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Why Cloth Diaper?

1. Health Issues: 

  • Disposable diapers contain:

    • Carcinogenic Dioxin.
      gel-like beads Sodium polyacrylate: make diapers super absorbent. It ‘pulls’ natural moisture from baby’s skin, encouraging irritation. It can cause severe allergic reactions including vomiting, infections and fever.
    • TRIBUTYL TIN – Highly toxic pollutant. It has hormone-like effect in smallest concentration. It harms the immune system and impairs the hormonal system.
  • Cloth diapered babies have less diaper rash.
  • Disposables are linked to cause asthma.
  • A German study found that disposable diapers raised the temperature of the scrotum far above body temperature that may have effect on fertility in the future.

2. Environment
> 27 billion disposable diapers are put in landfills around the world. This may contaminate the water and cause diseases. A single disposable diaper may take up to 500 years to decompose.
Disposable diapers make up almost 50% of household waste in a house of 1 child.

 3. Cost:

Example: Assuming night usage for 2 ½ yrs usage

1st child 2nd child Total
Modern Cloth Diapers(2 diapers + 5 inserts) RM 165 Nil RM 165
Disposables diapers (920pcs x RM0.80) RM 736 RM736 RM1472