Are disposable diapers toxic?

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asked Mar 30 in Toddler/Preschooler by Donurner (300 points)
Are disposable diapers toxic?

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answered Mar 30 by Gracy (68,190 points)
Disposable diapers are very safe for kids and babies and toddlers or anyone who needs to wear disposable diapers.

The gel beads in the disposable diapers are not toxic but a child should never ingest them though.

But if your kid gets disposable diaper gel beads on their skin there's no harm and you can easily wipe it off and they will be fine.

Disposable diapers that contain prints on them can cause irritation to some kids skin and the ink can sometimes leak through the clothes the child is wearing.

But the disposable diapers are very safe for children and are actually better for them than cloth diapers are.

Cloth diapers keep the child feeling wet which is not good for their skin and can cause more diaper rashes.

With disposable diapers they hold the urine away from the kids skin so they don't get rashes as often as long as you change them every 2 to 3 hours.

The main disadvantages of disposable diapers is that they cost money each month and you throw them away after each use.

So in a way you're throwing money in the trash with disposable diapers but you have to have diapers for your kids when they are not potty trained.

Another disadvantage of disposable diapers is that they take up space in a landfill and take many years to break down and they contain chemicals that may cause rashes on kids who wear them.

That is the only disadvantages I can personally think of when it comes to disposable diapers.

Although disposable diapers cost more money through the years your baby and kids wears them they are not all that expensive and when you factor in washing cloth diapers and using soap, your time, electricity, water etc then you're actually not saving any money with cloth diapers.

I think cloth diapers have more of a disadvantage than disposables do.

I tired cloth diapers with my first baby and quickly decided it was not for me.

My husband can make more money in an hour at his job that I saved in one day cloth diapering.

Diapering my kids with disposable diapers costs around $3.00 per day at most and it took me at least an hour to clean even a few cloth diapers.

My husband makes $100.00 per day at his job.

So it's better for us to buy disposable diapers and as the kids got older the cost even went down to around $2.00 per day.

For one kid it's less than $100.00 per month to buy disposable diapers.

That is the least of the cost when it comes to raising and taking care of a kid.

We spend at least $1,500.00 per month on food alone.

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