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The Benefits of Using Cloth Diaper Liners

Posted by Vanessa Tomchik on

Navigating the world of reusable diapers can be challenging.  At Lighthouse Kids we recommend cloth diaper liners. These handy additions to your diapering routine can make life a lot easier, especially when dealing with poop. Let's explore the benefits of using cloth nappy liners.

What Are Cloth Diaper Liners?

  1. Diaper liners' main job is to catch solid poop, making diaper changes less messy.
  2. They also help protect the diaper from stains.
  3. Cloth diaper liners are thin layers of fabric (reusable) or bamboo (disposable).
  4. Place liners on top of the diaper insert, between baby and diaper.
  5. Diaper liners work best on peanut butter consistency poop and harder.
  6. We do not recommend using diaper liners for newborn poop. It tends to be watery and runny, therefore it does not help to contain it.
  7. You can use diaper liners to protect your diapers from diaper creams.
Disposable diaper liners are a way to keep poop from touching your cloth diapers.Lighthouse Kids Co. recycled pocket cloth diaper with Athletic Wicking Jersey and Tummy Panel.  Small WAHM business in Iowa City, IA.

Whether you choose disposable or reusable, cloth diaper liners can be a game-changer in your diapering routine.

 

Types of Cloth Diaper Liners: Disposable vs. Reusable

The two main types of cloth diaper liners are disposable and reusable.

Cloth Diaper Companies usually make disposable liners out of biodegradable materials. At Lighthouse Kids we make our liners out of safe OEKO-Tex Standard 100 Certified Bamboo. We want to make sure that all the fabric that touches baby's skin only contains safe, quality materials. You can toss them after use (but don't flush!), making them a convenient choice for on-the-go changes.

Typically made from stay-dry fabric, reusable liners protects your diapers from poop. You can wash and reuse them multiple times, providing long-term savings.

Here's a quick comparison:

  • Disposable liners: Convenient, biodegradable, single-use
  • Reusable liners: Washable, cost-effective, multiple uses

The Convenience Factor

Cloth diaper liners add a layer of convenience to washable cotton diapers. They catch solids, making clean-up a breeze and they protect baby's delicate skin.

You can toss disposable liners in the trash, but don't flush them as they can clog your sewer system. Reusable liners go straight into the wash with your regular cloth diaper laundry.

This ease of use can reduce the time spent on diaper changes and laundry.

Environmental Impact and Sustainability

Cloth diaper liners are a green choice for eco-conscious parents. They contribute less waste to landfills compared to traditional disposable diapers.

Especially if you choose biodegradable disposable liners.

Even disposable liners have a lower environmental impact than disposable diapers. They reduce the use of water and detergent needed to clean the diaper by flushing out the mess.

Protecting Your Baby's Skin

Cloth diaper liners are gentle on your baby's sensitive skin. They're free from the harsh chemicals often found in disposable diapers.

These liners can help prevent diaper rash by wicking moisture away from the skin.

They also allow for the use of barrier creams without compromising the absorbency of cloth diapers.

Customizing Your Diapering Experience

Cloth diaper liners offer an easy diapering experience. You can choose from various materials like fleece, bamboo, and cotton to suit your baby's needs. But no matter what you choose, the best part is that you don't have to touch baby's poop! This makes cloth diapering great for mom, baby and our planet!

 

Conclusion: Making the Switch to Cloth Diaper Liners

Making the switch to cloth diaper liners can be a game-changer. They offer convenience, cost-effectiveness, and an eco-friendly choice for diapering.

Whether you choose disposable or reusable, liners can simplify your diapering routine.

So why not give cloth diaper liners a try? Caring for baby's skin has never been easier. They might just become your new diapering essential.

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Vanessa T.

Vanessa is a proud mama of two baby boys who were of course cloth diapered! Vanessa has helped thousands of parents cloth diaper since 2012. She was a cloth diaper leader educator through the RDIA, and helped parents navigate eco-friendly diapering through her cloth diaper brick and mortar store. In 2017, Vanessa started Lighthouse Kids Co. through feedback from parents in her weekly cloth diaper 101 classes who wanted an easy to use stay-dry cloth diaper with natural fibers. Since then, LKC has sold millions of quality cloth diapers in the US and abroad. Vanessa believes in cloth diaper advocacy and education and that every parent can cloth diaper sustainably.

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Lighthouse Kids Co. cloth diaper covers have leg gussets to keep messes contained.  Voted best cloth diaper brand for AI2 cover diapers.  Small mom-run business in Iowa City, IA
Lighthouse Kids Co. Cloth Diapers is a small mom owned business based in Iowa City, IA.  We sell reusable washable diapers that are recycled, eco-friendly and PFAS free.