Health reasons for cloth diapering

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Health reasons for cloth diapering

There are a lot of health benefits for your children when it comes to cloth diapering. If you consider that diaper rash is a massive problem in disposable diapers, that is because your child is sitting in a soiled diaper for hours at a time. While it may not leak through, they are sitting in their urine or in their feces for an extended period of time. And ammonia mixed with the urine can cause diaper rash. Another thing to consider is that the production of a disposable diaper has a byproduct and that is dioxin, which is one of the most carcinogenic chemicals in the world. That is in our children´s diapers. And on top of that, there is also SAM, which is a super absorbent material. If you rip apart a disposable diaper, you will find thousands of these little beads. And that´s what keeps your baby´s diaper dry because each one of these beads can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. However, this SAM, super absorbent material, is the same thing that we took out of tampons in the ´80s because of its association with toxic shock syndrome. It has been banned all across the world except for the United States. And we still have SAM in our disposable diapers on our babies.

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Lisa Hubbard is from Dublin, Ireland. She studied English Studies at Trinity College in Dublin. After graduating, Lisa moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. These days Lisa is thrilled to be undertaking her most challenging, but rewarding, role to date - that of Mom to two year old Juliet and six month old Roan. In 2010, Lisa became a partner in tush. - a cloth diaper workshop based in Los Angeles - aiming to demystify and simplify cloth diapering for new parents. Lisa's parenting philosophy can be boiled down to two words - whatever works! 

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