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Cloth diapers, which are commonly known as cotton diapers, can be a scary (and maybe gross) thought for any new parent. Since cotton diapers are reusable and need to be washed, most people think they create more of a hassle at home. Because of this, most parents stick to the traditional disposable diapers for their little ones. Yet, a lot of moms and dads are starting to make the switch to cotton diapers, and for good reason.  


Let’s take a look at some of the most compelling reasons for you to make the switch, too!



Saving money with little ones can be tough. Anyone who uses traditional disposable diapers knows that they can cost an arm and a leg. And, it may seem as though you’re making a diaper run to the store every other day. Since cotton diapers are reusable, this means you won’t have to buy new ones as often. Although you will have to put down an initial investment on the cotton diapers, as you continue to use them, the more you save!  


More Sustainable

Using disposable diapers creates a lot of unnecessary waste. Sadly, about 25 billion diapers end up in landfills each year. Shocking, we know. Many moms and dads are practicing more sustainable living to make the world a better place for their little ones to grow up in. Switching to reusable cotton diapers is one way to get started. If you would like to learn more about ways you can become an eco-friendly parent, visit our latest blog post.


Free from Toxins

As we know, many common baby products are made with ingredients that can harm our little ones, and diapers are no exception. Reusable diapers contain a long list of unsafe toxins including fragrances, dyes, phthalates, and dioxins. By switching to reusable natural cotton diapers, you can avoid the harmful chemicals in disposable diapers and the effect the toxins may have on their little bodies.


Better for Baby

We all want the best for our little ones, what goes on their bottoms included! Natural cotton diapers are so much better for their skin than disposable ones. Since reusable diapers are made with pure organic cotton, this comes with a lot of benefits for baby. Cotton diapers are super light and breathable, making them more comfortable. And, like we mentioned above, cotton diapers don’t contain any nasty chemicals. This means there is less of a chance for diaper rash and irritation.  


Easier to Potty Train

Potty training your kids is hard enough as it is. You’ll be glad to hear that using cotton diapers can make the process a little easier for you and your little ones! With cloth diapers, children can immediately feel if they are wet. This causes them to associate the sensation of wetness with an uncomfortable feeling. Rather than experiencing this discomfort, your little one will want to use the bathroom instead!


Save Space

It probably seems as if you have baby stuff in every nook and cranny of your house. Luckily, using reusable diapers for babies is one way to reduce this! Since it is recommended that you have about 20 cotton diapers on hand, you won’t have boxes of disposable diapers in every open space. Plus, they aren’t as puffy as disposables ones, making them easy to compress into storage containers – or diaper bags when you’re on the go.



As you can see, reusable diapers benefit you, your little ones and the planet as well! So, we think a little extra cleaning is definitely worth it.


If you would like to learn more about other products that are better for your baby and environment, take a look at some of the organic products My Little North Star has to offer.

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