If you are a first-time mom, then you will be surprised to know that you will be changing around 5000 nappies until your baby becomes around two and a half years old. Yes, it is that surprising, but it is true. Now, you must be in a dilemma that you should use a disposable nappy or the reusable one. Each type has its pros and cons. We will discuss both one by one.
There are many advantages of disposable nappies. You do not have to wash them. There are no dirty nappies to store for washing. There is no bad odor. In terms of such types of advantages, disposable nappies are on the top of the list. It is way too much easy to put them on and to take them off as compared to the cloth nappies. Disposable nappies are more absorbent; they make your baby feel dry for a long time. They give an excellent fit and hence, reduce the risk of leaking. They are less likely to give a nappy rash. However, there are some disadvantages associated with them too. The first and big disadvantage is that there is extreme dryness after soaking a lot of urine too, which can result in a nappy rash because due to the dryness, we are less likely to change the nappy. You cannot guess about the urinary output and hence until the nappy is wet, you do not change it. Another important point is that if the baby feels so happy and dry in the nappy, it would be difficult to toilet train him. These disposable nappies are expensive too and considering the fact that you have to change so many nappies; it might affect you monetarily, or the budget you have set for the initial expenditure on your baby.
Reusable nappies or the cloth nappies, on the other hand, have their own advantages and disadvantages. The first disadvantage is that you have to change the nappy so many times in the night as well, as the baby will not sleep if he is wet. The cloth nappies do not give a proper fit, and hence you should be ready for the leaks and odor. The leakage can also result in the soiling of other clothes and may be the baby's legs, and it requires a bath and a change of clothes again. As you have to use the nappies again, it will result in a lot of laundries to do. If you choose a nappy service, no doubt they will deliver the clean and dry nappies at your home, but the charges of this service are a lot more than the disposable nappies. It is better to use the disposable diapers instead. However, if you launder the reusable nappies yourself, then it is very much cost effective. The advantages of using cloth nappies are very good. The cloth allows the air to circulate around the baby's buttocks and hence there is no chance of a nappy rash. The baby will feel comfortable and there will not be any irritation. You will get to know immediately that he is wet, and you can change it, resulting in no nappy rash.
What type of nappy you should use for your baby is completely your choice. You should check that in which nappy your baby is comfortable? It is your personal choice, and a few hit and trial will solve the riddle. Considering your budget and your baby's preference, you can select the one.
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