First off, let me overwhelm you with statistics. Disposable Diapers:
Pampers comfort: Php 7 x 12 (if you change every two hours) x 365 (days in a year) = Php 30,660/year (approx.$653)
Pampers Baby Dry Php 8.25 =
(same computation)Php 36,135/year
Prokids Php 6 = Php 26,280/year
EQ Dry Php 6 = Php 26,280/year
Huggies Php 9 = Php 39,420/year
Kimbies Dry Php 6 = Php 26,280/year
Drypers Dry Php 7 = Php 30,660/year
Do the math. That is just the economic advantage of using leakproof cloth diapers. There are a whole lot more like zero risk of getting nappy rash that is caused by the chemical in disposables that make them super absorbent. The same chemical that makes it almost impossible for disposables to rot. It actually takes 50 plus years for a single disposable diaper to rot.
Just what future are we to give our children and the generations after them when we don’t care enough the environment to shift to using leakproof cloth diaper instead of disposables. There is the unquestionable convenience of the disposables, true. In fact, in the full two years that my little guy wore nappies, I still had him used disposables when we went out. But other than that, he was on leakproof cloth diapers.
If I remember it right the largest size was no more than $6 a piece. We had a total of 16 diapers that we used all throughout the time that he used nappies. That’s not a bad investment right? In fact, all those are now lent to a dear friend for her little girl. The picture on the right is my little guy in his TushyWushy Leakproof cloth diaper when he was around six months old.