Cloth diapering can be a daunting task for new fathers, but it doesn't have to be. With a little bit of knowledge and some practice, cloth diapering can be a simple and rewarding part of your parenting routine. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of cloth diapering, dispel some common myths, and provide some tips for dads who are new to cloth diapering.

Why Cloth Diaper?

There are many good reasons to consider cloth diapering for your baby. Here are a few of the most compelling:

  1. Cost savings: Cloth diapers are an economical choice in the long run. Disposable diapers can cost upwards of Rs.65,000 or more during the first two years of a baby's life, while cloth diapers can be purchased for a one-time cost of Rs.12,000 to Rs.15,000, depending on the type and quantity you buy. NewBoo Reusable Cloth Diapers are a premium economical option.

  2. Environmental benefits: Disposable diapers generate a lot of waste, with an estimated 27.4 billion diapers ending up in landfills every year in the United States alone. Cloth diapers, on the other hand, can be washed and reused, reducing their environmental impact.

  3. Health benefits: Some disposable diapers contain chemicals that can irritate baby's skin, leading to diaper rashes and other skin problems. Cloth diapers, on the other hand, are made of natural materials that are gentler on your baby's skin.


Despite the many benefits of cloth diapering, there are a few myths that often discourage dads from giving it a try. Here are a few common myths, and the truth behind them:

Myth #1: Cloth diapering is too much work.

Truth: Cloth diapering does require some extra work, such as washing and drying the diapers, but it's not as much work as you might think. Many cloth diaper systems come with convenient features like snap closures or Velcro tabs, which make it easy to put the diapers on and take them off. And with a little bit of planning, you can make the washing and drying process quick and easy.

Myth #2: Cloth diapering is gross.

Truth: It's natural to be a little grossed out by the thought of handling soiled diapers, but modern cloth diapers are designed to make the process as hygienic as possible. Many cloth diapers have a removable liner that catches the solid waste, which can be easily disposed of in the toilet. This leaves the rest of the diaper relatively clean and easy to deal with.

Myth #3: Cloth diapering is inconvenient.

Truth: Cloth diapering can be as convenient as disposable diapering, with a little bit of planning and a little bit of help. An important that to remember is that it's not all or nothing. You can still continue to use disposable diapers when you're travelling if you find that easier. You will still be reducing the waste you are producing and still be saving a ton of money!

Tips for Dads

If you're a dad who is new to cloth diapering, here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Buy the right equipment: You'll need a good supply of cloth diapers, as well as some accessories like diaper bags, liners, and fasteners. Do some research to find the right products for your needs and budget. NewBoo has some great options from modern reusable diapers to training pants and even diaper free time nappies!

  2. Learn how to use the diapers: Different cloth diaper systems have different instructions for use, so be sure to read the manual or watch some online tutorials to learn how to put the diapers on and take them off.