Babies' skin is extremely sensitive, and they should be protected all year. Every season in India brings its own set of issues, and as parents, we must be aware of the changes and take precautions. Winters can be particularly harsh on a child's skin. And, if your child is still wearing disposable or cloth diapers, it is critical that you understand how to keep their skin from drying out and losing moisture.
Do you know that while we enjoy winter by soaking in the sun, eating delicious winter foods, and building our immunity, it is also essential to layer up newborns in warm winter essentials to protect them from the harsh weather?
But sometimes, a few things take a back seat during winter, either due to the cold weather or sometimes just due to the need for more awareness and information about some myths that we believe in. Should cloth diapering be one such thing that should take a backseat? Especially in a country like India, where the winters and temperatures range from mild winters to harsh ones. NO is the answer!
Let us try to understand the reasons why cloth diapering during winter is not preferred, and debunk each myth one by one. Here you go!
MYTH 1 – USING CLOTH DIAPERS IN WINTER CAN GIVE MY BABY A COLD OR A RASH.
The truth is, newborn cloth diapers will NOT give your baby a cold. On the contrary, the Feel-Dry Layer, or the lining that touches your baby's skin, is meant to wick the moisture away and keep the skin warm, not letting it feel wet and cold. So, just like any other weather in India, as long as you keep changing the reusable cloth diapers on time, they will not cause any health issues to your baby.
As far as rashes are concerned, it is true that babies pee more during winter. But again, as long as the bum is dry and clean, there are no chances of any skin irritation or rash occurring. Skin tends to get dry naturally during winter. Thus applying coconut oil after cleaning and before changing the diaper is also helpful.
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MYTH 2 – WASHING and DRYING THE CLOTH DIAPERS DURING WINTER IN INDIA IS A BIG TASK
Well, that's true for every other cloth for winter too, right? But, this is easily manageable. It is a smaller task than you would think it is. Altering the washing cycle and washing more frequently will ensure that you have a bundle of spare stash washed and kept aside for days when the sun is balmy and not out much.
In addition, when it comes to winter laundry, your washing machine's spin cycle can be your best friend. However, some companies like SuperBottoms have developed detergents that make diaper washing a breeze. You can use SuperBottoms Cloth Diaper Detergent for both diaper machines and hand washes. Allow the spin cycle to do half of the work and sunlight to do the other.
MYTH 3 - I NEED A LOT OF ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS IN WINTER
That is not true at all! Babies tend to pee more during winters, thus one booster pad for the night (3 considering you have a 3-day laundry cycle) and 2 – 3 extra diapers to ensure that you have a few extra in case the drying takes a little longer than expected, and you are sorted.
In conclusion, cloth diapering is meant to keep your stress as a parent away, not add to it. Making a few alterations in winter, just like we do for ourselves by adding layers and blankets to the daily essentials, a bit of change in the washing cycle, and a one-time investment will make cloth diapering as easy in winter as in any other season.
Happy Cloth Diapering!
1. Made Naturally: Cloth diapers for newborns are produced from natural fibers such as wool, bamboo, etc hence there are no chances of any skin irritation or rash occurring
2. Available in Different Varieties: Reusable diapers are available in different varieties in the market like Flats, Prefolds, Fitteds, Hybrid, All-in-one, All-in-two, etc.
3. Highly Comfortable: Cloth diapers are an eco-friendly, comfortable, and pocket-friendly option.
MESSAGE FROM SUPERBOTTOMS
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