Four reasons that part time cloth diapering might be right for your family

Four reasons that part time cloth diapering might be right for your family

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Did you know that cloth diapering doesn't have to be all or nothing? Many families choose to part time cloth diaper. Choosing to use modern cloth diapers on your baby or toddler doesn't mean that you can't also use disposable diapers. After all, families choose to cloth diaper for many different reasons—not all of them are driven by a desire to save the planet. 

What are some common reasons why a family might choose to only use modern cloth diapers part time? 

1. Overnight diapering

Cloth diapering overnight can be challenging for a lot of families. Twelve hours is a long time, and it can be difficult to find an absorbency set up that works for some babies larger urine output. For this reason, some families will opt to use disposable diapers overnight as they have less of a learning curve and are often more forgiving for heavy wetters. 

If you're struggling with overnight cloth diapering solutions, take a look at this article where we share fit tips and tricks for a better nighttime cloth diapering experience.  

2. Leaving the house

It's easy to get in a groove with cloth diapers when you're in the comfort of your own home, but venturing out in public poses a new set of obstacles to navigate. Cloth diapers take up more space in the diaper bag, you'll need a bag to carry dirty diapers in and they're often less convenient than disposables.

Families who are navigating frequent leaks may also choose to use disposables when away from home as to avoid unexpected wardrobe changes.

It's no secret that disposable diapers are more convenient than cloth diapers. If you're interested in learning how to use cloth diapers away from home without feeling overwhelmed, consider joining our discord group

3. Mental health

Becoming a parent is an adventure, full of highs and lows. Parents may choose to use cloth diapers part time when life is complicated or they just simply, want to take a break. Your mental health should always come first. 

Sometimes laundry piles up, or life takes twists and turns where the convenience of disposables just makes more sense. It's important to remember that taking breaks does not mean that you failed. 

4. Day care / Child care

While there are many child care facilities that welcome the use of cloth diapers, not every day care setting will be flexible with cloth diapering families. When cloth diapering is not an available option at your chosen child care facility, families may choose to send disposable diapers with their child during the day and cloth diaper them at home and on weekends. This is very common and a valid cloth diapering experience. 

Being open to the idea that cloth diapers can work together with disposable diapers can offer your family more flexibility.

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