Cloth Diapers, is a word that is not yet popular as baby diapers among parents because most babies in Indonesia using disposable diapers. But do you know the advantages of using cloth diapers and how dangerous the disposable diapers are?
In the following I will explain about cloth diapers and the DANGER of disposable diapers.
WHAT IS CLOTH DIAPERS?
The term Cloth diaper or what is now better known as CLODY is a modern cloth diaper that is currently a trend among parents. As for the reasons they use Clody, there are various, there are those who only follow current TRENDs, there are also those who prefer the economy of using Clody. There are also those who understand more and understand that the use of this clody is more for SAFETY..HEALTHY…
For your beloved baby. It is necessary to know that the use of disposable diapers or so-called DISPOSABLE diapers is very dangerous for your beloved baby because the long-term effects can cause cancer, autism, etc. Meanwhile, the short-term effect of using the disposable product is to cause the baby’s skin to turn red or commonly known as diaper rash.
If the baby has a skin rash, the skin will be red, the blisters will make the baby uncomfortable and will cry in pain. And this disposable diaper waste has been difficult to decompose for 500 years… Wooow…… it’s really terrible, if the garbage was to build up, what would our beloved earth be like?
For that, come on Mom……Dad…… Switch to using this Clody product, because it is safe from dioxins, furans, and chemical gels as well as economical and environmentally friendly.
Cloth diapers vs disposable diapers
Cloth diapers use 100% natural fabrics, and do not contain gels or dioxins as bleaching agents which are harmful chemicals. Your little one’s skin doesn’t come in direct contact with plastic materials, so it won’t cause irritation or rashes on the skin.
Child Development Syndrome Due to Diapers
Children who wear cloth diapers tend to learn to pee in the bathroom more quickly, because the cloth’s ability to retain water is limited which causes the child to feel wet and uncomfortable. Because of the ability of disposable diapers to remove wetness on surfaces, children will not even notice they have peed, and this delays their practice of peeing in the bathroom by up to six months.
The main causes of rashes are allergies to chemicals, lack of air, higher temperatures because the plastic retains heat from the body, and babies may whine less because they feel dry when wet.
For example, let’s say your little one wears disposable diapers until they are toddlers. The average price of disposable diapers is IDR 2,000/pc. If Mommy uses 3,000 disposable diapers within 3 years, the total cost that Mommy spends is 3,000 x IDR 2,000 = IDR 6,000,000 for one child. If Mommy uses cloth diapers continuously for 24 hours, it will take about 2-3 dozen cloth diapers at a cost of approximately IDR 75,500/set. The total costs incurred are 36 x IDR 75,500 = IDR 2,718,000. Mommy can save almost 65% !!, and can still be saved to be used again when his brother/sister is born later =)
According to a survey, the average baby needs 7000 disposable diapers from birth to potty training (about 2 – 2.5 years).
The price of disposable diapers varies from cheap to expensive, Mommy is certainly looking for good disposable diapers, right? Let’s assume 1 disposable diaper = IDR 1,600,-
How much does Mommy have to spend for 1 child? IDR 11,200,000,- …………!!!
Plus the cost of buying cream to treat diaper rash.
All the money spent ends up being garbage that will only decompose in 500 years!!!
The assumption based on the economic side of using disposable diaper products is that if one day we use disposable diaper products, throw them away at a price of 2000 x 3 = IDR 6000 (usually 3-4 times a day). Then multiplied for one month 6000 x 30 = IDR 180,000 x 12 (a year) = IDR 2,160,000. So the amount of money that we have spent for this disposable in a year is IDR 2,160,000, it’s really not a small amount, isn’t it??… Without us realizing this, this is a WASTE..!!!. Not to mention we’ve been wearing it for years.
Now we assume that the Clody that I use here is Willy Cloth Diaper by using super absorbent for @ 60,000 x 6 = IDR 360,000 this amount is enough…. Wow… It turns out that the difference is really big… By using Clody, it turns out that we can save more money, and we can use this money to buy baby food, milk, or savings. With only an initial investment of IDR 360,000 for the use of this Clody, it can be up to 2 years or more.
How many modern diapers (cloth diapers) does a baby need?
If you are using One Size Cloth Diaper, 15 pieces of One Size Cloth Diaper and 30 or 35 inserts (absorbent material) are sufficient for full-time use until potty training (up to age 2 – 2, 5 years or about 16 kg). Even including laundry soap, water and electricity, Mommy can save half!
And… can be ‘inherited’. Try to count, how much can Mommy save for 2 children? 3 people? etc…
At first glance like expensive, to buy that much. But from our experience, children who are accustomed to full cloth diapers will practice toilet training much faster and will become accustomed to holding their pee and poop well when they start to walk. In our experience, it occurs at about 1.5 years of age on average. So in the end it’s still savings.
During the first 2 or 3 years of life, an infant uses approximately 6,000 diapers, which creates the equivalent of 2 tons of waste. In developed countries, people throw away 1.7 billion disposable diapers every year. This waste is equivalent to 2.5% of all household waste that goes to the Final Disposal Site.
When the dirty diapers are in the landfill, they are highly toxic. With a mixture of plastic, paper and human waste, diapers turn into a vehicle for disease breeding. The diaper waste absorbs a lot of water (because that’s what it’s designed for), and the material stays in the soil for years. In landfills where the composting conditions are less than ideal, single-use diapers can last up to 500 years before they finally break down!!!
However, a number of parents who use pants diapers emphasize that it does not add to their work because with young children, they always have a lot of dirty clothes to wash. They also claim that the habit of constantly shopping for disposable diapers and picking up piles of trash every weekend is also a job in itself that is no less difficult.
Hopefully this fact can raise the awareness of many parents to quickly switch to using cloth diapers. For the sake of creating a clean and comfortable environment and paying more attention to the earth on which we stand.