The Ultimate Cloth or Disposable Diapers Quiz

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About This Quiz

One of the first important decisions you face with a new baby is whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the facts and make an educated decision by taking this quiz.

Over two years, cloth diapers are __________ disposable diapers.

In the long run, cloth diapers are actually cheaper than disposable diapers. In fact, cloth diapers end up being a quarter of the cost of disposable diapers.

Sodium polyacrylate is a chemical in:

Sodium polyacrylate is a chemical gel that helps retain moisture. This chemical increases the absorbency of disposable diapers.

What are the health concerns of sodium polyacrylate exposure?

Sodium polyacrylate has been linked to allergies and to toxic shock syndrome in infants and children.

How much waste does using disposable diapers create in one year?

You create one solid ton of garbage for each year that your child uses disposable diapers. Imagine the impact that one child's diapers has on land fill space and on the environment!

What chemicals can be found in cloth diapers?

With the advancement of cloth diapers in recent years, some cloth diapers do not contain polymer chemicals, such as vinyl and polyester.

What is the benefit of having polymer chemicals in cloth diapers?

Polymer chemicals in cloth diapers act as a water repellent. Keep in mind, you always have the option of simply buying 100 percent cotton cloth diapers to avoid exposing your child to these chemicals.

What is a disadvantage of using a cloth diaper laundry service?

Most cloth diaper laundry services wash diapers in chlorine bleach. Bleach may irritate your infant's sensitive skin.

How should you wash cloth diapers?

It's very important to wash cloth diapers well. Wash your cloth diapers at a high temperature setting on your washing machine to kill bacteria.

The stinky smell that is can be retained in cloth diapers is:

Some parents may be turned away from using cloth diapers because of the lingering smell they retain, even after washing. This smell, however, is not health concern.

Why do some parents prefer disposable diapers over cloth diapers?

Most parents who use disposable diapers do so out of convenience. Yet, modern day cloth diapers and cloth diaper laundry services make cloth diapers also fairly convenient.

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