Disposable diapers have been the norm for several decades now, but cloth diapers have been making a comeback in recent years. And with good reason, too. The cloth diapers of today aren’t what they used to be. Contemporary cloth diapers are easy to use, with Velcro fastenings and double-ply construction that prevents leaks. While families easily spend upwards of $50 a month on disposable diapers, the best cloth diapers can last for several years. Washing cloth diapers uses a relatively small amount of water and electricity, little enough that it’s unlikely to cause a noticeable increase in most household budgets. Unless you live in the desert, or an area that’s prone to frequent droughts, reusable cloth diapers are probably the better option. Cloth diapers are better for the environment, too, because disposables take up room in landfills. Even biodegradable diapers can take years to break down when not exposed to sunlight and air.
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