“Disposable Diapers and Muslin Cloth Diapers: Your two best friends in child rearing”

“Disposable Diapers and Muslin Cloth Diapers: Your two best friends in child rearing” “Disposable Diapers and Muslin Cloth Diapers: Your two best friends in child rearing” “Disposable Diapers and Muslin Cloth Diapers: Your two best friends in child rearing”

Choosing diapers is one more detail that parents should care about because it is something we have to use every day. It is in direct contact with the baby’s skin. For new parents, the most popular diapers are Dispoable Diapers and Muslin Cloth Diapers , which are 'must-have items for baby' that every home should have as a tool in child rearing from birth to toddler age. We can choose diapers to suit different situations by considering the characteristics and limitations of each type of diapers.

Muslin Cloth Diaper


  • Lightweight, breathable fabric.
  • It is a versatile fabric that is adapted into diaper pants,  a shawl, a napkin, a handkerchief, a saliva cloth, a turban, a veil, or a bed linen, etc.
  • Light weight, easy to carry.
  • Inexpensive


  • The fabric is quite lightweight, so it does not absorb a lot of liquid when the cloth is worn as a diaper. When the cloth is wet, it must immediately be changed. If left unchecked, irritation, which is the main cause of diaper rash, may occur.
  • Muslin cloth diapers cannot absorb liquid. Therefore, if the baby pees or poops, they will become irritable and cry often. This can cause distress in the mother. 
  • Washing the cloth dirty with excrement takes more time and effort than normal laundry. The use of cloth diapers comes with this difficulty.
  • In the laundry process, if a detergent that is too concentrated is used, and not rinsed thoroughly, there may be negative effects. 
  • In case of rainy season, the cloth may not dry properly and retain dampness, causing fungus, as well as not having enough diapers for everyday usage.

Fit of Using Purposes

  • If used to absorb the excretion, it is suitable for usage at home, but not for travel. Similarly, it is suitable for usage during daytime and not through the night.  
  • Suitable for use as multipurpose cloth since it can be adapted to be useful in many situations.

Disposable Diapers


  • Disposable diapers make the baby less fussy because they have the ability to absorb more than cloth diapers. Therefore, when the baby excretes, the diaper is not immediately wet. Newer diapers are more effective in absorbing liquids and have better ventilation. (But the diapers should not be left on for too long since dampness causes diaper rash)
  • With fast-drying properties that immediately gets rid of dampness after the excretion, the baby can sleep for longer. Sleeping in infancy is very important for the growth of children.
  • When the baby is sleeping more comfortably, it will positively affect the emotional and mental state of the child and parents.
  • In the case of single parents, the reduced frequency of changing diapers and abolishing the need for washing diapers means more personal time for work, errands, and rest.


  • It is a long-term investment until the baby can let the parents know they need to go to the toilet or actually use the toilet. This also includes the issue of bed-wetting. However, nowadays, disposable  diapers are less expensive and there are often promotional prices. 
  • When choosing diapers, the quality must be taken into consideration and you should trial products to determine which brand is suitable for your baby’s skin.
  • Care should be taken when disposing of the diapers, and the hygiene of the family and the environment should be taken into account.

Fit of Using Purposes

  • Suitable to use anytime day and night.
  • Suitable for use during travel and in every season.
  • Lightweight and easy to carry.


Source: www.americanpregnancy.org

Crated At 18/11/2016


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