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Why All New Parents Should Use Reusable Diapers

It’s no secret that cloth diapers help save the environment, as more than 20 billion disposable diapers are used in the U.S. each year. Yes, that’s right…

…Which creates millions of tons of waste that ends up getting dumped in landfills. Yet some parents continue to be uncertain about using reusable diapers, with visions of old-school cloth rags and safety pins dancing in their heads. But cloth diapers have come a long way, baby … here are five reasons why new parents and their little ones benefit from reusable diapers.

#1 – They save money.

Baby can’t believe how many Benjamins his parents have saved with reusable diapers. Photo credit: Dreamstime

If saving, you know, THE WORLD isn’t enough to convince you to use reusable diapers, perhaps adding to your bottom line will. Although the first year will probably be a wash, given the upfront investment in reusable diapers, the second year is when families will reap those savings, up to $1000 per year. Cha-ching.

#2 – They save time.

Baby marvels at how much time his parents have saved with reusable diapers. Photo credit: Dreamstime

Think: no more making emergency runs to the store. No more clipping diaper coupons. No more dumping the Diaper Genie. And you’ll already be doing a ton of laundry, so no biggie to add some diapers to the mix.

#3 – They save your baby’s skin.

Just look at that cute, rash-free baby booty. Photo credit: Dreamstime

Unlike disposables, cloth diapers don’t contain chemicals that could irritate babies’ sensitive skin. Let’s hear it for rash-free baby booties!

#4 – They save you from dreaded blowouts.

A mom thanks her lucky stars that everything remained INSIDE the diaper. Photo credit: Dreamstime

There are many beautiful things about being a new parent — diaper blowouts is not one of them. Cloth diapers help you avoid dreaded blowouts and leaks with their superior absorbency and snug leg openings.

#5 – THEY ARE SO CUTE.

Perhaps most important of all, reusable diapers are ridiculously cute. Prints and snaps and softness… oh my! Just check out these sweet options from SimplyLiving Home:

Look at that baby — she knows she’s rocking the geometric print. This particular diaper bundle, which includes includes six unisex cloth diapers in various geometric patterns, six liners, 20 diaper sheets and a matching bag, is available for just $36.99 (on both the SimplyLife Home site and Amazon, where it’s a dollar more and offers the same shipping option).

This stylish baby is showing off one of the options in the SimpleBeing Outdoor Forest Print, which also comes in a six-diaper bundle and is available for $36.99. With more adorable prints to come…!

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