I'm a new first-time mom and was rather unsettled about using disposable diapers and wipes after I heard about their terrible environmental impact, not to mention the negative impact on your wallet. I did some research and quickly realized that the alternative options were delightfully numerous – from the old-fashioned folding cloth diapers to the all-in-one diaper with a cotton insert.In the end, I chose an all-in-one diaper. There is no folding required and I only do one load every three days. I can't believe how easy it actually is! I use face cloths to wipe my baby instead of wipes – she really appreciates the warmth. She never has diaper rash and the money you save is well worth it. I'm really happy that I made this choice.
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