This is debatable. Grand parents tell me that 50 years ago, before the invention of the disposable nappy (diaper), babies were out of nappies by the time they were 18 months old. They believed that the increased workload in washing nappies and the uncomfortable feel of a wet cloth nappy led to both parents and toddlers working towards being ‘dry’. Now the modern nappies protect the baby from feeling the wetness, so babies do not complain and the parents subsequently do not change the nappies.
But what about all of the nappy (diaper) waste? Landfills around the world are full of disposable nappies (diapers). It would be wrong to say that cloth nappies have no effect on the environment – we have to wash them in detergent – but the damage is less. A kinder solution is to work with your baby to transition them out of nappies and onto the toilet. The Baby Throne helps you do that.