Partners & Parents

Disposable Vs. Cloth Diapers - A Simple Guide

26 August, 2018 | DD Staff
  • Disposable Vs. Cloth Diapers - A Simple Guide

Now that you've read our quick guide on how to change a diaper let's talk about disposable vs. cloth diapers. Similar to the use of pacifiers, the decision of what type of diaper to use for your baby is quite confusing and the subject, polarizing.

Everyone has an opinion and is on edge, ready to defend their thoughts and views.

It is important to note that diapering has come a long way and cloth diapers aren’t what they used to be. But, an argument can be made in favor of both. It’s important for parents to consider what works best for their baby, themselves, their lifestyle and not focus on opinions.

When taking the decision, don’t forget to consider the environmental impact and equally, the costs involved.

At Daddy’s Digest, we have curated a short, easy to absorb (no pun intended) outline of the pros and cons giving every to-be father just enough information to help their partners take an informed decision.

Disposable Diapers:


  • Convenient and easy to dispose.
  • Breathable and absorbent.
  • Multiple size options.


  • Expensive.
  • Harsh on the environment.
  • Chemicals likely to cause irritation to your baby.

Cloth Diapers:


  • Cost efficient.
  • Eco-friendly and reusable.
  • Gentle on baby’s skin.


  • Less absorbent so more changes become necessary.
  • Require daily washing/cleaning.
  • Inconvenient.

It is important to always consult with a qualified medical professional or childcare expert when taking important decisions regarding your child and their health.

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