Daj Daj Diapers are made of natural materials and if properly cared for contain no chemicals which can threaten children’s health. The waterproof PUL used for diaper covers and the exterior layer of our All-In-One model is breathable, preventing overheating of your baby’s bottom. All our products are made of domestically and internationally certified (Oeko-Tex Standard 100), high quality material.
Advertisements for disposables all emphasize dryness as a prerequisite for a baby’s healthy skin. Wetness, however, is not the only cause of diaper rash. A baby’s delicate skin can also be irritated by prolonged contact with feces or urine residue, as well as by overheating, contact with synthetic materials and a lack of air circulation. In addition, the superabsorbent layer inside disposable diapers absorbs moisture from babies’ skin even when they haven’t peed, which may lead to your child’s skin becoming dried out. And lastly, it is precisely the sensation of dryness that leads a child to lose awareness of its elimination needs, making potty training harder and longer than it was before disposables were invented.
Cloth diapers allow children to feel that they are wet and thus let you know it’s time to be changed. This, in turn, helps children remain conscious of their elimination and will aid potty training.
Every product we use speaks about us and our life choices, because every product has an impact on the environment and the sum of them all is far from insignificant. Especially the metric ton of disposable diaper waste the average baby leaves in its wake.
It is estimated that disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item present in landfills worldwide. The average child uses some 5,000 disposable diapers from birth to potty, and this garbage will outlive the child by some 500 years. The overall damage to the environment, however, is far greater: while the plastic components of disposables take hundreds of years to decompose, the superabsorbent gel continues to absorb water in landfills, constantly increasing its volume. What’s more, disposables containing feces become biohazards on landfills and are a potential source of disease, which is why The World Health Organization recommends emptying soiled diaper content into the toilet.
While cloth diapers do have an impact on the environment as well, it is no match for the impact of disposables. Firstly, the number of cloth diapers one child needs is vastly lower, and these diapers can be reused by successive children. Cloth diapers decompose in 6 months, and do not leak any harmful chemicals into the environment. Furthermore, you can choose the eco-friendly route in cloth diaper maintenance: use small quantities of a biodegradable detergent, and air-dry or use an energy-saving drier. The amount of water it takes to wash a load of diapers every three days equals the quantity of water an adult uses to flush the toilet over the same time period. In addition, you also have the option of choosing diapers made of an eco-friendly fabric – organic cotton, bamboo or hemp – whose manufacturing puts a minimal strain on the environment.
The average family spends 40 euros a month on disposables, which amounts to 480 euros annually. And since children who wear disposables tend to take longer to potty train, the total cost of diapering them is about 1,200 euros (over a 2.5 year period). Instead, you can buy 20 to 25 Daj Daj Diapers, which will cost you between 250 and 400 euros. Even when you add to this the cost of washing and drying over two years, which is 70-80 euros, the total expense of choosing cloth is two to three times less than when using disposables. What’s more, if properly cared for, cloth diapers can be used successively by more than one child, making your savings even greater.