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Factors Before Buying Cloth Diapers

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Pat your back for saying no to disposable diapers. But buying cloth diapers in a Gulf countries (UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, etc.)  may not be very easy.

The diaper market in the Gulf is flourishing like never before and is only going to grow in the future. To save themselves from the myriad of cloth diapers, many Indian parents continue to use the same diapers even after moving to the Middle East.

In the long run, the baby’s bummies take their toll. Also, not many manufacturers consider the local climate while making cloth diapers.

So, to save you from such manufacturing brands and help you make better diaper decisions we have compiled a list of 5 factors that you must consider while buying cloth diapers in Gulf countries.

5 Must Consider Factors while Buying Cloth Diapers in Gulf Countries

  • How Many Diapers You Need

A newborn baby requires more diapers than an older baby. On average older babies require 10 diapers per day. This number varies across seasons. Some babies are heavy wetters and require more diapers per day. Identify the number of times you change your baby’s diaper in a day. Add 2 or 3 more to the math.

Also, monitor how their peeing and pooping routine has changed after moving to the Gulf. Do the maths and identify how many cloth diapers you need for the next 6 months. Do not forget to factor in the prevalent climatic conditions when purchasing cloth diapers in the Gulf countries.

  • The Amount of Money You Would Spend

Migrating to a Gulf country and starting a new life in itself is financially taxing. So, the amount of money you spend on your diaper needs has to be decided accordingly. Research various types of cloth diapers available in the market. The amount you would spend will depend on the type you choose.

For example, you buy a flat diaper like SuperBottoms UNO cloth diaper at AED 60. It may seem like a lot of money for a diaper. But the fact that it would last you more than 300+ washes and offers 74% savings, makes it worth it in the long run. You might additionally have to buy some extras like absorption or booster pads.

Apart, also account for laundry costs. Cloth diapers require heavy washing so do not forget to add up the cost of water, detergent, and electricity. The math may look too expensive, but cloth nappies are still much more affordable than disposable diapers. A mother retrospect her diaper expenses and came to know she could have saved around 27% by using cloth diapers.

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  • The Washability of the Diaper

Most modern parents believe cloth diapers are made out of 100% natural fibres. This is not the case. Cloth diapers have several non-natural components like Velcro, snap buttons, and a Polyurethane layer for waterproofing, that enhance the overall functionality. Apart, to improve the absorption capacity, a combination of bamboo, cotton, hemp, Polyester, terry, etc. is used.

Look at the ingredients list when buying cloth diapers in Gulf countries. Do not buy diapers that have Formaldehyde in the ingredient list. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen and some manufacturers use it to induce water repellence.

If you want 100% natural cloth diapers, the cloth diapers available in the market are not for you. But, if you want a diaper made with clean ingredients, manufactured with keep environment in mind, choose SuperBottoms UNO range of diapers.

  • Ingredients and Material of the Diaper

Most modern parents believe cloth diapers are made out of 100% natural fibres. This is not the case. Cloth diapers have several non-natural components like Velcro, snap buttons, and a Polyurethane layer for waterproofing, that enhance the overall functionality. Apart, to improve the absorption capacity, a combination of bamboo, cotton, hemp, Polyester, terry, etc. is used.

Look at the ingredients list when buying cloth diapers in Gulf countries. Do not buy diapers that have Formaldehyde in the ingredient list. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen and some manufacturers use it to induce water repellence.

If you want 100% natural cloth diapers, the cloth diapers available in the market are not for you. But, if you want a diaper made with clean ingredients, manufactured with keep environment in mind, choose SuperBottoms UNO range of diapers.

  • How Well the Cloth Diaper Fit

Nothing can irritate your baby more than an unfitted diaper in Gulf’s hot and warm climate. A tight diaper can lead to bacterial formation and rashes on your baby’s bummies. Some mothers have also complained about a foul smell within a few hours of putting on the diaper. A tightly fitted diaper is one of the reasons. And if the diaper is too loose, leaking takes place.

To find a sweet spot choose a cloth diaper that is neither too tight nor too loose. And if you are a new parent who feels lost, we recommend you a flat diaper like SuperBottoms Freesize UNO, which is suitable for 3 months to 3-year-old babies.

  • Bottom Line

Buying cloth diapers in Gulf countries will save you hundreds of Dinars without compromising on your baby’s bummies. Markets are overflowing with a variety of diapers and also the Indian diaspora is booming in the Middle East.

However, a lack of knowledge about authentic cloth diapers makes the selection procedure difficult. We have therefore listed 5 factors that every parent in the Gulf must take into account before zeroing down on their cloth diaper choice.

Key Takeaways

  • Why Cloth Over Disposable

More diapers are needed for a newborn baby than for an older baby. Therefore, if you continue to invest in cloth diapers, you may wind up saving a lot of money.

  • Gentle on Skin

Cloth Diapers are incredibly gentle on a baby's skin despite the hot Gulf weather.

  • Consider the Ingredients and Material

Cloth diapers feature various non-natural components that improve overall functionality, like Velcro, snap buttons, and a Polyurethane layer for waterproofing.

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