Let’s do a cost comparison. The average reusable is about $40. You will probably need six. That is about a $240 investment. The average cost of disposables is $75 for 72. Using at least 2 a day of disposables, the cost will be the same between the reusable and disposable investments after four months of using products. However, if you bought a reusable, you have months and months of free products to use after the four months. If you bought disposables, then after these four months your investment is gone. You have to spend more money.
Reusable diapers are good for the environment. You might be thinking that you cannot make a difference here. One person can. It adds up very fast. Each disposable user adds a lot of non-biodegradable trash to the world each year. About two billion tons of urine, feces, plastic, and paper fill up landfills each year. Do you want to be one of those people? It also takes 80,000 pounds of plastic and 200,000 trees a year to manufacture disposable adult diapers. Some new disposables are biodegradable, but only if exposed to air and sun, which does not always happen and still takes hundreds of years.
Reusable diapers are also a little easier to use discretely since you don’t have to throw them away in the neighborhood trash all the time.
Reusable diapers are often better for skin rashes, irritations, allergies, and reactions. The products are soft and comfortable and can be better for thinning skin as well.
You’re probably wondering what to do on the go with a reusable, right? People use zip-lock bags to put soiled reusable products in. You can carry them in your to-go bag with other products, creams, wipes, etc. Another thing people do is use disposables only when on the go and reusable diapers when at home.
Here are some excellent example of products:
The Chamonix Adult Reusable Brief is another great product. It is for sensitive skin. The brief uses soft velour to help keep you dry. It’s resistant to rashes around the legs. It has a waterproof cover. Furthermore, it has many snaps for a good snug fit. Plus sizes, using what’s called an extender, give you an option of up to a 78-inch waist. They are for both urinary and fecal incontinence.
The Ibex Ultra Fitted Briefs are for overnight use (it holds more liquid), but work for daytime as well. It has a soft quilted interior for comfort. It prevents bunching. It has a vinyl outer covering, and specially designed leg-gathers so that it does not bunch up. It has a series of snaps for a snug fit. The Ibex is color-coded for easy size identification.
Adult cloth diapers such, as these are much cheaper in the long run, better for the environment, and sometimes easier on the skin. In the decade we’ve been selling adult diapers, we’ve helped a lot of people make the switch. Many of our products are sold in singles so that you can try one out. They are an excellent alternative to costly disposables. Feel free to ask our nurse a question or leave any form of comment or question in the form below, we'd love to hear from you.