliable source of diapers for their babies. While the shortage is certainly inconvenient, it also presents an opportunity for parents to consider alternatives that are often better than what was previously offered. Parents are considering cloth diapers!

Before you start listening to those doubters that say “it’s too hard” “Ew whatcha gonna do with the poop?” “It’s gonna smell”. Let us share the REAL story! Cloth diapers have come a LONG way in recent years and are just as convenient as disposable diapers. They come in a variety of styles, including all-in-ones, pocket diapers, and prefolds. Many of these styles have snaps or Velcro closures, making them easy to put on and take off. They’re convenient and they offer caregivers something more! The ability to shorten the time your baby is in them! (more on that in a bit)



One of the biggest benefits of cloth diapers is their minimal impact on the environment. Disposable diapers, even those “eco-friendly” varieties are not biodegradable if tossed in the trash; and can take hundreds of years to decompose in a landfill. Additionally, the production of disposable diapers requires the use of non-renewable resources and generates a significant amount of waste. Water, gas, oil, and plastic are used to make just one diaper. And then poof, it’s thrown away once your baby poops in it JUST ONCE! Cloth diapers, on the other hand, can be washed and used again and again, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Shorter Time in Diapers = Cost-Savings:

Another benefit of cloth diapers has to do with potty learning. Your toddler will need diapers for a much shorter time than throw away disposable diapers. Why is that? Well, it’s simple. In a cloth diaper, your baby will feel wet when they eliminate in their diaper. This is a good thing! Over time, they learn how their body works and eventually learn how to use the toilet early on. While the cost of hiring a diaper service to wash and deliver your diapers may be higher than disposables, the time your baby will be in diapers drastically reduces to 18 months or up to 2 years. That’s it! Say goodbye to diapers and hello to underwear much sooner. Oh and when your baby is ready to venture into the potty stage, we’ve got you! We’ll transition them to cloth pull ups as a complimentary upgrade to your service!

A Healthy Solution:

Cloth diapers can be better for your child’s health. Disposable diapers often contain chemicals like dioxines, ethylene benzene, poly acrylics, phthalates, etc. that can irritate a baby’s delicate skin. Cloth diapers, on the other hand, are made from natural fibers such as cotton and bamboo, which are gentle on a baby’s skin.

So How Does One Get Started?

The diaper shortage is certainly an inconvenience, but it also presents an opportunity for you to consider switching to cloth diapers and in turn offer a better solution for you and your baby. Cloth diapers come with so many benefits and getting started with Luludew means you have someone on your side to do the washing and delivering. Picture fresh diapers delivered to your door every week… Ah! Glorious!  So, next time you’re struggling to find disposable diapers in the store, remember that cloth diapers may be a better option for your family.

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