Lampin vs. Disposable Diapers: An Overview
Before we proceed with their pros and cons, let’s first briefly differentiate cloth diapers from disposable diapers.
Cloth diapers, which many refer to locally as lampin, are made of natural material such as cotton. Traditionally, cloth diapers are made of plain white fabric that mommies fasten with the use of small safety pins.
Nowadays, though, cloth diapers come in various sizes and forms. They could still be flat fabrics, but many stores sell pre-folded ones in the shape of underwear. Instead of safety pins, we can now conveniently fasten them using snaps or hook-and-loop fasteners.
Some of the cloth diapers are “hybrid,” which means they are made with water-proof outer cloth and absorbent inner fabric. Of course, all cloth diapers are washable and reusable.
On the other hand, disposable diapers are single-use. They come in various sizes and are made with plastic, absorbent material, and adhesives.
Lampin vs. Disposable Diapers: Pros and Cons
And now, let’s explain the advantages and disadvantages of using cloth and disposable nappies. You can use these facts to help you choose between the two options.
The first factor we’ll look into is convenience. Parents who use cloth nappies for their babies need to soak and wash them after use.
Washing them is simple and easy, but it’s not quick. You can generally toss wet cloth nappies directly in the laundry pile, but if it’s soiled, you need to spray or scoop off the poop first before soaking and washing.