I’ve used Pampers Swaddlers since the day we brought our baby home — because they are soft and absorb well. Plus, Swaddlers have a moisture indicator strip, which helped with my observations of baby’s potty signals. However… after using disposable diapers for 16 months and trying cloth diapers for the first time, I’m honestly wishing I made the switch to cloth diapers sooner! I found a good deal on used cloth diapers that were in excellent condition. See why I’m now a huge fan of Alva cloth diapers with snaps that grow with your baby, how to clean cloth diapers, my tips for stripping cloth diapers of bacteria, and my thoughts on cloth diapers vs disposable diapers today.
Lots of great reasons to choose cloth baby diapers here. They’re not like the cloth baby diapers when you were growing up. They’re better! There’s no need for diaper pins and folded edges anymore. Today’s cloth diapers have different closures that keep them snugly on your baby — without the need for pins.
One major issue that must be decided upon prior to the birth of the child is whether or not to preserve the baby’s cord blood. Ever since a child was successfully treated with cord blood stem cells to cure his Fanconi anemia in 1988, the popularity of cord blood banking has increased. Here are the pros & cons of cord blood preservation.