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amand_m201
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Cloth diapers are a better choice than disposable diapers

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Started: 2/28/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Backroads

Pro

In the Pro position, I will argue why cloth diapers are preferable to the average parent and child than disposable diapers.

The Con position will refute my claims of the preference of cloth diapers and provide support to why disposable diapers are preferable.

Possible topics: ease of use, environmental, cost, efficacy.

Pro Argument:

Cloth diapers are making a comeback in the parenting world, and for good reason. They are cost-effective over the long term, are a more stable alternative to the pattern of buying and throwing away diapers, and many feel hold in baby nastiness better than disposable diapers.
amand_m201

Con

In the con position, I believe disposable diapers are a better choice then cloth.

I believe disposable diapers are better because they are more sanitary. Washing and reusing the same diaper could carry germs and disease if not sanitized properly.

Disposable diapers are also quick. Parents can easily carry around diapers and use them at their convenience.

Lastly, they are more prevalent in society and can be easily distributed to those who need if they forgot or have a diaper emergency.
Debate Round No. 1
Backroads

Pro

While it's true that cloth diapers must be washed, this is no different from any other necessity associated with part of living. Cloth diapers are easy to wash and sanitize, though sanitizing is often not necessary. Hot water and detergent are quite sufficient at properly cleaning diapers.

Disposable diapers are quick and easy to carry around, but not significantly more than cloth diapers. Products have been created to carry clean diapers and store dirty ones.

Disposables are currently more prevalent, but that does not necessarily make them easier to access in case of a diaper emergency. Diaper size and the hope someone happens to have them is still an issue. Cloth diapers can fit a variety of baby sizes and clean ones certainly can be loaned.
amand_m201

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Backroads

Pro

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amand_m201

Con

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