We were in the supermarket earlier and I was amazed at how many brands of disposable there were on the shelves.
When Sam and Alex were babies, we did not use disposable diapers 24/7 but only at night and when going out. Laundry was a hassle and we didn’t have househelp nor yayas but we managed. Speedy was even better with the washing machine than I was except when he fell asleep between washing cycles.
Why cloth diapers? Personally, I never really believed that disposable diapers kept baby “drier”. In this tropical climate, wrapping the kids in plastic — and the outer layer of all disposable diapers is plastic — prevents their skin from breathing naturally.
Second, do the germs and bacteria in the urine die as they get trapped in the diaper (even when they turn into jelly as diaper manufacturers claim) or do they stay alive waiting to victimize my children and give them urinary tract infection?
I know it’s a huge convenience for parents, but…