So, let’s not keep throwing things into our landfill when there are other alternatives.
Rashes… Sure, babies can still get rashes. They can be caused by any number of things like allergies, sitting in the diaper too long, or some other irritant. But, cloth diaper babies have far fewer rashes. I know this- for a fact. I’ve taken care of a LOT of babies (I’m a foster parent) and of all of them, only one had a rash- three times- the entire time I’ve cared for them. This is 5 years of babies coming and going and some of them staying a while. So why do disposables cause more rashes? I remember my chemistry class in college when we played around with Sodium PolyAcrylate (SPA). We had to wear gloves, and not just for lab safety (we weren’t required to usually). Those of us who got the stuff on our forearms got a rash. Why would a baby’s sensitive skin be any different? So, plastic on plastic stuffed with… plastic. No, thank you. Oh, and it’s toxic when ingested. You lock up your meds, or at least put them out of reach and with a child-proof cap. Why have a child WEAR poison?