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Real Diaper Association – Diaper Facts

Real cloth diaper facts. No drama, no spin. Just reliable studies on cloth diapers and the implications for your baby. 

 

Why choose cloth diapers?

Cloth diapers are soft against your baby’s skin. Cloth diapers are also free of the many chemicals contained in disposable diapers. Our common sense tells us that cloth diapers are the ultimate in recycling because they are used again and again, not entering a landfill until they are nothing but rags. Of course, most of us want more than just a common-sense approach. We want facts. Here are a few well-documented facts to help inform your choice.

  • Cloth diapers and the environment
  • Cloth diapers, dryness, and diaper rash
  • Cloth vs disposable diapers: cost
  • Diapers and health

For more, please refer here.

Chemicals in disposable nappies

From www.DrMomma.org, April 2011

Disposable diapers seem to be a necessity in today’s lifestyle of convenience and temporary items. Though they are commonly used, synthetic, single-use diapers often contain chemicals linked to long-term health conditions. A study published in the Archives of Environmental Health (1999) states that disposable diapers should be considered to be a factor that may cause or worsen childhood asthma and respiratory problems. The soft, sensitive skin of babies is also prone to rashes and allergic reactions due to the chemicals in disposable diapers.

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Nappy ‘Link to Infertility’

Scientists believe disposable nappies could be linked to both male infertility and testicular cancer.

Research carried out in Germany suggests that disposable nappies may have an adverse affect on the development of a boy's reproductive system.

For more, please refer here.

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