- Costs more per serving than an actual, from scratch home cooked meal.
- Far less nutritional value, much higher load of empty calories, fat, and sodium.
- Social value of eating a meal together is diminished.
- Lose opportunity to work together to prepare, partake and clean up.
- Far more expensive, even when costs of water, detergent, and wear on washing machine are taken into consideration. (Even when we had to use a laundrymat, it was less to pay to wash diapers than it would have been to buy disposables.)
- Ever smell the inside of a diaper genie? With cloth, waste is flushed away pretty quickly. (Even poop in disposable diapers is supposed to be flushed--read the package if you don't believe me. But who does that? It wouldn't be convenient.)
- Once you have a supply of cloth diapers, you don't have to buy anymore. No more monthly trips to a big box store for something that you intend to throw away. Independence.
- Generally earlier potty training. I'm certainly more motivated--after all, it's inconvenient to scrub those diapers.