Using Disposables is easier than using cloth
Using cloth nappies is harder than using disposable's. Well yes, but let's put that into perspective :
-Ordering a takeaway is easier than cooking.
-Having a cleaner is easier than cleaning.
We do these things time to time to make our life a little simpler, but there are very few people I know who would eat takeaway every night, and who wouldn't lift a finger around the house.
I think the misconception comes around how much extra work it is. For us, we began with a few cloth nappies, and slowly built our stash until we had enough to cloth full time. Our washing routine, with using cloth full time is around every 2-3 days, or two washes a week.
I know I am one of these people who puts off these mundane chores for belief that they are harder work than they actually are, but in reality how much time of your day does it take to do a wash? Around a minute to fill and turn on the machine, around 5 minutes to sort and hang, and then another 5 to put it away.
The process of a nappy change is exactly the same as a disposable, you just place your dirty nappy into a wetbag or pail instead of bin. If you're squeamish around poo you can use disposable liners so there is no poop handling.
The most time consuming experience is working out what works best for you, but it's retail therapy. It's not a job to find stressful, and when times are stressful, use disposables.
I guess the question at the end of the day is: are you willing to do a little extra in your day to be a little kinder to the environment? In a world that is ridden with landfill and plastic waste, even replacing a couple of dispoables a day with cloth nappies could save almost 1000 nappies from landfill over the first 2-3 years of babies life.
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